Cruthers, Ross Return To Royals; Riendeau, Timberlake Head To Providence

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 forward Ryan Cruthers has been returned to the Royals from the Manitoba Moose of the AHL and defenseman Jared Ross has been returned to Reading from the Peoria Rivermen. The Royals also announced that the Boston Bruins have recalled Yannick Riendeau from Reading and assigned him to the Providence Bruins and that they have loaned Devin Timberlake to the P-Bruins.


Cruthers, a third year pro from Farmingdale, New York, played thirteen games with the Moose, registering four points (3g-1a) and 11 penalty minutes. In 29 games with the Royals, he has 31 points (15g-16a) and 26 penalty minutes.


Ross, a second year pro from Stoney Island, Nova Scotia, was loaned to Peoria on Wednesday and played without registering any points or penalty minutes in the 4-3 shootout win for the Rivermen over the Milwaukee Admirals that night. Ross has 19 points (5g-14a) and 29 penalty minutes in 38 games with Reading.


Riendeau, a second year pro from Boucherville, Quebec, was assigned to Reading from Providence on Nov. 14. He has 26 points (10g-16a) in 31 games for Reading. Riendeau has played five games this season with the P-Bruins and has picked up two penalty minutes.


This is Timberlake’s first call up to the AHL this season. A first year pro from Port Alberni, British Columbia, Timberlake has 13 points (7g-6a) and 19 penalty minutes in 30 games with Reading. Last year, after completing his senior season at Brown University, Timberlake scored two goals in six games with the P-Bruins.