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April 2, 2012 Week No. 25
Tell Me When It’s Over...I Just Can’t Watch…
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Tuesday, April 3
v Elmira Jackals (Sovereign Center)
Game Time: 7:05 pm et (Broadcast: 6:35 am et)
Wednesday, April 4
v Elmira Jackals (Sovereign Center)
Game Time: 7:05 pm et (Broadcast: 6:35 pm et)
Friday, April 6
@ Elmira Jackals (First Arena)
Game Time: 7:05 pm et (Broadcast: 6:35 pm et)
Saturday, April 7 (If Necessary)
@ Elmira Jackals (First Arena)
Game Time: 7:05 pm et (Broadcast: 6:35 pm et)
Monday, April 9 (If Necessary)
@ Elmira Jackals (First Arena)
Game Time: 7:05 pm et (Broadcast: 6:35 pm et)
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS (2-0-1-0)
Wednesday March 28, 2012 v Wheeling Nailers Win 3 - 0
Friday March 30, 2012 @ Elmira Jackals OTL 2 - 3
Saturday March 31, 2012 v Trenton Titans Win 6 - 4
FINAL TEAM LEADERS
Goals Olivier Labelle 27
Assists Yannick Tifu 39
Points Yannick Tifu 59
GWGs Olivier Labelle 5
PPGs Olivier Labelle 13
PP Points Denny Urban 22
First Goals Olivier Labelle 5
Shots Olivier Labelle 172
PIMs Olivier Labelle 144
Plus/Minus Denny Urban +15
Atlantic Division Final Standings
Elmira 45 - 22 - 2 - 3 = 95
Wheeling 37 - 26 - 4 - 5 = 83
Reading 36 - 28 - 4 - 4 = 80
Trenton 21 - 41 - 4 - 6 = 52
TEAM GOALTENDING STATS
Wins Mark Owuya 16
GAA Mark Owuya 2.63
Save % Mark Owuya .930
LEADERS In The ECHL
Points uƵƐƟŶ CĂnjĞůLJ ;LLMͿ 85
Goals Eric Lampe (LV) 37
Assists uƵƐƟŶ CĂnjĞůLJ ;LLMͿ 60
PIMs Devin DiDiomete (CHI) 281
Plus/Minus Mathieu Aubin (CIN) +25
3rd D-Scoring Denny Urban (REA) 47
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Game One of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Royal Image of the Week
Handing Off of History…
NOTES OF THE WEEK
1. Reading went 2-0-1-0 this past week to complete the regular season on a season-long six game unbeaten streak (5-0-1-0). In the twelve games since
March 12, the Royals have gone 9-2-1-0.
2. The Royals went 10-4-1-Ϭ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĮŌĞĞŶ ŐĂŵĞƐ ƉůĂLJĞĚ ŝŶ MĂƌĐŚ͘ 1ŚŝƐ ŵĂƌŬƐ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ƟŵĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĞůĞǀĞŶ LJĞĂƌ ŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ 8Žyals (and seventy-four sepa-
rate months in which the team has played in the ECHL) that the team ever won ten games in a single month.
ϯ͘ lŶ ƚŚĞ ĮŶĂů ĮŌLJ ŐĂŵĞƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƌĞŐƵůĂƌ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ͕ 1ŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ĐŽŵƉŝůĞĚ Ă ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ŽĨ Ϯϵ-17-2-2, which translates into a win percentage of .620.
4. The Royals were the final team to qualify for the ECHL playoffs this season and will be the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and take on the top-
ƐĞĞĚĞĚ LůŵŝƌĂ !ĂĐŬĂůƐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ CŽŶĨĞƌĞŶĐĞ CƵĂƌƚĞƌĮŶĂůƐ͘ 1ŚŝƐ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ƐĞǀĞŶƚŚ ƟŵĞ—ĂŶĚ ƚŚŝƌĚ ĐŽŶƐĞĐƵƟǀĞůLJ ;ϮϬϭϬ͕ ϮϬϭϭ Θ ϮϬϭϮͿ ;ǁŚŝĐŚ ƟĞƐ Ă ƚĞĂŵ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ƐĞƚ
ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƚŚƌĞĞ ĐŽŶƐĞĐƵƟǀĞ LJĞĂƌƐ͗ ϮϬϬϰ͕ ϮϬϬϱ͕ Θ ϮϬϬϲͿ—that the team has qualified for the playoffs.
