Reading Royals Release Opening Day Roster


The Philadelphia Flyers aren’t the only team that will be starting their season on Friday night. The Flyers ECHL affiliate team, the Reading Royals will play their home opener against the Elmira Jackals.

On Thursday night, the Royals released their 22-man opening day roster. The team will carry 12 forwards, 8 defensemen, and 2 goalies. The team released Kris Newbury, formerly of the Adirondack Phantoms, Hershey Bears, and Ontario Reign, from a professional tryout (PTO). Two defensemen, Matt Chiarantano and Bobby Gertsakis, were signed to ECHL standard contracts. Chiarantano will be placed on reserve, giving the Royals 21 active players.



Justin Crandall

Robbie Czarnik

Zach Hall

Olivier Labelle

Chris McCarthy

Mike Pelech

Ryan Penny

Mike Pereira

Kevin Sundher

Steven Swavely

Ian Watters

Matt Wilkins


Bobby Gertsakis

Florian Iberer

Derik Johnson

Miles Liberati

Nick Luukko

Mike Marcou

Todd Perry


Mark Dekanich

Martin Ouellette



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