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Royals Announce 2013 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster

April 2, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, today announced the team's 2013 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoff Roster. The Royals Playoff Roster, which consists of 19 players (10 forwards, 7 defensemen, and 2 goaltenders), is set out below. Reading also listed 14 players (7 forwards, 4 defensemen, and 3 goaltenders) on the Playoff Eligible List.

Playoff Rosters consist of a maximum of 23 Players - a 20-man active roster and a three-man reserve list. Upon submission of its Playoff Roster, each Member is required to include:

1. a minimum of 19 active, available (i.e. not injured or on recall) Players; and

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 Conference 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 23 Players total. Once a Member has named a total of 23 Players to its Playoff Roster, or the Conference 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 23-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.

The Royals 2013 Kelly Cup Playoff Roster is set out below.


Forwards (10)

Barry Almeida

Alex Berry

Julien Cayer

Joel Champagne

Ethan Cox

Stanislav Galiev

Nikita Kashirsky

Kirk MacDonald

Yannick Tifu

David Vallorani

Defensemen (7)

Brett Flemming

Dominic Jalbert

Mark Mitera

Bryant Molle

Bobby Shea

Brock Shelgren

Dustin Stevenson

Goaltenders (2)

Riley Gill

Mark Owuya




Brandon Anderson - G

Evan Barlow - F

David Civitarese - F

Adam Comrie - D

Philipp Grubauer - G

Drew MacIntyre - G

David Marshall - F

Ian O'Connor - F

Danick Paquette - F

Matt Pope - F

Joe Sova - D

T.J. Syner - F

Denny Urban - D

Patrick Wellar - D


(1) Reading Royals v (8) Greenville Road Warriors

Game One: Friday, April 5 (7:05 pm) at Sovereign Center, Reading, PA

Game Two: Saturday, April 6 (7:05 pm) at Sovereign Center, Reading, PA

Game Three: Wednesday, April 10 (7:00 pm) at BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC

Game Four: Thursday, April 11 (7:00 pm) at BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC

Game Five (IF NECESSARY): Sunday, April 14 (4:00 pm) at BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC

Game Six (IF NECESSARY): Tuesday, April 16 (7:05 pm) at Sovereign Center, Reading, PA

Game Seven (IF NECESSARY): Wednesday, April 17 (7:05 pm) at Sovereign Center, Reading, PA

Royals playoff tickets are now on sale. The Eastern Conference Quarterfinal best of seven series against the Greenville Road Warriors will start with Game One on Friday, April 5 (@7:05 pm) at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Friday's game night broadcast on CBS Sports Radio 1240 am and 98.5 fm will kick off with the pre-game warm-up show presented by Steve Moyer Subaru at 6:35 pm. Game Two of the best of seven series will be played at the Sovereign Center on Saturday, April 6 (@7:05 pm). More information is available at 610-898-7825 and through the Royals website: Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at Reading Royals and "Follow" us on Twitter @RRoyalshockey for the latest team information.

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