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Royals Sign Anthony Yurkins, F & Dilan Savenkov, D to SPC's

Wednesday, February 7th
Royals Sign Anthony Yurkins, F & Dilan Savenkov, D to SPC's

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced that forward Anthony Yurkins and defenseman Dilan Savenkov have signed Standard Player Contracts (SPC).

Yurkins, 25, began his first professional season in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) with the Fayetteville Marksmen. The Staten Island, New York native registered 14 points (5g-9a), 14 penalty minutes and a +4 rating with the Marksmen.

The 5'10", 174-pound, left-shot forward played for Aurora University in the NCAA D-3 where he recorded 10 points (4g-6a) and eight penalty minutes in 39 NCAA career games played.

Yurkins played for Royals all-time leading scorer Ryan Cruthers at Fayetteville and in juniors with the Charlotte Rush (USPHL).

Savenkov, 22, began his first professional season in the ECHL with the Trois-Rivières Lions, Cincinnati Cyclones and Orlando Solar Bears. The Tallinn, Estonia native played in seven total games where he registered nine penalty minutes and a +1 rating. Savenkov is the first Estonia-born player in franchise history.

The 6'0", 207-pound, right-shot defenseman played two seasons for the University of Alberta in the U Sports before signing his first professional contract with Trois-Rivières on October 9, 2023. At the University of Alberta, Savenkov recorded seven points (3g-4a) and 20 penalty minutes in 30 U Sports career games played.

Savenkov made his professional debut against the Royals on October 29, 2023 in Reading's 7-6 win over Trois-Rivières. He recorded a +1 rating in the game as a member of the Lions.

Royals Upcoming:

The Royals continue a three-game series against the Wheeling Nailers in Wheeling, West Virginia on Friday, February 9th and Saturday, February 10th with 7:10 p.m. face-offs at WesBanco Arena.

The Royals return home on Saturday, February 17th for their Reading Premium Night promotional game presented by SlyFox Beer! The home game will feature a pre-game Happy Hour (6-7 PM) and a pre-game photo opportunity with Slapshot in sec. 109 up until 6:15 p.m. presented by Albright College.

To order tickets, visit royalshockey.com/tickets


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 in 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.