Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League and Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League, today announced that goaltender Connor Knapp has been recalled to Lehigh Valley. In a separate transaction also announced today, forward Cam Reid has been returned to the Royals from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL. Reading also signed Matt Tendler as the team’s emergency back-up goaltender.
This marks the third trip of the season to the Phantoms for Knapp, a third year pro from Rochester, New York. He has not yet appeared in a game for Lehigh Valley. In twenty-eight appearances for the Royals, Knapp has compiled a record of 17-8-1-0 with a 2.71 (nineteenth best in the ECHL), and a .911 save percentage with one shutout.
Reid, a third year pro from Tsawwassen, Delta, British Columbia, was loaned to the Sound Tigers last Friday. He played in two games for Bridgeport, scoring a goal and racking up fourteen penalty minutes in his first game with the team—a 4-3 loss to the Hershey Bears on Saturday. In fifty games with the Royals, Reid has forty-seven points (20g-27a) and forty-four penalty minutes.
Tendler (5’9/165) (28), who hails from Warminster, Pennsylvania, and played at Neumann College, has not yet appeared in a pro game.
NEXT UP FOR THE ROYALS
Reading Royals v Greenville Road Warriors
@ Santander Arena – Reading, PA
Friday, February 27, 2015 (7:30 pm Eastern Time)
NEXT UP: The Royals return home this Friday (February 27 @ 7:30 pm) where the team will face the Greenville Road Warriors at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. That night, fans will have an opportunity to meet Dennis Haskins, who played ‘Mr. Belding’ on the classic sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell’. The first 1500 fans 15 years of age and older will also receive a t-shirt honoring goaltender Philipp Grubauer for our Free Shirt Friday giveaway presented by V&M Towing. The game night broadcast for Friday’s matchup can be heard live on CBS SportsRadio 1240 am and 98.5 in Reading, Pennsylvania, starting with the pre-game warm-up show presented by Highmark Blue Shield at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. Streaming audio is available free of charge on the Royals’ website (follow the ‘headset’ icon); and streaming video is available on a pay-per-view basis through ECHL.TV.
For more information about the Royals, call 610-898-7825 or log onto www.royalshockey.com.
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