The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced on Monday, Oct. 30, that they signed defenseman Dilan Peters a standard player contract (SPC).
Peters, 22, opened the 2023-24 season in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) with the Birmingham Bulls. Across four games, the 6’6″, 220-pound blue liner registered a +3 rating and two penalty minutes.
The Sarnia, Ontario, Canada native is in his second professional season. In the 2022-23 season, Peters recorded three points (3a) in 20 games with the Wheeling Nailers and played seven games with the Newfoundland Growlers. He recorded an assist for his first professional career point in Wheeling’s 4-3 overtime win over the Norfolk Admirals on Feb. 10.
Prior to his professional career, Peters played in the U Sports for Lakehead University in the 2021-22. His physical play style collected 65 penalty minutes in 12 games. Prior to that, Peters played two seasons of junior hockey in the North American Hockey League with the Shreveport Mudbugs and St. Cloud Norsemen. Peters finished tied for eighth on the Mudbugs with a +13 rating during the 2019-20 season, and also ranked sixth with 82 penalty minutes. Dilan joins 6’6″ forward Spencer Kennedy as the tallest players on Reading’s roster.
The Royals hit the road for a weekend trip against the Toledo Walleye on Friday night at 7:15 p.m. at Huntington Center in Toledo, OH. The team heads off to Wheeling, VA for a two-game series on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. and Sunday at 4:10 p.m. at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, VA.
The Royals will return home next Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. to host the Norfolk Admirals. The home game will feature a Wild Wednesday promotional game with $2 beer and tickets starting at $6.10 in the Orange Zone.
To order your tickets to the promotional game, visit: royals hockey.com/tickets.
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 champion. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.