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Royals Name Garrett McFadden Captain, Charlie Gerard & Trey Bradley Alternate Captains

Thursday, November 17th
Royals Name Garrett McFadden Captain, Charlie Gerard & Trey Bradley Alternate Captains

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced they have named defenseman Garrett McFadden team captain. Additionally, forwards Charlie Gerard and Trey Bradley are named alternate captains.Team Captain: Garrett McFadden

McFadden, 25, has recorded four points (4 A) across all of Reading's ten games this season. Last season, McFadden netted 13 points (3 G, 10 A) in 28 games for Reading. The 5'11", 181-pound defenseman skated in the four games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms last season after previously lacing up for the Laval Rocket for four games in 2018. Last year was McFadden's first season in the ECHL after attending Acadia University in the USports for four years (2018-2022). "It’s definitely a huge honour and something that I’m very proud of," Royals captain Garrett McFadden stated. "I learned a lot from the older guys who were here last season and I am excited to be a part of the leadership group with many new faces coming in. We’re a young team with lots to prove and we are all looking forward to the rest of the season."

A native of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, McFadden has also spent time in the OHL. Prior to Laval and four seasons at Acadia University, he played five seasons with the Guelph Storm. McFadden captained the Storm for two seasons (2016-17, 2018-19) after serving as an alternate captain the season prior (2015-16).

"Garrett is a great leader on and off the ice," said Royals Head Coach James Henry. "His work ethic and attitude are some of his best qualities, which made it an easy decision for us to name him the Captain of the Royals for the 22-23 season. Since joining the Royals partway through last season, Garrett showed his high level of skill and character. We are excited to have him as our Captain, along with alternates Charlie Gerard and Trey Bradley."

McFadden becomes the first Royal to wear the "C" on his sweater since Garrett Mitchell did so in the 2019-20 season. McFadden becomes the first defenseman to be named team captain of the Royals since Nick Luukko was given the honor in 2018-19.

Alternate Captain: Charlie GerardGerard, 26, has recorded six points (2 G, 4 A) in six games for the Royals this season. Gerard skated in two games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms prior to joining the Royals roster on Saturday, October 30th. Gerard laced up for both Reading and Lehigh Valley last season, as well. The Rocky River, Ohio native totaled four points (2 G, 2 A) in eight games for the Royals before netting 12 points (6 G, 6 A) in 55 games for the Phantoms in the 2021-22 season. The 5'9", 181-pound forward skated in 49 games for the Utah Grizzlies in the 2020-21 season after lacing up for the Colorado Eagles in the AHL for eight games in 2020. Prior to Gerard's professional career, he attended Minnesota State University, Mankato in the NCAA where he tallied 70 points (30 G, 40 A) across 121 games for the Mavericks.-Alternate Captain: Trey BradleyBradley, 26, has recorded 12 points (2 G, 10 A) across all of Reading's ten games this season. Last season, Bradley served as team captain of the Utah Grizzlies where he led the team to a Mountain Division title and an appearance in the Western Conference Final of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He finished fourth on the team in points (46) and fifth on the team in goals (18). A native of Tampa, Florida, the 5'10", 148-pound forward skated in ten games in the AHL for the Colorado Eagles last season after previously lacing up for the Toronto Marlies for two games in 2019. 

Prior to his professional career, Bradley attended Colorado College in the NCAA. Across his four collegiate seasons, Bradley collected 87 points (31 G, 56 A) in 120 games for the Tigers. 

-Upcoming Games:

  • La Noche de Los Reales presented by Anewalk Landscape Contracting - Nov. 18 vs. Adirondack 
    • Celebrate Latin American culture with Latin dance groups and music at Santander Arena.
    • Specialty Latin America themed jerseys available for pre-order.
    • 4 for $60 Ticket Deal.
  • We Hate the Royals Night - Nov. 20 vs. Adirondack 
    • We celebrate everything that the haters can't stand about the Reading Royals! Get your dislikes at the ready.
    • Players reading mean tweets!
    • Take your holiday photo on the ice post-game.
    • Join us after the game at our Post-Game Party at the Doubletree across from Santander Arena. All are welcome!
  • Pride Night - Dec. 2 vs. Norfolk 
    • The Royals are celebrating their first ever Pride Night with the help of LGBT.  Center of Greater Reading
    • Pride Dri-Fit headband giveaway.

Four-Game Plan

Join the Reading Royals for FOUR of our biggest games of the year at home! Four-game plan ticket package includes tickets to the following specialty games:

Affiliation Night - January 28th @7:00 p.m.

Pink in the Rink - February 4th @7:00 p.m.

St. Hattrick's Day - March 18th @7:00 p.m.

Fandemonium - April 15th @7:00 p.m.

In addition to a ticket to each game, you will get a burger and soda per ticket, as well as a Royals hat. Contact the Royals front office for pricing details. Quantities are limited so reserve your seat now!2022-23 Season Memberships

Reading Royals season tickets, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2022-23 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 in their 21st season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 11 of the previous 12 seasons. They are five-time division champions and were the 2021-22 Eastern Conference champion. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.