Reading, PA- The playoff-bound Reading Royals announced Sunday the Philadelphia Flyers have reassigned goaltender John Muse from the Royals to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Additionally, defenseman Frank Hora has been recalled from loan to Lehigh Valley from Reading.
Hora, 21, recorded a plus-ten rating in March to move to a team-high plus-23. In 62 Royals games, the Cheektowaga, NY native has a goal and 14 points. His first professional goal came Jan. 21 vs. Brampton. Hora skated in three Phantoms games earlier in the season and registered a plus-six rating. In six AHL games, the 6-foot-2, 209-lb. blueliner has chipped in with an assist, four penalty minutes and a plus-six rating.
The Flyers reassigned Muse to the Royals March 27 and he won back-to-back starts Mar. 28 and Mar. 30 vs. Manchester. The wins bounced Muse to a 19-5-2-0 record, 2.24 goals against average and .931 save percentage with the Royals. In 79 career ECHL games, the 29-year-old is 46-21-6-6 with a 2.72 goals against average and .914 save percentage. He has a career save percentage of .914 at the AHL and ECHL level.
The seventh-year professional Muse is 10-1-1 with a 2.13 goals against average and .931 save percentage with Lehigh Valley this campaign. A native of East Falmouth, MA, Muse recorded a shutout against Springfield Mar. 18 in his last AHL start (23 saves). In his return to the Royals last week, he blocked 32 shots and registered his third ECHL shutout of the season as the Royals shut out Manchester, 6-0.
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The Royals play two of the final three regular season games at home. On Wed., Apr. 4 at 7:00 p.m., Reading hosts the Worcester Railers at Santander Arena and has a postgame player autograph session, presented by Rieck’s Printing. The regular-season finale is FANdemonium on Sat., Apr. 7 at 7:00 p.m. and the Royals are giving out prizes at every whistle. Plus, the first 2,500 fans receive a Royals rally towel, presented by Tower Health.
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Postgame autograph session, Wed., Apr. 4 vs. WOR at 7:00 p.m.Check out a postgame autograph session with four players, presented by Rieck’s Printing. It’s the final game of the season series between Reading and Worcester and the Royals lead the series, 7-5-1-0.
Tickets are available here.FANdemonium, prizes at every whistle and last home game of regular season, Sat., Apr. 7 vs. NOR at 7:00 p.m.We are giving away Royals prizes at EVERY WHISTLE! Plus, the first 2,500 fans receive a Royals rally towel, courtesy of Tower Health. Tickets are available here.
Season ticket holders: stick around after the game for a chance to win a game-used Royals jersey with “Jerseys off our Back” promotion. You must be present to win.
2018-19 season tickets now availableTop full-season benefits include: exclusive Reading Hockey Club per seat gift, discounted rate off regular ticket prices, ticket exchange, preseason meet and greet, exclusive season ticket holder events, advanced entry and a chance to win and the Royals Owner’s Suite for a game. Call 610-898-7825 and visit to join the Royals family or renew season tickets for the 2018-19 season. Visit royalshockey.com/tickets/season-tickets to learn more.
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.
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.