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John Muse awarded CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Tuesday, January 9th
John Muse awarded CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. –John Muse of the Reading Royals is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 1-7. He is the second Royals player to earn weekly player honors this season (Matt Willows).

The 29-year-old went 3-0-0 with one shutout, a 0.99 goals-against average and a save percentage of .971 in three appearances last week.

Muse made 32 saves in a 2-1 overtime win at Worcester on Wednesday, turned aside 42 shots in a 3-2 victory against Brampton on Friday and stopped all 28 shots he faced in a 3-0 win against Worcester on Sunday.

A native of East Falmouth, Massachusetts, Muse is 11-3-0 in 15 appearances with the Royals this season and ranks second in the ECHL with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage. He also has appeared in three games with Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League, where he is 2-1-0, with a 2.13 goals-against average and a save percentage of .921.

Muse, who captured the 2012 Kelly Cup title with Florida, has seen action in 68 career ECHL games with Reading, Elmira, Fort Wayne and Florida posting an overall record of 38-19-11 with three shutouts, a 2.79 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. In 162 career AHL appearances with Lehigh Valley, Rochester, Texas, Charlotte and Portland he has gone 78-58-6 with eight shutouts, a 2.65 goals-against average and a save percentage of .914.

Prior to turning pro, Muse played four seasons at Boston College where he was a two-time National Champion (2008 and 2010) and set school records for saves (3,696) and games played (144).

Reading and Muse are in action on Wed., Jan. 10 vs. Worcester at 7:00 p.m. for a $5 Green Zone ticket game, plus a postgame photo and autograph session with four players, courtesy of Rieck’s Printing

Gym Bag giveaway on Jan. 12 vs. ADK at 7 p.m.– First 2,000 fans receive a gym bag (Tower Health).

THON, Scout and Star Wars Night Jan. 20Sat., Jan. 20 vs BRM at 7 p.m.: THON Night, Scout Night, and Star Wars Night. First 2,000 fans will receive a Slapshot bobblehead. The Royals will wear Star Wars jerseys.

Purple and Black three-game pack on sale 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.

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 at 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.