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Royals Add Five with Tryout Agreements

Thursday, September 3rd
Royals Add Five with Tryout Agreements

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL, today announced that the team has signed five players to ECHL Tryout Agreements in advance of the team's 2015-16 Training Camp. The players signed to Tryout Agreements are forward Peter Angelopoulos, defenseman Clinton Atkinson, goaltender Louie George, forward Tyler Gjurich, and forward Stephen Tellier.

Angelopoulos, George and Gjurich earned an opportunity to attend Royals’ Training Camp through their performances at the Free Agent Tryout Camp hosted by Royals’ Head Coach Larry Courville and Assistant Coach Kirk MacDonald in Burlington, Ontario, in early August.

Angelopoulos (6’4/209) (21), who hails from Nobleton, Ontario, registered fifty-three points (23g-30a) and fifty-seven penalty minutes in fifty-five games last season with the Cornwall Colts of the Central Canada Hockey League. Atkinson (5’10/197) (24), who hails from New Westminster, British Columbia, registered twenty-three points (5g-18a) and seventy-five minutes in forty-five games last year in the Federal Hockey League. Atkinson was chosen as the Most Outstanding Defenseman for the Coquitlam Express of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2011-12. George (5’10/187) (23), who played Canadian university hockey at Ryerson University, went 18-15-2 with a 3.88 goals against average and .906 save percentage in forty games with the Berkshire Battalion of the Federal Hockey League last season. Gjurich (5’10/187) (23), who hails from Hatfield, Pennsylvania, played nine total games in 2013-14 with the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL, the Columbus Cottonmouths of the SPHL and Nipissing University. In 2012-13, Gjurich led the Ontario Junior Hockey League with ninety-seven points (53g-44a) in fifty-three games for the Buffalo Jr Sabres. At the conclusion of that season, he was named the OJHL Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player. Tellier (5’9/181) (25), who is from Chicopee, Massachusetts, played for Westfield State College of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2010-11.

The Fifteenth Season of Royals’ hockey kicks off with back-to-back games against the South Carolina Stingrays at North Charleston Coliseum on Saturday (October 17) and Sunday (October 18). Reading opens the home portion of the team’s schedule on Saturday, October 24, (7:00 pm) when the Elmira Jackals visit Santander Arena. Season Tickets for the 2015-16 Reading Royals ECHL season are currently available. Call 610-898-7825 for more information or log onto www.royalshockey.com.