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Reading snags another talented rookie in D Cormier

Thursday, July 30th
Reading snags another talented rookie in D Cormier

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals signed defenseman Dominic Cormier Tuesday to an ECHL deal for the 2020-21 season, to his first professional contract. Cormier is the third blueliner to come to terms with Reading for the team’s 20th anniversary season. Season, group, and flex tickets for 2020-21 are available by visiting royalshockey.com/tickets or by calling 610-898-7825.Cormier: Have spent summer learning Royals are “top notch” organizationCormier joins Reading after one season of Canadian University Hockey (USports) with the University of Ottawa. In 2019-20, the left-handed shot tallied three goals and 20 points (27 GP) in the regular season, then amassed six assists in nine playoff games. He was the season leader in total points and assists for Gee-Gees defensemen.2020-21 rosterDefensemen (3): #3 Rob Michel, #6 Garrett Cecere, #58 Dominic CormierForwards (4): #9 Brayden Low, #16 Hayden Hodgson, #21 Frank DiChiara, #39 Brendan van RiemsdykNeed to knowThe 22-year-old native of Moncton, NB was named to the 2019-20 USports (OUA East) All-Rookie Team.Cormier’s first USports goal was a game-winning wrist-shot with under five minutes left in regular play against the Waterloo Warriors on Oct. 12, 2019. Coach Quotes"Dominic showed strong progression throughout his junior career and continued that last season with a great season at the University of Ottawa. He's capable of providing elusive speed and an offensive upside. We're happy to welcome Dominic to Reading for his rookie year." – Head Coach Kirk MacDonaldCormier ExtrasCormier stands at 5-foot-11 and weighs 181 pounds. Prior to his career with the University of Ottawa, he spent four seasons in the QMJHL with Rimouski and Victoriaville (30g, 132pts). The defenseman last skated for a U.S.-based team five years ago when he played for Cushing Academy and the Boston Jr. Bruins.