5. Reading earned a playoff berth with 80 points in the standings (36-28-4-ϰсϴϬͿ͘ lƚ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ƟŵĞ ŝŶ ƚĞĂŵ ŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ team has qualified for the
playoffs with 80 points. (In 2010, the team went 37-29-6=80). The Royals have never gained a playoff spot with less than 80 points.
6. The Royals won both home games played this past week, extending the team’s home win streak to a season-long four games. Nonetheless, the Royals
ended the regular season with a home record of 15-17-1-ϯ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ŝƐ ŽŶůLJ ƚŚĞ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ƟŵĞ ŝŶ ƚĞĂŵ ŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ŚĂǀĞ ŚĂĚ a losing record at home.
ϳ͘ 1ŚŝƐ ŵĂƌŬĞĚ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ƟŵĞ ŝŶ 8ŽLJĂůƐ͛ ŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ ƚĞĂŵ ǁŽŶ ĨĞǁĞƌ ƚŚĂŶ ƚǁĞŶƚLJ-ŐĂŵĞƐ Ăƚ ŚŽŵĞ ĂŶĚ ƐƟůů ƋƵĂůŝĮĞĚ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ Ɖlayoffs.
ϴ͘ WŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ ŽǀĞƌƟŵĞ ůŽƐƐ ŝŶ LůŵŝƌĂ ƚŚŝƐ ƉĂƐƚ ǁĞĞŬ͕ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ĐŽŶĐůƵĚĞĚ ƚŚĞ ƌĞŐƵůĂƌ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ƌŽĂĚ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ŽĨ Ϯϭ-11-3-1. The ĞůĞǀĞŶ ƌĞŐƵůĂƟŽŶ ƌŽĂĚ
losses for Reading are the fewest in team history—and the twenty-one road wins are the second most in team history.
9. The Royals 3-0 win over the Wheeling Nailers last Wednesday marked the fourth shutout of the season for Reading. That is the third most shutouts in
team history. (The 2004-Ϭϱ ƚĞĂŵ ŚĂĚ ĞŝŐŚƚ͖ ĂŶĚ ůĂƐƚ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ͕ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ďůĂŶŬĞĚ ƚŚĞ ŽƉƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ ĮǀĞ ƟŵĞƐ͘Ϳ
ϭϬ͘ MĂƌŬ CǁƵLJĂ ŵĂĚ ĮŌLJ-five saves to register his second shutout in a span of three games last Wednesday. That is the most saves ever made in a shutout
ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ ďLJ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ŐŽĂůƚĞŶĚĞƌ͘ ;1ŚĞ ƉƌĞǀŝŽƵƐ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ǁĂƐ ƐĞƚ ďLJ MĂƩ uĂůƚŽŶ͕ ǁŚŽ ŵĂĚĞ ĨŽƌƚLJ-eight saves in the ‘shutout-shootout’ game against the
Wheeling Nailers last season—on February 18, 2011. Ironically, the opposing goaltender in that game was Wheeling’s Patrick Killeen, who was also the op-
ƉŽƐŝŶŐ ŐŽĂůƚĞŶĚĞƌ ŝŶ CǁƵLJĂ͛Ɛ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ƐĞƫŶŐ ƐŚƵƚŽƵƚ ůĂƐƚ WĞĚŶĞƐĚĂLJͿ͘
ϭϭ͘1ŚĞ ϱϱ ƐŚŽƚƐ ĂůůŽǁĞĚ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ nĂŝůĞƌƐ ŵĂƌŬĞĚ ƚŚĞ ĨŽƵƌƚŚ ƟŵĞ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ŐĂǀĞ ƵƉ ĮŌLJ Žƌ ŵŽƌĞ ƐŚŽƚƐ—and the secoŶĚ ƟŵĞ ƚŚĂƚ CǁƵLJĂ ĨĂĐĞĚ
more than that amount. On December 9, 2011, in a 4-Ϯ ǁŝŶ ŽǀĞƌ WŚĞĞůŝŶŐ͕ CǁƵLJĂ ŵĂĚĞ ĮŌLJ-ĮǀĞ ƐĂǀĞƐ ŽŶ ĮŌLJ-seven Nailer shots.
