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Royals Sign Forward Jonathan Bendorf to SPC

by Reading Royals

Mar 10, 2024

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced that forward Jonathan Bendorf has been signed to a Standard Player Contract (SPC).

Bendorf, 25, opens his professional career in Reading after five seasons in the NCAA. The Yardville, New Jersey native attended Mercyhurst University for four seasons (2019-23) before playing his fifth NCAA season at Bentley University. This season with Bentley, Bendorf recorded six points (3g-3a), 14 penalty minutes, and a -6 rating in 26 games.

The 5’11, 187-pound, left-shot forward played three seasons in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for the Wichita Falls Wildcats, Philadelphia Rebels, and Aberdeen Wings, where he totaled 141 points (59g-82a), 57 penalty minutes, and a +36 rating in 158 NAHL career games. Additionally, Bendorf had a 23-game stint in the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the Tri-City Storm before opening his NCAA career with Mercyhurst in 2019-20.

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 in 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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