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Mitchell returns, Drake recalled to Phantoms

Sunday, January 12th
Mitchell returns, Drake recalled to Phantoms

F Mitchell returns to Royals, D Drake recalled to Lehigh Valley

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals announced the following roster moves Sunday ahead of today’s 3:05 p.m. game at Worcester.

- Forward Garrett Mitchell has been released from his professional try-out contract (PTO) with Laval and has been added to the Royals’ active roster for Sunday’ game.

- Defenseman David Drake has been recalled to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Mitchell signed a PTO with Laval Jan. 2 and played in two games, increasing his career AHL totals to 402 games played, 53 goals and 110 points (630 PIM). This season with Reading, the team captain has generated six goals, 20 points and a team-leading 81 penalty minutes over 32 games. Mitchell captained Hershey from 2015-18 and skated in 400 games with the Bears. He signed an ECHL deal with Reading Sept. 30.Drake scored one goal and four points in 31 Royals games this season (18 PIM). In his rookie season, Drake contributed one goal and eight points with Reading (48 PIM). He has played eight career AHL games and has two assists and a plus-two rating.The University of Connecticut graduate was selected in the seventh round, 192nd overall and the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers. He signed a one-year AHL deal with the Phantoms in September and was loaned to Reading Sept. 28.Reading starts a five-game homestand vs. Adirondack Fri., Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. The upcoming homestand includes a 4-for-48 game (Jan. 17), dollar deal day (Jan. 19), youth jersey giveaway and (MLK Day – Jan. 20). 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.

Upcoming Home Games: royalshockey.com/promotions Fri Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. vs.  Adirondack (4-for-$48 game | Opioid Awareness Night): 4 tickets, 4 sodas and 4 burgers for  $48 by calling 610-898-7825 | $1 Sprite beverage special | Toiletry Drive | DVD DriveSun., Jan. 19 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Worcester ($1 Deal Day): $1 Hot Dogs, $1 Nachos, $1 Sodas | $2 Kids Tickets (12 and younger) | 1 free Applebee’s Meal and free kids  ticket  if you present a report card  with an “A” grade on itMon., Jan. 20 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Worcester (Kids Jersey Giveaway | MLK Day): First 1,000 kids receive a kids jersey | Free Parking from Reading Parking Authority |  Kids are off from school on MLK Day | 1 kids ticket, 1 guaranteed kids jersey, 1 hat, 1 Applebee’s kids meal ($15) | Kids Club Game| Postgame team meet-and-greet on the iceAbout 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.