12. The Royals gave up 2735 shots against this year (average of 37.99 shots per game against), which is more shots than the team has ever faced in the elev-
en year history of the team. Reading generated 2038 shots on the opponent’s goals this year, which is fewer shots than the Royals have ever had in team
history. The minus-727 (-ϳϮϳͿ ƐŚŽƚ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƟĂů ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ƚŚŝƐ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ—is the greatest gap in shots-for and shots-against ever experienced by the team.
ϭϯ͘ CǁƵLJĂ͕ ǁŚŽ ƐƚĂƌƚĞĚ ƚŚŝƌƚĞĞŶ ĐŽŶƐĞĐƵƟǀĞ ŐĂŵĞƐ ĨƌŽŵ MĂƌĐŚ Ϯ ƵŶƟů ƚŚĞ ϯ-Ϭ ǁŝŶ ŽǀĞƌ WŚĞĞůŝŶŐ ŽŶ WĞĚŶĞƐĚĂLJ ;ĂŌĞƌ ǁŚŝĐŚ ŚĞ ǁĂƐ recalled to the Toron-
to Marlies), went 9-2-0-0 in his last eleven games with Reading—which included a season-long four game win streak in his final four with the team.
14. In twenty-five games with the Royals, Owuya compiled a 16-5-2-1 record. His sixteen wins led goaltenders on the team; his 2.63 goals against average
ǁĂƐ ƟĞĚ ;ǁŝƚŚ uƚĂŚ͛Ɛ AŶĚƌĞǁ LŶŐůĞĂŐĞͿ ĨŽƌ ĞůĞǀĞŶƚŚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ůĞĂŐƵĞ͖ ŚŝƐ ͘ϵϯϬ ƐĂǀĞ ƉĞƌĐĞŶƚĂŐĞ ǁĂƐ ƟĞĚ ;ǁŝƚŚ CǁŝŶŶĞƩ͛Ɛ !Ğī !ĂkaiƟƐͿ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ůĞĂŐƵĞ ůĞĂĚ͘
15. The Royals 3-Ϯ ŽǀĞƌƟŵĞ ůŽƐƐ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ LůŵŝƌĂ !ĂĐŬĂůƐ ŽŶ lƌŝĚĂLJ ŶŝŐŚƚ ĚƌŽƉƉĞĚ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ƌĞĐŽƌĚ ƚŽ ϵ-8 in the seventeen games tŚĂƚ ǁĞŶƚ ďĞLJŽŶĚ ƌĞŐƵůĂƟŽŶ
ƟŵĞ ĨŽƌ 8ĞĂĚŝŶŐ ŚŝƐ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ ;ϱ-ϰ ŝŶ ŽǀĞƌƟŵĞ͖ ĂŶĚ ϰ-ϰ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƐŚŽŽƚŽƵƚͿ͘ 1ŚŝƐ ĞƋƵĂůƐ ƚŚĞ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ŵŽƐƚ ƟĞƐ ŝŶ Ă ƐŝŶŐůĞ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ ŝŶ ƚeam history. The 2003-04 Roy-
ĂůƐ ƟĞĚ ƚǁĞŶƚLJ ƟŵĞƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ƚĞĂŵ ǁĞŶƚ ϭϬ-10 in those games. (The 2007-Ϭϴ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ĂůƐŽ ŚĂĚ ƐĞǀĞŶƚĞĞŶ ƟĞƐ ĂŶĚ ŚĂĚ ĂŶ ŝĚĞŶƟĐĂů 9-8 record.)
