The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced defenseman Dominic Cormier as the newest signing of the 2021-22 season.
Cormier, a 23-year-old from Moncton, New Brunswick, spent four seasons in the QMJHL with Rimouski Oceanic and the Victoriaville Tigres before going to the University of Ottawa to participate in USports. Following his 27-game, 20-point year with Ottawa, he made the decision to go pro with the Royals for the 2020-21 season. He signed a contract before the team officially bowed out of a shortened season, which caused his ECHL rights to revert to the Royals for the coming 2021-22 campaign.
Instead of spending his rookie season with Reading, he played for Rapid City, Wheeling and Allen.
“I gained a lot of experience last year,” he said. “I learned what things to do, what things not to do, even though I moved around a bit. I think that only helps me be able to come into Reading and make an impact right away.”
He played alongside Frank DiChiara in Allen.
“Frank is awesome and super funny. He’ll do anything for his teammates, and I’m excited to link up again soon.”
In 33 games with the Allen Americans, the blueliner recorded 1 goal and 4 assists.
Reading Royals season, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2021-22 season by visiting the Royals’ box office at Santander Arena or by calling 610-898-7825.
About the Royals
The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, are entering their 20th season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 10 of the previous 11 seasons. They are four-time division champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.