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McCarthy recalled from loan by Lehigh Valley

Tuesday, January 16th
McCarthy recalled from loan by Lehigh Valley

Tied for team lead with 13 goals

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced Tuesday forward Chris McCarthy has been recalled from loan by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. McCarthy scored a goal and recorded two points Sunday at Manchester to tie for the Royals lead in goals (13). He is third on the team with 25 points.

The Collegeville, PA native is in his second season with the Flyers organization and tallied a goal and three points in 17 games with the Phantoms last season. McCarthy registered 47 points (19 goals) in 43 games with the Royals in 2016-17. He split the first two seasons of his career between Hartford (AHL) and Greenville and combined to score 23 goals and 63 points in 130 games. McCarthy is 26 years old, stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 207 pounds.

Over 146 ECHL games, McCarthy has generated 47 goals and 111 points. The University of Vermont graduate has scored nine goals and 27 points in 84 AHL games.

McCarthy was an alternate captain at Vermont his junior season and wore the "C" in his last NCAA year.

It’s a Slapshot Bobblehead giveaway and the Royals are at home Sat., Jan. 20 at 7:00 p.m. against Brampton for Star Wars, THON and Scout Night. The Royals will give away Star-Wars-themed bobbleheads of their mascot, Slapshot, wear Star Wars jerseys and help raise money for THON and pediatric cancer research and awareness.

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.

Mascot Mania, 4 for $44 Family Day and $5 Green Zone Tickets Jan. 21Sun., Jan 21 vs. BRM at 4 p.m.: Slapshot’s Birthday/ Mascot Mania. 4 for $44 Family Days presented by Safe Berks, Berks Packing and Coca-Cola. Post-game Autograph session, and kids will receive an autographed book (first 1,000 kids 14 and Under) courtesy of Prospectus Berco & M.P. Butterworth and Associates.

$5 Green Zone Tickets and postgame player photo and autograph session Wed., Jan. 24 vs. ToledoWed., Jan 24 vs. TOL at 7 p.m. Postgame photo and autograph session with four players. Thanks to Rieck’s Printing.

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 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.