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Captain Mitchell signs PTO with Rockford

Thursday, February 6th
Captain Mitchell signs PTO with Rockford

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Thursday the Rockford IceHogs (AHL) have signed forward Garrett Mitchell to a professional tryout (PTO).Mitchell, the Royals captain, has registered ten goals, 29 points and a team-high 106 penalty minutes in 40 games this season. He has four goals and eight points over his last six ECHL games. Earlier this campaign, Mitchell skated in two games with Laval on a PTO.A ninth-year veteran of 402 AHL games (53g, 100 pts.), Mitchell spent his first seven professional seasons with Hershey and led the team to the 2016 Calder Cup Finals as captain. He wore the “C” for three seasons with the Bears and spent 2018-19 in Slovakia with HKM Zvolen.The Royals host Atlanta for Ladies Night Friday at 7:00 p.m., with a free wine tasting on the concourse for all fans 21+ in attendance. The ice will be pink all weekend, and Saturday’s Pink in the Rink game is Saturday at 7:00 p.m., pres. by Adams & Associates, Alvernia University and Lamar Advertising.Upcoming Home Games: royalshockey.com/promotions Fri., Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Atlanta (Ladies Night/Wine Tasting)Free Wine Tasting on the concourse with Deerfoot Vineyards, Black River Farms and RoseLawn Bistro | College ID Night: $5 tickets with valid college ID at box office| $1 SmoothiesSat., Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Wheeling (Pink in the Rink)Royals play on pink ice with Fleece Blanket Giveaway to the first 1,500 fans | Breast Cancer Awareness Jerseys$1 Pink Rose Draft Cider | Doubleheader: 1 ticket also gets you admission to the Alvernia Women’s Hockey Game at 2:00 p.m.Sun., Feb. 16 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Worcester (Kids Club Game)Last free postgame skate of the season, presented by Body Zone | $1 Hot Dog, $1 Soda & $1 Nacho Concession Special Pricing | Game Included Kids Club Packages presented by Applebee’s, Schuykill Valley Sports and YMCA of Reading and Berks County (Sign Ups Available)About the RoyalsThe Royals are in 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 and oversees operations at 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 broadcasted on BCTV (Ch. 15 Comcast, Ch. 19 Service Electric) and Mixlr.