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F Kevin Goumas returns from overseas to sign with Royals, G Booth back from AHL

Thursday, December 20th
F Kevin Goumas returns from overseas to sign with Royals, G Booth back from AHL

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Thursday forward Kevin Goumas has signed an ECHL contract with Reading, returning for his fourth season with the Flyers organization. This season, the 27-year-old played for IF Björklöven (Allsvenskan) and Villacher SV (EBEL) and combined for one goal and four points in 17 games.Additionally, G Callum Booth has been reassigned to the Royals from Charlotte (AHL) by Carolina. He is 3-0-0-0 with the Royals, pitching a 3.00 goals against average and .895 save percentage. In the AHL with Charlotte, the second-year professional has generated a 4-1-0-0 record, 1.89 goals against average and .924 save percentage.The tandem joins the Royals as the squad embarks to Manchester for a Friday meeting with the Monarchs at 7:00 p.m. Reading finishes the pre-holiday slate at Worcester Saturday at 7:05 p.m.Goumas last played in the ECHL for the Royals in 2015-16 season (15 GP, 8g, 9a).From 2014-16, Goumas skated in 132 games for the Adirondack Phantoms and Lehigh Valley (13g, 21a). He joined Adirondack (AHL) and completed the 2013-14 campaign with the Phantoms following a four-year career at New Hampshire where he led the Wildcats in points over the final two seasons of his career. In 2016-17, the native of Smithtown, NY signed with Mora IK in Allsvenskan and ripped 14 goals and 44 points in 52 games.  Goumas stands 5-foot-10 and weighs 180 pounds.Next home gamesAre your kids driving you crazy? Well bring them to the Royals and have them yell and scream as loud as they want! Four purple zone tickets for just $60! Plus, an opportunity to high five the Royals players in our High Five Tunnel before the game!Saturday, Dec. 29 is A-Philly-Ation Night, with the Royals honoring their proud affiliation with the Philadelphia Flyers.About the RoyalsThe Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are entering their 18th 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 nine straight seasons and are four-time division champions.Listen to all Royals broadcasts at Mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals or by downloading the Mixlr App from the App Store or Google Play.