Ben Scrivens Twentieth Former Royal to NHL
In NHL Debut, Second Year Pro Stops 38 of 39 in 4-1 Toronto Maple Leaf Win Over Columbus Blue Jackets
November 4, 2011
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 goaltender Ben Scrivens is the twentieth former Royal to advance to the NHL after playing in Reading. In his NHL debut last night, Scrivens stopped 38 shots and earned the number one star in a 4-1 win for the Maple Leafs over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Scrivens is the second former Royal this year to experience his NHL debut. Bracken Kearns, who played with Reading in the 2007-08 season, played two games with the Florida Panthers in October. Scrivens appeared in thirteen games with the Royals last year, compiling a record 10-3-0 with a 2.23 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. While with Reading, Scrivens established a new team record for goaltenders by ringing off nine consecutive wins (10/30/10 – 02/06/11).
The Royals are on the road for five straight starting tonight, Friday (November 4, 2011 @ 7:35 pm) in Greenville, South Carolina, against the Greenville Road Warriors. The game night broadcast will kick off at 7:05 pm with the Red Robin Gourmet Burger Pre-Game Warm-up Show on ESPN Radio 1240 am in Reading. Streaming audio is available free of charge courtesy of America One through the Royals’ website, www.royalshockey.com. As with all Royals road games, tomorrow’s game in Greenville will be televised in Berks County on BCTV courtesy of Boscov’s Travel and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.