April 2, 2012 Week Number Twenty-Five Reading Royals Weekly Release
LAST WEEK’S TRANSACTIONS
03/27/12 Delete MĂƌĐ CĂŶƟŶ D Placed on 3-Day Injured Reserve
03/28/12 Add Dave Cowan D AĐƟǀĂƚĞĚ ĨƌŽŵ Ϯϭ-Day Injured Reserve
Add Kenny Ryan F Assigned from Toronto Marlies (AHL)
03/29/12 Add Tyler Brenner F AĐƟǀĂƚĞĚ ĨƌŽŵ ϳ-Day Injured Reserve
Delete Tyler Brenner F Recalled to Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Delete Mark Owuya G Recalled to Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Add Brad Eidsness G Signed as Emergency Back-Up Goaltender
03/30/12 Add MĂƌŬ CĂŶƟŶ D AĐƟǀĂƚĞĚ ĨƌŽŵ ϯ-Day Injured Reserve
Delete Brad Eidsness G Delete as Emergency Back-Up Goaltender
Add Brad Eidsness G Signed to Amateur Tryout Agreement
Delete Chris Doyle F Placed on 3-Day Injured Reserve
Delete Colten Hayes D Placed on Bereavement Leave
ADDITIONAL NOTES
1. The OTL to the Jackals on Friday night snapped a string of five straight games
ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞƌĞ ƌĞƐŽůǀĞĚ ŝŶ ŽǀĞƌƟŵĞ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞŶƚ ĨĂǀŽƌĂďůLJ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ͘
2.SĞǀĞŶ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ƐĞǀĞŶƚĞĞŶ ƟĞƐ ƚŚŝƐ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ ǁĞƌĞ ĂŐĂŝŶƐƚ ƚŚĞ !ĂĐŬĂůƐ͘
The Royals went 2-5 in those games (2-Ϯ ŝŶ ŽǀĞƌƟŵĞ͖ ĂŶĚ Ϭ-3 in the
shootout). Ten of the sixteen games played between Reading and Elmira
were decided by one goal. The Royals went 3-2-2-3 in those games.
3. In the sixteen games played between the Royals and Jackals, the Royals
compiled a record of 5-6-2-3. Elmira is one of four teams (out of eleven differ-
ent clubs played) against whom Reading had a losing record. The others were
the Chicago Express (1-3-0-0), the Florida Everblades (2-4-0-0) and the South
CĂƌŽůŝŶĂ SƟŶŐƌĂLJƐ ;Ϭ-3-1-0).
4. The OTL in Elmira on Friday ran the Royals record to 11-2-2-1 in the sixteen
games played on the road on Friday this season. Overall, the Royals went 16-5-
2-1 on Fridays—which was the best day of the week for Reading.
5. The Royals held a 2-Ϭ ůĞĂĚ ϭϬ͗ϰϬ ŝŶƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ƉĞƌŝŽĚ ŝŶ lƌŝĚĂLJ͛Ɛ ŽǀĞƌƟŵĞ ůŽƐƐ
in Elmira. That marked the twenty-ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ƟŵĞ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ŚĞůĚ Ă ůĞĂĚ
within a game and did not register the win (0-14-4-4), establishing a team rec-
ord in that regard. This game also marked the tenth game this year that the
Royals ‘blew’ a two-goal lead (and in one of those games, the team held two
separate two-goal leads).
6. Nine of the Royals’ twenty-two blown lead games were against the Jackals (0
-4-2-3). Reading was unable to hold two-goal leads in seven of those games.
7. Overall, Reading compiled a record of 23-13-3-ϯ ĂŐĂŝŶƐƚ ƚŚĞ AƚůĂŶƟĐ uŝǀŝƐŝŽŶ͖
5-6-0-1 against teams from the North Division; and 8-9-1-0 against the South.
ADDITIONAL NOTES OF THE WEEK
1. The Royals 6-ϰ ǁŝŶ ŽǀĞƌ 1ƌĞŶƚŽŶ ŽŶ SĂƚƵƌĚĂLJ ŵĂƌŬĞĚ ƚŚĞ ĞŝŐŚƚŚ ĐŽŶƐĞĐƵƟǀĞ ǁŝŶ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ 1ŝƚĂŶƐ͘ lŶ ƚŚŝƌƚĞĞŶ ŐĂŵes against Trenton this
season, the Royals went 9-3-1. Reading also won nine games against the Wheeling Nailers this season (9-4-0-0).
