Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, today announced that forward Mike Pereira has been loaned to the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League.
This is the second trip of the season to the AHL for Pereira, a second year pro from West Haven, Connecticut, who was previously loaned to the Comets in early January and played six games for Utica (1g-0a=1pt, 4 pims) before being returned to Reading on January 27. In forty-six games with the Royals this year, Pereira has recorded forty-one points (17g-24a) and twenty penalty minutes and played to a team-leading plus-13 (+13).
The Royals return to action on Friday (March 11 @ 7:00 pm) when the team travels to Manchester, New Hampshire, to face the top team in the East Division, the Manchester Monarchs. Friday night’s matchup can be heard live on CBS SportsRadio 1240 AM and 98.5 FM in Reading, Pennsylvania, starting with the pre-game warm-up show presented by Highmark Blue Shield at 6:30 pm Eastern Time. As with all Royals’ road games this season, Friday’s game will also be televised locally in Berks County, Pennsylvania, on BCTV courtesy of Boscov’s Travel and Apple Vacations. 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 or on bctv.org.
For more information about the Royals, call 610-898-7825 or log onto www.royalshockey.com.
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