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Justin Crandall to Represent Royals at 2017 CCM / ECHL All-Star Classic

Tuesday, January 3rd
Justin Crandall to Represent Royals at 2017 CCM / ECHL All-Star Classic

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, today announced that forward Justin Crandall has been selected to represent the Royals in the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY at Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, New York.

Crandall, a second year pro from Lakeville, Minnesota, is currently third on the Royals with twenty-six points (10g-16a) in twenty-five games. He leads the team in plus-minus at plus-14 (+14). In his last seventeen games, Crandall has notched twenty-three points (9g-14a) and played to a plus-17 (+17). Crandall, who has registered multi-point performances in his last four consecutive games—which include two separate four point nights—was named the ECHL’s Player of the Week (12/26/16 – 01/01/17) earlier in the day.

The ECHL All-Star Classic will feature the host Adirondack Thunder taking on the ECHL All-Stars in a non-traditional format featuring 5-on-5, 4-on-4, and 3-on-3 play, as well as a Skills Competition (Puck Relay, Hardest Shot, Fastest Skater) to highlight the talents of both teams.

The game will air LIVE exclusively on NHL Network on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET.

The ECHL All-Star Fan Fest, with player appearances, interactive game, prizes, giveaways, auctions, memorabilia, and a special Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit, will be held on Tuesday, January 17 starting at 6 p.m. at the Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George, New York.

On Wednesday, January 18, the day's events include the ECHL Hall of Fame Luncheon and the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by I LOVE NY. Select ECHL Skills competitions will be held the same night and will be incorporated into the evening's events.

The starting lineup is determined in a vote of coaches, team captains, media relations directors, broadcasters and members of the media. Coaches also submit the players who they feel are the top prospects from their team and other teams in their conference which helps determine the final roster. Each of the ECHL teams has either a starter, reserve or alternate named for the ECHL All-Star Classic.

ECHL All-Star Starters

G – Jamie Phillips, Tulsa Oilers

D – Justin Agosta, Manchester Monarchs

D – Jacob MacDonald, Toledo Walleye

F – Chad Costello, Allen Americans

F – Peter Sivak, Alaska Aces

F – Shawn Szydlowski, Fort Wayne Komets

ECHL All-Star Reserves

G – C.J. Motte, Quad City

D – Eric Knodel, Cincinnati; Sprio Goulakos, Greenville; Travis Walsh, Idaho; Kevin Tansey, Missouri; Michael Young, Rapid City; Kevin Schulze, Wheeling

F – Justin Buzzeo, Atlanta; Matt Garbowsky, Colorado; John McCarron, Florida; Alex Wideman, Indy; Tony Cameranesi, Orlando, Justin Crandall, Reading; Steven McParland, South Carolina; Erik Bradford, Utah; Alexis Loiseau, Wichita




Santander Arena – Reading, PA (7:00 pm)

Flyers Friday – Number Two of Five

Appearance by Flyers’ Alumnus and Philadelphia Legend Bill Clement

Royals Wear Special Jerseys Honoring

“Five Decades of the Flyers”



Santander Arena – Reading, PA (7:00 pm)

“Purple Goes Green” Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Night

Royals Will Donate and Plant One Tree with Berks County Conservancy

for Every 750 Fans in Attendance


Broadcast Begins 30 Minutes Prior to Opening Face-Off

With Pre-Game Warm-Up Show

Digital Stream on iHeartRadio Rumba 1340 - Reading

Road Games Only: BCTV Telecast in Berks County, PA

(Comcast Reading Cable Channel 15, Service Electric Cable Channel 19,

Comcast Southern Berks Channel 965)

Pay-Per-View Streaming Video at ECHL.TV

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