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Royals receive 3 reinforcements ahead of Tues. game

Monday, December 30th
Royals receive 3 reinforcements ahead of Tues. game

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Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced three transactions Tuesday ahead of the team’s Tuesday game at 4:00 p.m. vs. Maine.Forward Matthew Strome has been reassigned to the Royals from the Phantoms by the FlyersForward Steven Swavely has been loaned to Reading from Lehigh ValleyDefenseman James de Haas has been loaned to the Royals from the PhantomsStrome, a 20-year-old rookie, has scored two goals and four points in 19 games with Lehigh Valley this season. He skated in his only ECHL game for Reading Oct. 26 against Wheeling. The Flyers selected Strome in the fourth round (106 overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Strome captained the Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) in 2018-19 and scored 28 goals and 79 points. He is the all-time leading games played (260), goals (115), assists (132) and points (247) leader in Bulldogs history. The left-handed shot stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 210 pounds. He won the 2018 Memorial Cup with Hamilton.Swavely, 28, is in his fourth full professional season and has spent them all within the Flyers organization. He’s combined to play 26 games this season, including 14 with Reading (2g, 8a). Swavely generated his second assist of his AHL season vs. Utica on Saturday. On Oct. 11 at Newfoundland, Swavely reached 100 career ECHL points. For his ECHL career, he has scored 47 goals and 108 points in 119 games (+37 rating).  de Haas patrolled the blue line for five games with the Royals earlier this season (6 PIM) and has one assist in ten games with Lehigh Valley. The third-year professional has played parts of two seasons with Reading; as a rookie in 2017-18, de Haas contributed five goals and 18 points in 23 games. His AHL career has spanned 94 games (2g, 22 pts.). About the RoyalsThe Royals are in 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.