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Royals sign G Tyler Parks

Friday, December 8th
Royals sign G Tyler Parks

2nd-year professional with ECHL experience

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals announced Friday the team signed goaltender Tyler Parks to a standard player contract. The 25-year-old is in his second professional season and comes from the Peoria Rivermen (SPHL). He’s accrued a 2-1-0-0 record, 2.28 goals against average, .920 save percentage and one shutout this season. The native of Imperial, MO stands 6-foot-6 and weighs 210 pounds.

In a corresponding move, the Royals announced they’ve released EBUG Brian Matesevac, who served as back-up goaltender for Reading on Wednesday in a 2-1 win over Wheeling. John Muse was recalled from loan by Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

Parks signed with the Missouri Mavericks following a three-year collegiate career. He spent 2013-15 at St. Lawrence and transferred to NCAA Division III Adrian College for 2015-16. At Adrian in 11 games, he had a 1.90 goals against average and .925 save percentage as the team made a trip to the Division III tournament quarterfinals.

Reading is at Adirondack at 7:00 p.m. Friday and takes on Manchester Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Both games begin with Royals Pregame 15 minutes before puck drop on Rumba 1340 (iHeartRadio App) and BCTV.

The next Royals home game is Fri., Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. against Wheeling. It’s a big night on Sat., Dec. 16 for the annual Teddy Bear Toss game and Ugly Sweater Jerseys against Wheeling at 7:00 p.m. Plus, the first 2,000 fans receive a Royals Christmas ornament, presented by Met-Ed.

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 Star Wars 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.

Reading Royals Mobile AppHead to the App Store and Google Play to download the new Reading Royals app on your smartphone! Stay up-to-date with team news, receive notifications and purchase tickets for your next experience at Santander Arena.

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.