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Photo via Galiev’s Instagram Page

The star of the Discovery Channel hit TV show “Amish Mafia,” Lebanon Levi, is apparently a hockey fan (or has a score to settle). After meeting Garrett Mitchell at a Bears game last season, the reality TV star attended tonight’s Reading Royals – Elmira Jackals and took photos with players after the game, including Washington Capitals prospect Stan Galiev.

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Reading Royals win Kelly Cup

On May 26, 2013, in News, by Kyle Mace

Photo courtesy the Reading Royals

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.

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Reading, PA – T.J. Syner scores in the Reading Royals’ victory in game two of the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals (Kyle Mace – Sweetest Hockey on Earth)

The Reading Royals are just two wins away from from their first ECHL Kelly Cup championship. The Royals won game two of the best of seven finals in convincing fashion, a 4-0 win over the Stockton Thunder. All the scoring came from players who have seen playing time with the Hershey Bears. Coming off a thrilling 6-5 overtime win, the Royals dominated game two, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 4,693.

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Photo by Purdon Photography

It was a long time in waiting, but Saturday the Reading Royals for in the Kelly Cup Finals for the first time in their franchise’s history. After three division tittles, and a 2013 Eastern Conference crown, the Royals looked to open their first Kelly Cup Finals series on the right foot.

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Stanislav Galiev Shines in National Spotlight

On December 9, 2012, in News, by Matt Trust

Stan Galiev on ESPN’s Top Ten Plays (Photo via @Strohmie13)

Recently the Hershey Bears received a minor glimpse of what it is like to play under a rather large spotlight. The AHL Showcase was televised on a large platform, including Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic. But being televised on local cable sports network may seem like baby steps compared to what Stanislav Galiev accomplished last Friday.

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Former Bears Help Royals to 11th Consecutive Win

On November 24, 2012, in News, by Matt Trust

Reading, PA – Philipp Grubauer makes a save during Reading’s 11th straight win (Steve Rusyn – Inside Hockey)

While the Hershey Bears had a much needed night off on Black Friday, the Reading Royals looked to extend their franchise record in consecutive wins to eleven. They had no easy task, as they battled the Greenville Road Warriors. Entering Friday, the Warriors have earned 15 of their last 20 standings points. Many former Bears had some impact on the game, including Stanislav Galiev, who recorded his first point in the East Coast Hockey League during Reading’s 5-2 win over Greenville.

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Reading Royals coach, Larry Courville, speaks to the media (Photo by Kyle Mace)

The Hershey Bears will have a much easier time getting players from their ECHL affiliate this coming season. The Washington Capitals have agreed to an affiliation with the ECHL Reading Royals. After eight seasons with the South Carolina Stingrays, the Caps will shift their ECHL affilation to an arena and team just an hour from Hershey.

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