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Royals Announce Opening Night Roster

October 10, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release

Reading, PA - Head Coach Kirk MacDonald has announced the Reading Royals' 25-man opening night roster for the 2019-20 season, pres. by Tower Health UPMC Health Plan. The roster features eight players that skated for the Royals in 2018-19. The regular season opens Friday at Newfoundland (5:30 p.m. EST) and the Royals home opener is Sat., Oct. 19 vs. Maine at 7:00 p.m. The Royals will host a watch party for tomorrow's opener at Saucony Creek Franklin Station Brewpub (700 S. 7th Street, Reading, PA) starting at 5:00 p.m.

Goaltenders (3)

#32 Felix Sandstrom

#35 Trevor Gorsuch

#72 Kirill Ustimenko

Defenseman (8)

#3 Rob Michel

#5 Eric Knodel

#6 Garrett Cecere

#8 David Drake (I.R.)

#19 Garret Cockerill

#27 Jeremy Beaudry

#75 Cameron Heath

#77 Jimmy Mazza

Forwards (13)

#7 Trevor Gooch

#9 Brayden Low

#11 Matty Gaudreau

#12 Steven Swavely

#13 Olivier Labelle

#15 Trevor Yates

#16 Hayden Hodgson

#18 Judd Peterson (I.R.)

#21 Frank DiChiara

#23 Pascal Laberge

#28 Ralph Cuddemi

#36 Garrett Mitchell

#67 Max Willman

#81 Corey Mackin

Reading opens the season with three games at the Newfoundland Growlers: Oct. 11, Oct. 12 and Oct. 15 (all 5:30 p.m. EST puck drops). Coverage of all three games is available to watch on BCTV (Channel 15 Comcast, Channel 19 Service Electric) and listen to on

The first Royals' home game on Oct. 19 vs. Maine features a massive block party, games, food, drinks and a special "Downtown Alive" concert on Penn Street before the home opener.

Single-game tickets and mini-plans are on sale by visiting, calling 610-898-7825 and visiting Santander Arena and The Weidenhammer Box Office at 700 Penn Street, Reading, PA.

Reading's new five-game mini-plan includes a meal for every game, a Reading Royals Hat, an exclusive fan experience, an autographed team picture and a guaranteed giveaway for each of the 5 games. Purchase your seat or seats today by calling 610-898-7825 or by visiting

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