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Jacob Gaucher Named ECHL Rookie Of The Month For March

Wednesday, April 5th
Jacob Gaucher Named ECHL Rookie Of The Month For March

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Wednesday that forward Jacob Gaucher has been named the Howies Hockey Tape ECHL Rookie of the Month for March."It's an honor to receive this recognition from the league, but I attribute a significant portion of it to my teammates," said Gaucher. "It serves as a motivation to continue giving my best on the ice. Hopefully I can keep helping my team succeed in the remainder of the season and the playoffs."

Gaucher scored six goals and added 16 assists for 22 points in 15 games during the month.

The 22-year-old picked up at least one point in 13 of his 15 games in March, including four three-point games and a two-point game. He ended the month with at least one point in 11 consecutive games.

Under an American Hockey League contract with Lehigh Valley, Gaucher is tied for sixth among ECHL rookies with 55 points (21g-34a) in 66 games with the Royals.A native of Longueuil, QC, Gaucher is the fourth player in the franchise's 21-year history to receive the ECHL's Rookie of the Month honor. Previous rookies to earn the award as a member of the Royals were goalie Barry Brust (April, 2005), forward Greg Hogeboom (November, 2005), and forward Joe Zappala (December, 2006).

Prior to turning pro, Gaucher posted 141 points (65g-76a) in 242 career games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Val d’Or and Baie-Comeau.The Royals travel to Norfolk, Virginia to open a three-game series against the Norfolk Admirals on Friday, April 7 at 7:05 p.m. at Norfolk Scope Arena. The Royals play game two of the series in Norfolk on Saturday, April 8, at 6:05 p.m. before returning home on Wednesday, April 12 to host the Admirals at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. The home game features a Wild Wednesday promotional game featuring deals on tickets, concessions, and the final Post-Game Party of the regular season at the Cheers American Bistro Restaurant at the DoubleTree Hotel. Order tickets and see the full ~ promotional schedule ~ now!

-Upcoming Games:                       

  • Wild Wednesdays - Apr. 12 vs. Norfolk
    • $6.10 for Green Zone tickets
    • College students buy one ticket, get one free
    • $1 beers at select locations
    • Post-game party at Cheers American Bistro at the DoubleTree
  • Wall of Honor Night - Apr. 14 vs. Newfoundland 
    • Wall of Honor ceremony featuring Olivier Labelle, presented by V&M Towing
    • Goalie mask giveaway (first 1500)
    • $2 off domestic drafts from 6-7:00 PM
    • 4 for $60 deal including 4 tickets, hot dogs, drinks, and thundersticks. Presented by Deibler Dental
  • Fandemonium Night - Apr. 15 vs. Newfoundland 
    • Team photo giveaway (first 1500 people)
    • $2 off craft draft beers 6-7:00 PM
    • Give-a-ways galore: prizes after each whistle
    • Helping Harvest food drive
    • Post-game skate
    • Slapshot Saturdays: pre-game photo on ice with Slapshot from 6:00-6:15 below section 109
    • Season Ticket Holder Jersey Off Our Backs Raffle

2022-23 & 2023-24 Season Memberships

Reading Royals season tickets, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2022-23 & 2023-24 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 12 of the previous 13 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.