Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced Tuesday the team has claimed D Scott Dornbrock off waivers. The rookie graduated from Miami University in 2018 and signed with Idaho Sept. 12. A 24-year-old native of Harper Woods, MI, Dornbrock posted one goal and eight points with the Redhawks last season. He stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 230 pounds.
Dornbrock scored 35 points (6g) and recorded 98 PIM over four NCAA seasons. As a sophomore, Dornbrock qualified for the NCHC All-Academic Team. The next season, 2016-17, was his most-prolific offensively (3g, 10a).
Prior to skating for Miami, Dornbrock played two seasons in the NAHL for Minot and made the postseason in back-to-back campaigns.
Opening Weekend, presented by Met-Ed
Season Opener: Sat., Oct. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Block party 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Food and drinks available | Performance by the Uptown Band | Attempt at setting the World Record for most cowbells played at a time | Cowbell giveaway (first 6,500 fans) | Red carpet introduction for the players
Philadelphia Eagles Legends Night (Vince Papale and Bill Bergey): Oct. 14, 5:00 p.m.
Pregame tailgate 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Appearance by Eagles legends Vince Papale and Bill Bergey | National cornhole tournament
About the Royals
The Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are entering their 18th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in nine straight seasons and are four-time division champions.
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