Royals agree to terms with rookie Hall

Reading, Pa. – The Reading Royals, ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Zach Hall.

Hall, who hails from Belleville, Ontario, will be entering his first year of pro hockey. For the past two seasons, Hall has played Canadian university hockey for St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Last year, in a season shortened by injury, he registered two points (1g-1a) in four games. He had nine points (5g-4a) and 14 penalty minutes in 10 games in his first year with the Tommies.

Prior to that, Hall played five seasons with the Barrie Colts in the Ontario Hockey League, racking up 224 points (68g-156a) and 138 penalty minutes in 221 regular season games. His most explosive season may have been 2012-13, when he led Barrie — and was 11th in the OHL — with 81 points (24g-57a) and 38 penalty minutes in 63 regular-season games. He also added 28 points (7g-21a) in 19 postseason games as the Colts advanced all the way to the OHL championship finals before being defeated by the London Knights.