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Peressini first goalie to come to terms with 2020-21 Royals

Thursday, August 20th
Peressini first goalie to come to terms with 2020-21 Royals

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals have signed rookie goaltender Luke Peressini to his first professional contract, the team announced Tuesday. Reading has agreed to ECHL deals with ten players andPeressini is the first netminder to sign for the team’s 20th anniversary campaign.Peressini: Royals first to reach out, knows of team’s strong reputation in ECHLSeason, group, and flex tickets for the Royals’ 20th anniversary season are available by visiting royalshockey.com/tickets or by calling 610-898-7825.Peressini led the University of Western Ontario (USports) to two of its best seasons ever in 2018-20. After coming within one win of a national championship berth in 2018-19, Peressini won seven of his last eight appearances last season and led Western Ontario to a spot in the USports Canadian Championships.Before his four seasons of Canadian university hockey, the 6-foot-3, 195-lb. native of Nobleton, ON skated in the OHL for four seasons and was named the league’s Goaltender of the Year in 2014-15 with Kingston.2020-21 rosterGoaltender (1): #40 Luke PeressiniDefensemen (4): #3 Rob Michel, #4 Aaron Titcomb, #6 Garrett Cecere, #58 Dominic CormierForwards (5): #9 Brayden Low, #16 Hayden Hodgson, #21 Frank DiChiara, #27 Luke Stork, #39 Brendan van RiemsdykCoach Quotes"Even though Luke is entering his first professional season, his body of work in the OHL and at the university level demonstrates he can be a reliable puck stopper for us out of the gate. We welcome Luke to Reading and look forward to helping his development." – Head Coach Kirk MacDonaldPeressini extras - Over four seasons with OHL Kingston, Peressini accumulated a 68-39-8-6 record, 2.73 goals against average and .912 save percentage. He qualified for the postseason in his last three seasons of major junior hockey.- Best statistical season at Western Ontario was in 2018-19: 18-10-0, 2.39 GAA, .918 sv. %.