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D Cockerill reassigned to AHL's Cleveland Monsters

Monday, March 11th
D Cockerill reassigned to AHL's Cleveland Monsters

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Monday defenseman Garrett Cockerill has been reassigned to the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters. In 17 games with Reading this season, Cockerill has scored one goal and five points (26 PIM). Reading acquired Cockerill’s ECHL rights on Jan. 30 from Jacksonville for defenseman Scott Dornbrock. Between Reading and Jacksonville, Cockerill has scored five goals and 19 points (58 GP) in his second professional season. The 25-year-old has skated in four games with Cleveland this campaign. He signed a one-year AHL deal with the Monsters in July 2018.Last season, Cockerill played in 13 games with Northeastern University (1g, 15 pts.) and signed an ECHL deal with Kalamazoo in Dec. 2017. Cockerill scored one goal and six points with Kalamazoo (8 GP) and was loaned to Cleveland. With the Monsters, Cockerill added three goals, 14 points and 32 penalty minutes. Cockerill is 6-foot, 201 pounds and a native of Brighton, MI.At Northeastern (2014-17), Cockerill scored 84 points (19g) in three-plus seasons (122 GP). He led Northeastern’s blue line in points as a sophomore (22) and junior (33).Next Home GamesFri., Mar. 15: Mental Health Awareness Night vs. Indy at 7:00 p.m.- 4-for-48 Family Four Pack: 4 tickets, 4 burgers and 4 sodas for $48 - Supporting mental health initiatives with the Royals - Enter for a chance to win a 2017 Toyota Camry, courtesy of AutoRide of Reading - Special Mental Health Awareness Jerseys- Meet Royals players after the game at DoubleTree's Cheers! Restaurant (701 Penn St.)Sat., Mar. 16: St. Hat Trick’s Day vs. Indy at 7:00 p.m.- Chance to win $10,000 if Royals player gets a hat trick- Free kids ticket game: Receive 1 free kids ticket (14 and under) for every adult ticket purchased- Ice Angels Dance Team poster giveaway and postgame autographs, pres. by Rieck's Printing- Enter for a chance to win a 2017 Toyota Camry, courtesy of AutoRide of Reading- Special St. Hat Trick's Day JerseysFri., Mar. 22: $1 Beer Night at 7:00 p.m. vs. Newfoundland- $1 Draft Beer- Enter for a chance to win a 2017 Toyota Camry, courtesy of AutoRide of ReadingGroup tickets start at $11 for all Royals home games.About the RoyalsThe Royals are in their 18th ECHL season and proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Reading plays in the 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.Listen to all Royals broadcasts at Mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals or by downloading the Mixlr App from the App Store or Google Play.