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Royals snag D Cecere from KC for future considerations

Thursday, August 22nd
Royals snag D Cecere from KC for future considerations

 Reading, PA – Head Coach Kirk MacDonald picked up the Reading Royals’ fifth defenseman for the 2019-20 season Thursday, acquiring defenseman Garret Cecere (pronounced: SUH-seer) from Kansas City for future considerations.The second-year defenseman accumulated seven points (1g) in 49 games as a rookie with Maine in 2018-19. Cecere scored his first career goal Oct. 19 vs. Reading. The native of West Des Moines, IA notched two points in four head-to-head matchups with the Royals.The Royals will announce another roster move Thursday at 5:00 p.m.2019-20 Royals rosterDefensemen (5): #19 Garret Cockerill, #27 Jeremy Beaudry, #75 Joe Masonius, #77 Jimmy Mazza, Garrett CecereForwards (8): #7 Trevor Gooch, #9 Brayden Low, #13 Olivier Labelle, #15 Trevor Yates, #19 Brendan Robbins, #21 Frank DiChiara, #28 Brady Wiffen, #81 Corey MackinCareer notesCecere was an alternate captain at Northeastern his senior year and combined for 11 assists and a plus-14 rating over his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility (2016-18). The 5-foot-8, 165-lb., left-handed shot attended Colorado College as a freshman and returned to the USHL midway through his sophomore season to complete 2015-16 with Sioux Falls. He spent parts of four seasons in the USHL and notched 37 points in 54 games in 2013-14, splitting the season between Sioux Falls and Tri-City.New for the 2019-20 season, take advantage of the Royals 5-Game Mini Plan that kicks off Opening Night on Sat., Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. and includes a meal for every game, a Reading Royals Hat, an exclusive fan experience, an autographed team picture and a guaranteed giveaway for each of the 5 games. Purchase your seat or seats today by calling 610-898-7825 or by visiting https://bit.ly/2LSHBp8.The first Royals’ home game on Oct. 19 vs. Maine features a massive block party, games, food, drinks and a special Downtown Alive concert featuring a performance by “Cracker” on Penn Street before the home opener. The block party starts at 3:00 p.m.Royals season memberships are available for 2019-20 by heading to royalshockey.com/restoretheroar, visiting the Royals Box Office at Santander Arena (700 Penn Street) and calling 610-898-7825.For the latest team news, visit royalshockey.com/news, and follow the team on Facebook (Facebook.com/ReadingRoyals), Twitter (Twitter.com/ReadingRoyals) and Instagram (Instagram.com/ReadingRoyals). Use #RestoreTheRoar to join the conversation.About the RoyalsThe Royals are entering their 19th ECHL season and are proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs 14 times, and are four-time division champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals along with the Santander Arena and the Santander Arena Performing Arts Center.Listen to all Royals broadcasts at Mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals or by downloading the Mixlr App from the App Store or Google Play. All Royals away games are broadcast on BCTV (Ch. 15 Comcast, Ch. 19 Service Electric) and Mixlr.