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Royals Announce 2016 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

Tuesday, April 12th
Royals Announce 2016 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, today announced the team’s 2016 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Roster. The Royals’ Playoff Roster, which consists of nineteen (19) players (eleven forwards, six defensemen, and two goaltenders), is set out below. Eighteen players are on the active roster, and one player is on the Reserve List. Reading has also listed five (5) players 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
  1. 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 2016 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Roster is set out below.


Forwards (11)

Brandon Alderson

Justin Crandall

Kevin Goumas

Nikita Kashirsky

Mike Pelech

Joe Rehkamp

Cam Reid

Kevin Sundher

Scott Tanski

Yannick Tifu

Ian Watters

Defensemen (6)

Maxim Lamarche

Nick Luukko

Mike Marcou

Todd Perry

Jesper Pettersson

Kevin Young

Goaltenders (2)

Adam Morrison

Martin Ouellette


Austin Farley – F


Adam Comrie – D

Derik Johnson – D

Connor Knapp – G

Pavel Padakin – F

Mike Pereira – F

Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Best-of-Seven Series

Friday, April 15 (7:35 pm) – Huntington Center (Toledo, OH)

Saturday, April 16 (7:35 pm) – Huntington Center (Toledo, OH)

Tuesday, April 19 (7:00 pm) – Santander Arena (Reading, PA)

Wednesday, April 20 (7:00 pm) – Santander Arena (Reading, PA)

Friday, April 22 (7:35 pm) – Huntington Center (Toledo, OH) – if necessary

Sunday, April 24 (4:00 pm) – Santander Arena (Reading, PA) – if necessary

Tuesday, April 26 (7:35 pm) – Huntington Center (Toledo, OH) – if necessary


Game One Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Best-of-Seven Playoff Series

Reading Royals v Toledo Walleye

@ Huntington Center – Toledo, Ohio

Friday, April 15, 2016 (7:35 pm Eastern Time)

NEXT UP: The Royals face the Toledo Walleye in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Friday (April 15, 2016 @ 7:35 pm) at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. The first round playoff showdown can be heard live on CBS SportsRadio 1240 AM and 98.5 FM in Reading, Pennsylvania, starting with the pre-game warm-up show presented by Highmark Blue Shield at 7:00 pm Eastern Time. Friday’s game will also be televised locally in Berks County, Pennsylvania, on BCTV courtesy of Boscov’s Travel and Apple Vacations. Streaming audio is available free of charge on the Royals’ website (follow the ‘headset’ icon); and streaming video is available on a pay-per-view basis through ECHL.TV.

For more information about the Royals, call 610-898-7825 or log onto www.royalshockey.com.

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