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Reading Royals Announce 2023-24 Season-Opening Roster

by Reading Royals

Oct 20, 2023

The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced on Thursday, Oct. 19, the team’s 2023-24 season-opening roster.

Season-Opening Roster:

  • Goaltenders (3)
    • 1 Jacob Kucharski
    • 34 Eric Dop
    • 73 Nolan Maier
  • Defensemen (8)
    • 4 Tyler Heidt
    • 5 Will Zmolek
    • 7 Trevor Thurston
    • 12 Mason Millman
    • 23 Darren Brady
    • 28 Adam Brubacher
    • 29 Koletrane Wilson
    • 81 Mike Chen
  • Forwards (13)
    • 6 Nicolas Ouellet
    • 9 Brendan Hoffmann
    • 11 Alec Butcher
    • 16 Shane Sellar
    • 17 Tyson Fawcett
    • 18 Joseph Nardi
    • 20 Austin Master
    • 25 Solag Bakich
    • 27 Ryan Chyzowski
    • 59 Spencer Kennedy
    • 77 Devon Paliani
    • 90 Mason McCarty
    • 91 Yvan Mongo

Teams are permitted to carry up to two players at a time on the Reserve List, while an unlimited number of players can be placed on the 14-day Injured Reserve. At least one player must be on the Reserve List to start the season to make the team’s roster valid.

Roster Notes:

The Royals carry 14 Canadians and 10 Americans. The combined age of the Royals’ roster is 25.04 years old, which ranks as the 17th youngest roster in the ECHL. Additionally, the Royals’ average height as a team is 6’0″, and they rank 18th in player experience among all 28 teams in the ECHL.

Two players have been reassigned to Reading by Philadelphia: Mason Millman and Will Zmolek.

Four players have been assigned to Reading by Lehigh Valley: Darren Brady, Ryan Chyzowski, Nolan Maier, and Koletrane Wilson.

Five players are rookies: Tyler Heidt, Spencer Kennedy, Jake Kucharski, Austin Master, and Trevor Thurston.

Tyson Fawcett is the lone veteran player on Reading’s roster. A veteran is a player, other than a goaltender, who has played in at least 260 regular season games of professional hockey prior to the start of the current season.

The 22nd season of Reading Royals hockey begins on Friday, Oct. 20, with a season opener clash against the Newfoundland Growlers at 5:30 p.m. at the Mary Brown’s Centre. The Royals host the Trois-Rivières Lions in their first home game of the season at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. The Royals’ Opening Night presented by Supportive Concepts For Families features a pregame block party on Penn St. from 3-6 p.m. as well as a post-game firework show.

To secure your tickets to the home opener and all 36 home games this season, visit

Reading Royals Season Memberships, six-game plans, 10-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.

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 champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.

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