Ϯ͘ SĂƚƵƌĚĂLJ ŵĂƌŬĞĚ ƚŚĞ ϵƚŚ ƟŵĞ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ƚŚĂƚ 8ĞĂĚŝŶŐ ƐĐŽƌĞĚ ϲ Žƌ ŵŽƌĞ͘ 1ŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ǁĞŶƚ ϵ-0-0-0 in those games; and 22-2-0-0 when scoring 4 or more.
3. The Royals scored a total of 229 goals this year (3.18 per game) and allowed 235 goals against (3.26 per game). This is only ƚŚĞ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ƟŵĞ ŝŶ ƚĞĂŵ ŚŝƐƚŽͲ
ƌLJ ƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ŚĂǀĞ ŚĂĚ Ă ŶĞŐĂƟǀĞ ŐŽĂů ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƟĂů ;-6) and qualified for the playoffs. The 09-10 team had a (-21) goal diīĞƌĞŶƟĂů ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƌĞŐƵůĂƌ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ͘
4. Yannick Tifu ended the regular season riding an eight game point streak (5g-6a=11pts). Tifu’s two-point game (1g-1a) in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Wheel-
ing was his third straight two-ƉŽŝŶƚ ŐĂŵĞ ĂŶĚ ŚŝƐ ƚĞĂŵ ůĞĂĚŝŶŐ ƐĞǀĞŶƚĞĞŶƚŚ ŵƵůƟ-ƉŽŝŶƚ ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ ŝŶ ĮŌLJ-two games as a Royal. Tifu’s 59 points with
Reading (20g-39a) led the team—as did his 39 assists. Tifu was second on the team (to Denny Urban) in plus-minus, playing to a plus-ϭϰ ;нϭϰͿ ŝŶ ŚŝƐ ƟŵĞ
with the Royals. Including his seventeen games with the Chicago Express, Tifu ended the regular season with 70 points (23g-47a) which placed him sixth in
ƚŚĞ LCPL͛Ɛ ƐĐŽƌŝŶŐ ƌĂĐĞ͘ 1ŚŝƐ ŵĂƌŬĞĚ ƚŚĞ ƚŚŝƌĚ ƟŵĞ ŝŶ 1ŝĨƵ͛Ɛ Ɛŝdž LJĞĂƌ ƉƌŽ ĐĂƌĞĞƌ ƚŚĂƚ ŚĞ ƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌĞĚ ƐĞǀĞŶƚLJ Žƌ ŵŽƌĞ ƉŽŝŶƚƐ ŝn a single season.
ϱ͘ uĞŶŶLJ uƌďĂŶ ƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌĞĚ ŵƵůƟ-point games on Wednesday (1g-1a) and Saturday (1g-ϭĂͿ͕ ŐŝǀŝŶŐ Śŝŵ ĞůĞǀĞŶ ŵƵůƟ-point performances which led defense-
men on the team. Urban’s goals in those two games both proved to be game winners. Urban who also had the GWG in Reading’s 7-0 against Trenton on
Saturday, March 24 (giving him 3 GWGs in five games played), ended up with four game winners—ǁŚŝĐŚ ƟĞĚ ĨŽƌ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ;ǁŝƚŚ ?ĂŶŶŝĐŬ Tifu) on the team to
Olivier Labelle, who had five GWGs. Urban, who was the only Royal this season to play in all seventy-two regular season games for the team (the seventh
ƉůĂLJĞƌ ŝŶ ƚĞĂŵ ŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ ƚŽ ƉůĂLJ ĞǀĞƌLJ ŐĂŵĞ ŝŶ Ă ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ ǁŝƚŚ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐͿ͕ ůĞĚ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ǁŝƚŚ ƚǁĞŶƚLJ-two power play points (5g-17a). Urban conclud-
ed the regular season with 47 points (12g-ϯϱĂͿ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ƉůĂĐĞĚ Śŝŵ ƚŚŝƌĚ ŝŶ ĚĞĨĞŶƐĞŵĞŶ ƐĐŽƌŝŶŐ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ LCPL ;ĂŶĚ ƟĞĚ ĨŽƌ ƚĞŶƚŚ ĂŵŽngst first year pros in the
league). Urban led the Royals this year in plus-minus, playing to a plus-15 (+15). (He played to a plus-ϭϲ ŝŶ ĮŌĞĞŶ ŐĂŵĞƐ ƉůĂLJed in March.)
