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Knodel loaned to Reading, Sandström reassigned to Phantoms

Thursday, January 30th
Knodel loaned to Reading, Sandström reassigned to Phantoms

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced two roster moves Thursday.- Lehigh Valley has loaned defenseman Eric Knodel to Reading.- Philadelphia has reassigned goaltender Felix Sandström to Lehigh Valley from Reading.Knodel leads Royals blueliners with 26 points (4g in 28 GP) this season. Twelve of his points have come on the man up (2 PPG). With the Phantoms, the West Chester, PA native tallied three assists in seven games, including a multi-point effort Jan. 15 vs. Syracuse. The sixth-year professional has 200 career ECHL points (54g, 307 GP) and won the 2018-19 ECHL Defenseman of the Year award for Cincinnati, recording an ECHL-blueliner-best 17 goals and 53 points. This is Knodel’s first season in the Flyers organization.Sandström most recently started for Reading Jan. 25 vs. Newfoundland, making 23 saves (2 GA) in a 3-1 defeat. He has two shutouts to lead Royals goaltenders this campaign (6-10-0-0, 3.66 GAA, .879 sv.%) and is in his first North American campaign after spending four full seasons in the SHL from 2015-19. The Flyers selected Sandström in the third round, 70th overall, at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.Upcoming Home Games: royalshockey.com/promotions Fri., Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Atlanta (Ladies Night/Wine Tasting)Free Wine Tasting on the concourse with Deerfoot Vineyards, Black River Farms and RoseLawn Bistro | College ID Night: $5 tickets with valid college ID at box office| $1 SmoothiesSat., Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Wheeling (Pink in the Rink)Royals play on pink ice with Fleece Blanket Giveaway to the first 1,500 fans | Breast Cancer Awareness Jerseys$1 Pink Rose Draft Cider | Doubleheader: 1 ticket also gets you admission to the Alvernia Women’s Hockey Game at 2:00 p.m.Sun., Feb. 16 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Worcester (Kids Club Game)Last free postgame skate of the season, presented by Body Zone | Team Photo Giveaway | $1 Hot Dog, $1 Soda & $1 Nacho Concession Special Pricing | Game Included Kids Club Packages presented by Applebee’s, Schuykill Valley Sports and YMCA of Reading and Berks County (Sign Ups Available)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.