Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, today announced that goaltender Martin Ouellette has been recalled to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Also, earlier today forward Justin Crandall underwent a successful appendectomy and is expected to be out of the lineup for approximately two weeks.
This is the third recall to Lehigh Valley this season for Ouellette, a second year pro from Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec. He has not yet appeared in an AHL game this season. In six games with the Royals this year, Ouellette has compiled a record of 4-2-0-0 with a 2.10 goals against average and a .900 save percentage with one shutout. Crandall, a first year pro from Lakeville, Minnesota, is the tied for the league lead in scoring by a rookie (5g-10a=15pts).
The Royals return to action on Friday (November 20 @ 7:00 pm) when the Elmira Jackals visit Santander Arena in Reading, PA. That night, the Royals will celebrate ‘Hunger Games’ Night and will host a post-game ham shoot courtesy of Redner’s Market. 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 4:30 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.
Season Tickets for the 2015-16 Reading Royals ECHL season are currently available. For more information about the Royals, call 610-898-7825 or log onto www.royalshockey.com.
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