6. Yannick Riendeau completed the regular season on an eight game point (and assist) streak (4g-11a). Riendeau ended the season with a career high 45
points (13g-32a) in forty-three games.
7. Casey Haines assisted on the Royals’ game winner by Denny Urban on Wednesday, as well as the Royals sixth goal in Saturday’s 6-4 win over Trenton.
Haines ended the regular season with eight assists over his final seven games. Haines ended the season with thirty-four points (11g-ϮϯĂͿ ŝŶ ĮŌLJ-four games,
tying his total last season with the Royals in his first year as a pro.
8. Ian O’Connor scored the game’s first goal in Friday’s 3-Ϯ ŽǀĞƌƟŵĞ ůŽƐƐ ŝŶ LůŵŝƌĂ͘
That was his first ‘first goal’ of the season. O’Connor also scored his second short-
handed goal of the season (the other came on November 30 as a member of the
Stockton Thunder) in Saturday’s game. O’Connor also assisted on the first goal in
ƚŚĂƚ ŐĂŵĞ͕ ĂƐ ŚĞ ƌĂĐŬĞĚ ƵƉ ŚŝƐ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ŵƵůƟ-point game (in twelve played) as a
Royal. O’Connor played to a plus-4 (+4) in his 12 games with the team.
9. O’Connor’s short-handed goal on Saturday night was the 11th SHG of the year
ĨŽƌ 8ĞĂĚŝŶŐ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ǁĂƐ ƟĞĚ ĨŽƌ ƚŚŝƌĚ ďĞƐƚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ůĞĂŐƵĞ—but it was actually the
fewest SHGs the Royals had since 03-04.
April 2, 2012 Week Number Twenty-Five Reading Royals Weekly Release
FINAL NOTES
ϭ͘ LƚŚĂŶ CŽdž ƌĞŐŝƐƚĞƌĞĚ ƚŚĞ ĨŽƵƌƚŚ ŚĂƩƌŝĐŬ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ǁŚĞŶ ŚĞ
bagged three in the 6-4 win over Trenton on Saturday. In that game, he scored
the game’s first goal (his third ‘first goal’ of the year)—which was also his first
ŐŽĂů ĂƐ Ă 8ŽLJĂů͕ ĂƐ ǁĞůů ĂƐ Ă ĐƌŝƟĐĂů ŝŶƐƵƌĂŶĐĞ ŐŽĂů ůĂƚĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ƚŚŝƌĚ͘ 1ŚĂƚ ĐŽŵͲ
ƉůĞƚĞĚ CŽdž͛Ɛ ƐĞĐŽŶĚ ŚĂƩƌŝĐŬ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌ͘ ;PĞ ĂůƐŽ ďĂŐŐĞĚ Ă ƚƌŝĨĞĐƚĂ ŽŶ nŽǀĞŵͲ
ber 11 as a member of the Alaska Aces.) .
2. Kenny Ryan scored the Royals’ second goal in the 3-Ϯ ŽǀĞƌƟŵĞ ůŽƐƐ ŝŶ LůŵŝƌĂ͘
Ryan registered 4 points (3g-1a) in his last 4 games with the Royals.
3.Ray Macias recorded 5 assists in his last 6 games with the team. The Royals
had record of 23-10-3-2 in the 38 games played with the Royals this year.
