Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, today announced that Athletic Trainer Brian Grogesky has accepted the position of head athletic trainer with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.
“Although we’re saddened by the circumstance of losing the services of such a valuable member of our organization, we’re excited for Brian and this opportunity to advance his career,” said Royals President Drew Bell. “For fifteen seasons, he has been a great and treasured member of our team, and we wish nothing but the best for Brian and his wife, Diana, his son, Kolin, and his daughter, Alexis.”
“I want to thank everyone in the Royals’ organization and particularly the team’s fans for all of the support that my family and I have received for the last fifteen years,” said Grogesky. “I feel like we were very fortunate to have such a great run here in Reading, and I will always consider the Royals my first ‘hockey home’ and an extension of my family.”
Grogesky (43), who was born and raised in Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, joined the Royals organization prior to the start of the inaugural 2001-02 season and was the last remaining original member of the team still with the Royals. He was on the bench for all 1080 regular season and 117 playoff games in the fifteen year history of the team. Grogesky, who was honored for working his 1,000th game with the Royals on March 25, 2015, was a inducted into the Royals Wall of Honor in the 2005-06 season. Grogesky obtained his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from the Pennsylvania State University and his master's degree in Sports Medicine from West Virginia University. He was the 2007-08 ECHL Athletic Trainer of the Year, as well as an integral member of the Royals’ 2013 Kelly Cup Championship team.
Season Tickets for the 2016-17 Reading Royals ECHL season are currently available. Call 610-898-7825 for more information or log onto www.royalshockey.com.
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