Royals Get Three From Toronto
Reading, PA - The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, today announced that forwards Alex Berry and Greg Scott and defenseman Joey Ryan have been assigned from the Marlies to the Royals. In other separate transactions, (i) defenseman Scott Fletcher has been assigned from the Providence Bruins of the AHL to the Royals; (ii) goaltender Matt Dalton has been recalled on an emergency basis to the Boston Bruins of the NHL; and (iii) defenseman Chris Clark has been released by the Royals.
This marks the first trip to Reading for Berry (6'3/220) (23), a first year pro from Danvers, Massachusetts. Berry, a fifth round pick of the Maple Leafs in 2005 who played collegiately at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has scored three goals, assisted on four others (seven points) and picked up ninety-one penalty minutes in forty-seven games for the Marlies this year. Scott, a first year pro from Victoria, British Columbia, who played four games for the Royals in late November (1g-0a1pt, 2 pims), has scored nine goals, picked up fifteen assists (twenty-four points) and registered twenty-two penalty minutes in fifty four games with the Marlies. This is Ryan's third trip to Reading. In twenty-seven games with the Royals, he has registered seven points (2g-5a) and picked up thirty-nine penalty minutes. Ryan has played six games for the Marlies this season and has picked up four penalty minutes.
Fletcher, a first year pro from Haslett, Michigan, has been assigned to the Royals twice before. In twenty-three games with Reading, he has four points (2g-2a) and sixty-seven penalty minutes, while playing to a plus-7 (+7). In eleven games with Providence, Fletcher has picked up twenty-seven pims and played to a plus-2 (+2). Dalton had previously been recalled on an emergency basis to the Bruins while goaltender Tim Thomas was playing for Team USA in the Olympics. Dalton was returned to the Royals on Tuesday, when he made forty-one saves in the Royals' 6-4 win over the Trenton Devils. In thirty-seven games with the Royals this year, Dalton has compiled a 17-18-0-2 record with a 3.55 goals against average and a.905 save percentage. Clark, a first year pro from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, played in eleven games for Reading and registered one assist and fifty-eight penalty minutes.
The Royals return to the Sovereign Center on tonight (March 4, 2010 @ 7:05) when the Kalamazoo Wings visit Reading. Promotions at Thursday's game include: 'Thirsty Thursday' ($2.00 select beer), 'WAWA Weekday' (special $5.00 off ticket coupons available at WAWA), and a Dollar Menu Night (Hot Dogs, Nachos, Popcorn, and Soda just $1.00). The Royals game night broadcast on the Royals Radio Network presented by Transmissions by Arbogast will begin at 6:35 pm.
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