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Royals Announce 2023 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

Monday, April 17th
Royals Announce 2023 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced on Monday their roster for the 2023 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Tickets to games one and two at Santander Arena are on sale now! Visit, royals hockey.com/playofftickets.Reading Royals Playoff Roster:

  • Goalies: Pat Nagle, Matt Vernon
  • Forwards: Solag Bakich, Evan Barratt, Alec Butcher, Jacob Gaucher, Charlie Gerard, Brendan Hoffmann, Yvan Mongo, Max Newton, Devon Paliani, Shane Sellar, Zayde Wisdom
  • Defensemen: Ryan Cook, Colin Felix, T.J. Fergus, Tyler Heidt, Will MacKinnon, Garrett McFadden, Mason Millman 

 Reserve List - Mike Chen, D, Tyler Kobryn, F, Kaden Fulcher, GPlayoff Eligible List - Adam Karashik, D, Nolan Maier, G


Playoff Rosters consist of a maximum of 24 Players – a 20-man active roster and a four-man reserve list. Upon submission of its Playoff Roster, each Member is required to include:1. a minimum of 17 active, available (i.e. not injured or on recall) skaters to its Active Roster, and at least two (2) eligible goaltenders to its initial Playoff Roster.

2. a list of all other Players who meet the Playoff Roster Eligibility requirements, but who are unavailable at the time that Playoff Rosters are due to the League Office due to recall to the AHL or NHL. The Playoff Eligible List may only list Players who are unavailable due to recall. All other players (i.e. injured Players) must be listed on a Member’s initial Playoff Roster (active roster or reserve list) in order to participate in the Playoffs.Throughout the Playoffs, but prior to the start of the Kelly Cup Finals, as the recalled Players listed on a Member’s Playoff Eligible List become available (due to assignment, release from PTO or their respective AHL teams’ seasons having ended), Members shall be permitted to supplement their initial Playoff Rosters with Players listed on their Playoff Eligible Lists, up to a maximum of 24 Players total. Once a Member has named a total of 24 Players to its Playoff Roster, or the Kelly Cup Finals have begun (whichever comes first), the Member’s Playoff Roster shall be fixed for the duration of the Playoffs (barring emergency conditions).A Player who has finished the Regular Season on Injured Reserve may still be named to a Member’s 24-man Playoff Roster and will be eligible to participate in the Playoffs once his full IR time has been completed (provided all other playoff eligibility requirements have been satisfied). Once a Player has fully completed his remaining IR time, he may be activated and placed on the Member’s Active Roster.Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing strength of the Member, by reason of injury, illness, recall or suspension by the League, is reduced below two (2) goalkeepers and sixteen (16) skaters. However, should a Member release a Player(s) from its Playoff Roster, its emergency conditions will drop by the same number as the Players they release. Only amateur

Players may be signed and added to the Active Roster under emergency conditions. 

Division Semifinals (vs. Maine Mariners):

  • GAME 1 - HOME (Friday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.) - TICKETS

  • GAME 2 - HOME (Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.) - TICKETS

  • GAME 3 - AWAY (Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.)

  • GAME 4 - AWAY (Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.)

  • GAME 5* - AWAY (Wednesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.)

  • GAME 6* - HOME (Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.) - *TICKETS TBD*

  • GAME 7* - HOME (Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m.) - *TICKETS TBD*

    • *If necessary

-2022-23 & 2023-24 Season Memberships

Reading Royals season tickets, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2022-23 & now 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.