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Bakich Signs Professional Tryout Contract with Dallas Stars

Friday, September 29th
Bakich Signs Professional Tryout Contract with Dallas Stars

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced on Tuesday that forward Solag Bakich has signed a Professional Tryout Contract (PTO) with the Dallas Stars. The Dallas, Texas native will skate for his hometown's NHL club in the Stars' training camp beginning on Thursday, September 21. The Stars will hold an on-site pre-season game against the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday, September 24.Bakich, 25, re-signed with the Royals for the 2023-24 season on August 7, 2023. He signed his first professional contract with Reading on March 18, 2023 and registered 10 points (3g-7a) and 13 penalty minutes in 12 regular season games for the Royals. The 6'0", 194-pound, left-shot forward added a goal and four points in eight Kelly Cup Playoff games. He earned an assist in his professional debut against the Toledo Walleye on March 24.Bakich played for the Dallas Stars Elite 16U and 18U AAA teams in 2014-15 and 2015-16, respectively. He also played one season in the NAHL with the Bismarck Bobcats, three seasons in the USHL between the Des Moines Buccaneers, Sioux City Musketeers and Waterloo Black Hawks, and four seasons in the NCAA with the University of Notre Dame.

-The Royals are 39 days away from their Opening Night game against the Trois-Rivières Lions on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 PM at Santander Arena presented by Supportive Concepts For Families. Opening Night will feature a Pre-Game Block Party and Post-Game Firework show on Penn Street!Single game tickets to all 36 home games will go live at 10 AM on Thursday, September 28. Tickets start at $12!Fans can look for social media announcements on promotional deals, group outing opportunities and team events leading up to the home opener by following the Royals on Facebook, Instagram and X!


2023-24 Season Memberships

Reading Royals Season Memberships, six-game plans, ten-game plans, and group tickets are available for the 2023-24 season now 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 preparing for their 22nd 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.