Goaltender records back-to-back shutouts to start Royals career
PRINCETON, N.J. – Branden Komm of the Reading Royals is the CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 12-18. It is the second time in his career that he has received the weekly honor. It is the fourth time a Reading netminder has received Goaltender of the Week honors this season.
The 26-year-old posted shutouts in each of first two appearances for the Royals last week, after being acquired in a trade with Manchester. Komm turned aside 35 shots in an 8-0 win against Cincinnati on Friday and made 25 saves in a 6-0 victory against Wheeling on Sunday.
A native of Williamsville, N.Y., Komm has seen action in 20 games this season with Idaho, Quad City, Manchester and Reading, posting an overall record of 10-7-2 with two shutouts, a 2.60 goals-against average and a save percentage of .916.
Komm has appeared in 94 career ECHL games with Evansville, Cincinnati, South Carolina, Idaho, Quad City, Manchester and Reading going 43-36-9 with six shutouts, a 2.73 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage.
Prior to turning pro, he appeared in 115 career games over four seasons at Bentley University.
Reading completes a four-game home stand vs. Worcester on Thurs., Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m., featuring $10 tickets, Olympic Night and a postgame photo and autograph session (Rieck’s Printing). Call 610-898-7825 for $10 tickets or visit royalshockey.com.
$10 tickets and Olympic Night with a postgame autograph session Thurs., Feb 22 vs. WOR at 7:00 p.m.Get $10 tickets in any section (excludes glass seats) and celebrate the Olympics on a postgame photo and autograph session night with four players (Rieck’s Printing). Call 610-898-7825 for $10 tickets.
Next Big Night: Yannick Tifu Number Retirment, Ted DiBiase “Million Dollar Man” appearance, St. HatTrick’s Day on Sat., Mar. 17 vs. BRM at 7:00 p.m.Royals legend Yannick Tifu will have his #10 retired to the Diamond Credit Union Wall of Honor on Sat., Mar. 17 vs. the Brampton Beast at 7:00 p.m. Plus, meet WWE’s Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and celebrate St. HatTrick’s Day with the Royals, presented by Met-Ed! The first 5,000 fans will receive a Yannick Tifu poster, courtesy of Rieck’s Printing. The Royals will wear special St. Patrick’s Day jerseys. Tifu captained Reading to the team’s first Kelly Cup in 2013 and played in 245 Royals games, third-most in team history.
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.