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Reading Royals Snag 2 ECHL All Star Starting Slots – Grubauer, Urban Honoured
All Star Philipp Grubauer tracks a puck behind his net during a Royals game (Photo Credit M. Richter)
For those who have been following the Royals this year, it should come as no surprise that the two sophomores were named to this year’s ASG. The only unexpected element is that they both made the starting lineup, as voted by members of the media and league administration.
Both Grubauer and Urban have been putting up impressive numbers this fall, helping their team to claim the #1 slot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 23-7-1-1 at the start of the new year. In fact, their numbers have been so good that each has seen repeated call-ups to the AHL level. Grubauer has served as both backup and starter in Hershey, as well as earning ECHL Goalie of the Month honours in November. Urban’s league-leading 26 points as a defenseman has earned two turns with the Worcester Sharks, despite being on an ECHL-only contract with the Royals. He saw two games on his first trip North (and tallied two assists), and is currently with the team again.
Capitals Outsider offers them our sincerest congratulations on the well-deserved recognition