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Royals Sign Forward Chase Brand to SPC

by Reading Royals

Mar 22, 2024

The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced that they have signed forward Chase Brand to a Standard Player Contract (SPC).

Brand, 25, opens his professional career in Reading after five seasons in the NCAA between St. Cloud State University (2019-23) and Augustana University (2023-24). The Park Rapids, Minnesota native recorded 46 points (19g-27a), 78 penalty minutes, and a -8 rating in 147 NCAA career games. This season, Brand registered 12 points (5g-7a), 15 penalty minutes, and a -12 rating in 30 games.

The 5’10”, 165-pound, left-shot forward played parts of three seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) along with two stints in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) between 2016-19. He totaled 42 points (16g-26a), 47 penalty minutes, and a +8 rating in 86 NAHL career games for the Brookings Blizzard.

Brand played for the Madison Capitols (USHL) for the 2018-19 season, where he scored 53 points (17g-36a), which broke the team’s single-season scoring record and earned him team MVP.

The Royals return home for a three-game weekend series against the Railers, opening on Friday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at Santander Arena. The home game features the Royals Motorsports Night, including a pre-game block party with racing vehicles and happy hour from 6-7 p.m., presented by Schaeffer’s Motorsports.

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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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