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THREE PLAYERS JOIN READING ROYALS
– The Hershey Bears
announced today that defenseman Michal Cajkovsky has been loaned to the ECHL’s Reading Royals, and that forward Stanislav Galiev and defenseman Patrick Wey have been reassigned to Reading. The announcements were made by Bears President/GM Doug Yingst.
None of the three players appeared in the Bears’ opening game on Saturday versus the Adirondack Phantoms.
Cajkovsky, 21, finished his third junior season and second with the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s in 2012-13. In 66 games, Cajkovsky’s 10 goals, 24 assists and 34 points all ranked second among Ottawa defensemen.
The 6’3, 208-pound native of Bratislava, Slovakia recorded 55 points (13 goals, 42 assists) and 209 penalty minutes over two seasons with Ottawa, and added 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 67 games with the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs in 2010-11.
Galiev, 21, produced at a point-per-game average last season with the Royals, tallying 47 points (23 goals 24 assists) in 46 games. He went on to notch 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 10 postseason contests, helping the Royals to the franchise’s first-ever Kelly Cup championship.
The 6-1, 188-pound native of Moscow, Russia played 20 just games in an injury-shortened season with the Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) in 2011-12, his last year of junior hockey, and still managed 13 goals and six assists. He led the Sea Dogs to the Memorial Cup Finals for the second consecutive season with 34 points (16 goals, 18 assists) in 17 postseason games, and won the title in 2011. He finished his career in Saint John with 144 points (65 goals, 79 assists) in 151 games.
Galiev was originally selected by the Washington Capitals in the third round (86th
overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Wey, 22, finished his senior season at Boston College last year and notched career highs in assists (12), points (13), penalty minutes (54) and tied a career high in games played (37). He helped the Eagles to a berth in the NCAA tournament, and went on to claim 2013 Hockey East Second-Team All-Star honors and Hockey East’s Best Defensive Defenseman.
In 133 career games with Boston College, the 6-3, 210-pound native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania collected 33 points (four goals, 29 assists) and 147 penalty minutes. He helped the Eagles win the NCAA National Championship in 2011-12 and tallied one goal and three assists in four tournament games. Boston College also won the Hockey East Championship and the NCAA regular-season championship last season as Wey was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team at the Northeast Regional.
Wey also won a bronze medal with the United States at the 2011 Under-20 World Junior Championship. He was selected by Washington in the fourth round (115th
overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The Bears will play their first road game of the season against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this Saturday, October 12 at 7:05 PM. Fans may tune into the live broadcast on the Bears Radio Network beginning at 6:25 PM. The team returns home on Saturday, October 26 for a 7:00 PM faceoff against the Hartford Wolf Pack. The first 3,000 fans receive a keytag schedule courtesy of Hershey/CKC Pharmacy.
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