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Royals blue line bolstered; Lehigh Valley sends D Knodel and D Beaudry

Tuesday, October 1st
Royals blue line bolstered; Lehigh Valley sends D Knodel and D Beaudry

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals announced the following two transactions Tuesday with the team’s AHL affiliate the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.- Reigning ECHL Defenseman of the Year Eric Knodel has been loaned to Reading from Lehigh Valley.- Defenseman Jeremy Beaudry has joined Reading after being released from a professional try-out contract with Lehigh ValleyKnodel, a West Chester, PA native, topped ECHL blue liners with 17 goals and 53 points last season. He had 25 power-play points in 2018-19 and has registered 55 in the last two seasons. He stands 6-foot-6, weighs 225 pounds and is a left-handed shot. The 29-year-old is entering his sixth professional season and has 174 ECHL points (50g) in 279 games. Knodel skated collegiately for the University of New Hampshire from 2010-14 and played for the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers during his amateur career. Beaudry agreed to an ECHL contract with the Royals in July. The 25-year-old is entering his third professional season and spent the last two campaigns with Wichita. In 51 games last season, Beaudry scored six goals and 24 points. He compiled 13 goals and 37 points (69 GP) as a rookie. He won the 2017-18 ECHL Community Service Award.The first Royals’ home game on Oct. 19 vs. Maine features a massive block party, games, food, drinks and a special “Downtown Alive” concert on Penn Street before the home opener.Single-game tickets and mini-plans are on sale by visiting royalshockey.com/promotions, calling 610-898-7825 and visiting Santander Arena and The Weidenhammer Box Office at 700 Penn Street, Reading, PA.Reading’s new five-game mini-plan includes a meal for every game, a Reading Royals Hat, an exclusive fan experience, an autographed team picture and a guaranteed giveaway for each of the 5 games. Purchase your seat or seats today by calling 610-898-7825 or by visiting https://bit.ly/2LSHBp8.About the RoyalsThe Royals are entering their 19th ECHL season and are proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs 14 times, and are four-time division champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena and the Santander Arena Performing Arts Center.Listen to all Royals broadcasts at Mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals or by downloading the Mixlr App from the App Store or Google Play. All Royals away games are broadcasted on BCTV (Ch. 15 Comcast, Ch. 19 Service Electric) and Mixlr.