READING, Pa. -

The Eastern Conference leading Reading Royals will boast a pair of starters in the ECHL All-Star Game.

Goaltender Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Denny Urban have been awarded the honor.

Grubauer has won 18 games in 24 appearances for Reading this season.

Urban leads all defenseman in the league with 26 points. He's currently on loan to the Worcester Sharks.

This is the first time in team history that the the Royals have had two players picked to start an All-Star Game.

The ECHL team will take on the Colorado Eagles on January 23rd in  Loveland, Colorado as part of the All-Star Classic.