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Muse honored as Warrior Hockey Goaltender of the Month

Friday, February 2nd
Muse honored as Warrior Hockey Goaltender of the Month

PRINCETON, N.J. – John Muse of the Reading Royals has been selected as the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Month for January. Friday, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms recalled Muse from loan. Reading starts a weekend set at the Norfolk Admirals Friday at 7:00 p.m.

The 29-year-old went 9-2-0 with one shutout, a 1.97 goals-against average and a save percentage of .940 in 11 appearances during the month.

A native of East Falmouth, Massachusetts, Muse allowed two goals or less in seven of his 11 appearances while making at least 28 saves in eight games. He made a career-high 47 saves in a 4-3 win against Brampton on Jan. 20, while turning aside 42 shots in a 3-2 victory against the Beast on Jan. 5 and making 40 saves in a 6-2 win at Manchester on Jan. 14. Twice during the month, he was named the ECHL Goaltender of the Week.

Under contract with Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League, Muse has appeared in 23 games for the Royals this season and is tied for the ECHL lead with two shutouts, is second with a .932 save percentage, tied for third with 17 wins and fourth with a 2.25 goals-against average.

Muse, who captured the 2012 Kelly Cup title with Florida, has seen action in 76 career ECHL games with Reading, Elmira, Fort Wayne and Florida posting an overall record of 44-21-11 with three shutouts, a 2.74 goals-against average and a .914 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).

Hockey N’ Heels and Princess Night on Fri., Feb 16 vs CIN at 7:00 p.m.First 1,500 women will receive a pink knit hat, thanks to Sweet Street Desserts.

Pink in the Rink, Pink Ice, special jerseys on Sat., Feb 17 vs BRM at 7:00 p.m.Pink knit scarf giveaway to the first 1,500 women, courtesy of Sweet Street Desserts. The Royals will wear special jerseys and play on pink ice.

Paw Patrol, Battle of the Badges, Faith and Family and Jerry “The King” Lawler on Sun., Feb 18 vs. WHL at 4:00 p.m.It’s Paw Patrol night! The Royals will wear special Paw Patrol jerseys from the popular Nickelodeon show.

Before the Royals drop the puck with the Nailers, the Reading Police and Fire Departments match up against the Allentown Police and Fire at 12:30 p.m. in the Battle for the FirstStates Cup XIII at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available here to help raise money for the children of policemen and firefighters.

Meet WWE Hall-of-Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler on Pro Wrestling Night (Tower Health). Plus, it’s Faith and Family Night and dollar dog day, presented by Safe Berks, Berks Packing and Coca-Cola. First 1,000 kids (14 & under) will receive a Slapshot T-shirt thanks to Bethany Children’s Home. Also check out a postgame skate presented by Body Zone.

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.