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Reading native Steven Swavely rewarded with call up to Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, December 13th
Reading native Steven Swavely rewarded with call up to Lehigh Valley

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL Affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced Wednesday forward Steven Swavely has been recalled on loan to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. A Reading native and 2010 Muhlenberg High School graduate, Swavely is in his second professional season and scored five goals and 13 points with the Royals in 21 games this season. The 26-year-old has excelled with a pair of four-game point streaks this season, most recently coming Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. He owned season tickets to the Royals growing up.

Swavely began the season with Lehigh Valley and had an assist (2 GP). Reading received Swavely on loan Oct. 26.

Last season, Swavely had 39 points in 40 games with Reading. In 33 AHL games, Swavely has three goals and four points. With the University of Maine, Swavely recorded 33 goals and 81 points in 146 games.

Reading announced earlier Wednesday the team acquired forward Colin Martin from Brampton for future considerations.

The Royals play three home games this weekend starting Fri., Dec. 16 with a game against the Wheeling Nailers at 7:00 p.m. On Sat., Dec. 16 against the Nailers, it’s the annual Teddy Bear Toss game and Ugly Sweater Jerseys. Plus, the first 2,000 fans receive a Royals Christmas ornament, presented by Met-Ed. Sunday’s game against Adirondack features $5 Green Zone tickets, magnet photo frame giveaway and dollar dogs, presented by Tower Health.

Santa Sacks Holiday GiftStuff the stocking with Santa Sacks! Get an autographed Royals puck and come out to three of our biggest games for just $30.- Sat., Jan. 20 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Slapshot bobblehead giveaway, THON Night, Star Wars jerseys)- Fri., Feb. 17 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Pink in the Rink, knit scarf giveaway)- Sat., Mar. 17 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Yannick Tifu number retired, Meet WWE Million Dollar Man)- Sat., Mar. 24 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Worcester (Kelly Cup Tribute puck giveaway, Autism Awareness jerseys)- Sat., Apr. 7 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Norfolk (FANdemonium, fan appreciation, fan’s choice giveaway)- Call 610-898-PUCK and tickets are available here.

More $5 TicketsThe Royals are pleased to announce $5 tickets in the Green Zone to two more upcoming games in December!- Sun., Dec. 17 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Adirondack (dollar dogs and player photo) | Thurs., Dec. 28 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Worcester (special Flyers jerseys, aPHILLYation night)- Call 610-898-PUCK (7825) and tickets are available here.

About the RoyalsThe Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are in their 17th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in eight straight seasons and are four-time division champions.

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Broadcast CoverageAll Royals game can be heard on Rumba 1340 AM and the iHeartRadio app by searching “Rumba 1340”. The pregame show starts 15 minutes before puck drop. Watch Royals games on ECHL.tv. Reading away games are shown locally on BCTV, channel 15 Comcast, channel 19 Service Electric.