Defenseman Frank Hora Loaned to Reading

Hora Has Played One Game This Season

January 30, 2019

Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have announced today they have loaned defenseman Frank Hora to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Hora, 22, has appeared in one game for the Phantoms this season, playing on January 21 against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Hora has played 38 games for the Reading Royals this year and has notched seven points. He has played 100 games over the last two years for the Royals and totaled 21 points (1g, 20a) and a +28 rating. He led Reading with a +23 rating last season.

A native of Amherst, New York, Hora signed a one-year, AHL contract with Lehigh Valley on July 20, 2018. The 6-foot-1 defenseman played in eight games for the Phantoms last season with a +3 rating. He also played three games for the Cleveland Monsters on a PTO during the 2016-17 season.

Prior to turning pro, Hora played four seasons in the OHL for the Kitchener Rangers where he tallied 91 points (11g, 80a) and 235 penalty minutes in 241 career games. He was teammates with Phantoms’ forwards Connor Bunnaman and Justin Bailey in Kitchener.

Lehigh Valley returns from the All-Star break on Friday in Bridgeport for a rematch with the Sound Tigers. Then they travel to Hershey on Saturday for another match-up with the Bears.