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Royals announce roster for 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs

Monday, April 9th
Royals announce roster for 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced Monday the team’s roster for the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Reading faces Manchester in the North Division Semifinals, starting Friday at Manchester.

The Royals host games at Santander Arena Mon., Apr. 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Wed., Apr. 18 at 7:00 p.m. for games 3 and 4. The Royals will host Game 5 on Thurs., Apr. 19 at 7:00 p.m., if necessary. All series in the Kelly Cup Playoffs are a best-of-seven format.

Tickets are now available for the Royals’ home playoff games by calling 610-898-7825. The Royals are offering 5 playoff vouchers starting at $85. Use the five vouchers at any home playoff games. The team is also providing curbside ticket service; call 610-898-7825 and a Royals ticket staff member will provide you with your tickets outside the Lion’s Den Team Store at the corner of 8th Ave. and Penn St.

Goaltenders#1 John Muse#31 Mark Dekanich

Defensemen#2 Chase Golightly#4 Stephen Johnson#6 Matias Cleland#8 Nolan Zajac#11 Charlie Vasaturo#18 Nick Neville#25 Nick Luukko


#3 Chris McCarthy#9 Ryan Penny#12 Steven Swavely#14 Adam Schmidt#15 Tyler Brown#16 Matt Wilkins#17 Michael Huntebrinker#20 Brian Morgan#28 Mark Bennett#37 Dillan Fox#44 Viktor Liljegren#90 Matt Willows

Playoff Eligible#5 D James de Haas (Lehigh Valley)#19 F Alex Krushelnyski (Lehigh Valley)#43 D Frank Hora (Lehigh Valley)

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.About the RoyalsThe Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are in their 17th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays at Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in nine straight seasons and are four-time division champions.

Broadcast CoverageAll Royals game can be heard on Rumba 1340 AM and the iHeartRadio app by searching “Rumba 1340”. The pregame show starts 15 minutes before puck drop. Watch Royals games on ECHL.tv. Reading away games are shown locally on BCTV.