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Royals Announce 2014 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

Tuesday, April 15th
Royals Announce 2014 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Washington Capitalsof the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, today announced the team’s 2014 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Roster. The Royals Playoff Roster, which consists of twenty players (eleven forwards, seven defensemen, and two goaltenders), is set out below. Reading also listed four players (two forwards and two defensemen) on the Playoff Eligible List.

Playoff Rosters consist of a maximum of 23 Players – a 20-man active roster and a three-man reserve list. Upon submission of its Playoff Roster, each Member is required to include:

1. a minimum of 19 active, available (i.e. not injured or on recall) Players; and

2. a list of all other Players who meet the Playoff Roster Eligibility requirements, but who are unavailable at the time that Playoff Rosters are due to the League Office due to recall to the AHL or NHL. The Playoff Eligible List may only list Players who are unavailable due to recall. All other players (i.e. injured Players) must be listed on a Member’s initial Playoff Roster (active roster or reserve list) in order to participate in the Playoffs.

Throughout the Playoffs, but prior to the start of the Conference Finals, as the recalled Players listed on a Member’s Playoff Eligible List become available (due to assignment, release from PTO or their respective AHL teams’ seasons having ended), Members shall be permitted to supplement their initial Playoff Rosters with Players listed on their Playoff Eligible Lists, up to a maximum of 23 Players total. Once a Member has named a total of 23 Players to its Playoff Roster, or the Conference Finals have begun (whichever comes first), the Member’s Playoff Roster shall be fixed for the duration of the Playoffs (barring emergency conditions).

A Player who has finished the Regular Season on Injured Reserve may still be named to a Member’s 23-man Playoff Roster and will be eligible to participate in the Playoffs once his full IR time has been completed (provided all other playoff eligibility requirements have been satisfied). Once a Player has fully completed his remaining IR time, he may be activated and placed on the Member’s Active Roster.

Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing strength of the Member, by reason of injury, illness, recall or suspension by the League, is reduced below two (2) goalkeepers and sixteen (16) skaters. However, should a Member release a Player(s) from its Playoff Roster, its emergency conditions will drop by the same number as the Players they release. Only amateur Players may be signed and added to the Active Roster under emergency conditions.

The Royals 2014 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster is set out below.


Forwards (11)

Brandon Blandina

Josh Brittain

Ethan Cox

Ryan Cruthers

Domenic Monardo

T.J. Syner

Yannick Tifu

Jesse Todd

Kevin Walrod

Sean Wiles

Greg Wolfe

Defensemen (7)

Mike Banwell

Nick Bruneteau

Michal Cajkovsky

Matt Campanale

Marvin Degon

Aaron Gens

Bryant Molle

Goaltenders (2)

Brandon Anderson

Riley Gill



Brett Flemming – D

Stanislav Galiev – F

Dustin Gazley – F

Patrick Wey – D


(1) Reading Royals v (8) Fort Wayne Komets

Game One: Thursday, April 17 (7:05 pm et) at Santander Arena, Reading, PA

Game Two: Saturday, April 19 (7:05 pm et) at Santander Arena, Reading, PA

Game Three: Thursday, April 24 (7:30 pm et) at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

Game Four: Friday, April 25 (8:00 pm et) at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

Game Five (IF NECESSARY): Sunday, April 27 (6:00 pm et) at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne IN

Game Six (IF NECESSARY): Tuesday, April 29 (7:05 pm et) at Santander Arena, Reading, PA

Game Seven (IF NECESSARY): Wednesday, April 30 (7:05 pm et) at Santander Arena, Reading, PA

The Royals kick off the first round Eastern Conference Quarterfinal best-of-seven series against the Fort Wayne Komets on Thursday, April 17 (@ 7:05 pm) at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. The first 2500 fans will receive a rally towel courtesy of CJ’s Tire & Automotive Services. The game night broadcast on CBS Sports Radio 1240 am and 98.5 fm in Berks County with the Highmark Blue Shield Pre-Game Warm-Up show beginning at 6:35 pm.

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