Last night, the Hershey Bears farm club, the Reading Royals, won the ECHL championship. The team included seven former Bears, T.J. Syner, Stanislav Galiev, Barry Almeida, Evan Barlow, Alex Berry, Patrick Wellar, and Brett Flemming who played in Hershey this season, and one former Bear, Nikita Kashirsky, who played in the Chocolate and White during the 2010-11 season. Reading beat the Stockton (Ca) Thunder in five games. The Royals had an Eastern Conference best 46-19-7 regular season record with 99 points.
Below the jump, check out some tweets from Reading players and a very familiar team after Reading won their first Kelly Cup.
Kelly cup champs baby!!!! twitter.com/flem04/status/…
— Brett Flemming (@flem04) May 26, 2013
— TJ Syner (@TJSyner14) May 26, 2013
— Hershey Bears (@TheHersheyBears) May 26, 2013
— Kirk MacDonald (@kmacdonald13) May 26, 2013
— Julien Cayer (@cayerj) May 26, 2013
— Dominic Jalbert (@jalb71) May 26, 2013
— Stanislav Galiev (@Galixon_97) May 26, 2013
Congratulations to the city of Reading and the Royals organization!!