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Royals Receive Three More From Hershey

Wednesday, October 9th
Royals Receive Three More From Hershey

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, today announced that forward Stanislav Galiev and defenseman Patrick Wey have been assigned by the Capitals from the Bears to the Royals; and defenseman Michal Cajkovsky has been loaned by the Bears to the Royals.

Galiev (6’1/193) (21), who hails from Moscow, Russia, and will be entering his second season as a pro, was an integral member of the Royals’ 2013 Kelly Cup Championship team. In three different stints with the Royals, he scored twenty-three goals (second best on the team) and assisted on twenty-four others (forty-seven points) in forty-six regular season games. He also played seventeen games with Hershey (0g-1a=1pt). Galiev, who led the Royals in the regular season with twenty-three power play points (14g-9a), led all first years pros in the ECHL with fourteen power play goals. Galiev, who was third amongst rookies in the league with 172 shots on goal, was selected as the Royals Offensive Player of the Year at the Fan’s Choice Award Banquet.

Galiev played ten playoff games with the Royals in the team’s run to the ECHL championship. He recorded eleven points (4g-7a) and played to a plus-10 (+10) in those post-season games. Galiev, who rang off a six game point streak (3g-6a) from Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals against the Greenville Road Warriors through Game One of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against Florida, sustained an injury in Game Three of the ECS which kept him out of the line-up until the decisive Game Five of the Kelly Cup Finals against Stockton. In that game, he returned to the line-up to record his third multi-point performance of the post season (1g-1a), which included his second playoff power play goal. Galiev’s first playoff power play goal proved to be the game winner in the decisive Game Five of the first round series against Greenville. Last season marked the third consecutive year—and fourth time since beginning major junior in 2008-09—that Galiev has been a part of a championship team. His Saint John Sea Dogs won back-to-back titles in the QMJHL in 2011 and 2012 (and won the Memorial Cup in 2011).

Wey (6’3/211) (22), who is entering his first year of pro and hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, also has a couple of championships under his belt. He was twice (2010 and 2012) a member of the NCAA Division I National Champions during his four year stint at Boston College (4g-29a=33pts, 147 pims in 133 total college games). In the second of those two championship runs, he was named as a member of the All-Tournament team in NCAA Northeast Regional. Last year, in his senior season, Wey, who served as an alternate captain for the Eagles, was selected as the Best Defensive Defenseman in Hockey East and was chosen as a Second Team Hockey East All-Star. Wey, who was a fourth round pick of the Capitals in 2009 (#115 overall), attended Prospects Camp, Rookie Camp, and Training Camp with Washington this past off-season.

Cajkovsky (6’3) (218) (21), who hails from Bratislava, Slovakia, is entering his first year as a pro. Last season, he was second amongst defensemen on the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League with ten goals and twenty-four assists (thirty-four points) in sixty-six games. He also racked up eighty-nine penalty minutes with the 67s. Cajkovsky, who was selected as the runner-up for having the hardest shot in the OHL Eastern Conference by coaches in that conference last year, compiled 291 penalty minutes in 192 career OHL games. This past off-season, Cajkovsky attended NHL Prospects Camp, Rookie Camp, and Training Camp with the Washington Capitals.

The Royals kick off the defense of the team’s 2013 Kelly Cup Championship on Saturday, October 19, 2013, (7:35 pm), at the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, with the 2013-14 season opener against the South Carolina Stingrays. The Royals also face the Stingrays on Sunday, October 20 (4:05 pm) in Game Two of Opening Weekend. Season Tickets for the 2013-14 Reading Royals are currently available. Call 610-898-7825 or visit www.royalshockey.com for more information.

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