4. Reading’s power play came through with the first goal of Wednesday’s 3-0
win over Wheeling, but was held off the board in the next ten chances with the
man advantage. The Royals’ PP was held off the board in ten of the last four-
ƚĞĞŶ ŐĂŵĞƐ ƉůĂLJĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ƚĞĂŵ ;ĂŶĚ ϯϯ ƟŵĞƐ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵƌƐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƐĞĂƐŽŶͿ͕
ŐŽŝŶŐ ϰ ĨŽƌ ϰϳ ŝŶ ƚŚĂƚ ƟŵĞ ƐƉĂŶ ;ϴ͘ϱй ƐĐŽƌŝŶŐ ƌĂƟŽͿ͘ CǀĞƌĂůů͕ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ǁĞŶƚ
ϱϬ ĨŽƌ ϮϵϮ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ƉŽǁĞƌ ƉůĂLJ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ;ϭϳ͘ϭй ƐĐŽƌŝŶŐ ƌĂƟŽ—9th in the league).
ϱ͘ 1ŚĞ ĮŌLJ ƉŽǁĞƌ ƉůĂLJ ŐŽĂůƐ ƐĐŽƌĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ƚŚŝƐ LJĞĂƌ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ĨĞǁĞƐƚ ĞǀĞƌ
scored by the team in the eleven year history of the team. The 292 power play
chances for the team was also the fewest in team history. In four of the team’s
ĞůĞǀĞŶ LJĞĂƌƐ͕ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ŚĂĚ Ă ůŽǁĞƌ ƉŽǁĞƌ ƉůĂLJ ƐĐŽƌŝŶŐ ƌĂƟŽ ƚŚĂŶ ϭϳ͘ϭй͘
ϲ͘ 1ŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ ƉĞŶĂůƚLJ ŬŝůůĞƌƐ ďůĂŶŬĞĚ ƚŚĞ ŽƉƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ ŝŶ ďŽƚŚ ǁŝŶƐ ƚŚŝƐ ƉĂƐƚ ǁĞĞŬ͘
The PK held the opponents’ PP off the board in six of the last nine games of the
season (and thirty-ƚǁŽ ƟŵĞƐ ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵƌƐĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ LJĞĂƌͿ—killing 24 of the last
Ϯϳ ĐŚĂŶĐĞƐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ŽƉƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ ;ϴϴ͘ϴй Ŭŝůů ƌĂƟŽͿ͘ CǀĞƌĂůů ƚŚŝƐ ƐĞĂƐŽŶ ƚŚĞ 8ŽLJĂůƐ
ŚĂǀĞ ĂůůŽǁĞĚ ϱϭ ÞÞCA ŝŶ Ϯϳϲ ĐŚĂŶĐĞƐ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ŽƉƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ƉŽǁĞƌ ƉůĂLJ͕
ǁŚŝĐŚ ŝƐ Ă ϴϭ͘ϱй Ŭŝůů ƌĂƟŽ—eleventh in the league.
6. The 51 power play goals against the Royals this year is the second fewest
allowed in team history—the team only allowed 50 PPGA in 2004-05. The Roy-
ĂůƐ ŚĂĚ Ă Ŭŝůů ƌĂƟŽ ůŽǁĞƌ ;ŝ͘Ğ͘ ǁŽƌƐĞͿ ƚŚĂŶ ϴϭ͘ϱй ŝŶ ĨŽƵƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƚĞŶ ƐĞĂƐŽŶƐ ƉƌŝŽƌ
to this year.
ROYALS 2011-12 TEAM AWARDS
Scrapper of the Year Presented by V&M Towing…….Kyle Neuber
Heart Award…………………………………………………………..Casey Haines
Rookie of the Year………………………………………………….Denny Urban
uŶƐƵŶŐ PĞƌŽ͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͙͘MĂƩ CĂƌƵĂŶĂ
Ironman………………………………………………………………..Denny Urban
Defensive Player of the Year………………………………..Derrick LaPoint
Offensive Player of the Year………………………………….Olivier Labelle
Most Valuable Player……………………………………………..Yannick Tifu
Fan’s Choice Award………………………………………………..Yannick Tifu

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