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MEN’S HOCKEY: Bemidji State forward Tyler Kirkup signs with ECHL’s Reading Royals

Bemidji State men’s hockey senior forward Tyler Kirkup has inked an amateur tryout contract to play with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, effective immediately. Reading is the ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Bemidji State senior Tyler Kirkup (27) gains possession of the puck in the second period against Bowling Green in a CCHA quarterfinal game on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Sanford Center.
Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI – Bemidji State men’s hockey senior forward Tyler Kirkup has inked an amateur tryout contract to play with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, effective immediately. Reading is the ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Kirkup, a native of Virden, Manitoba, can debut with the Royals as soon as 6 p.m. on Friday, March 25, when Reading faces the Norfolk Admirals in Reading, Pa. Kirkup will finish the season with the Royals, which includes 13 remaining regular-season contests and the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Reading leads the ECHL North Division with 80 points and a 36-14-6 record.

Bemidji State hockey fans who purchased a FloHockey.tv subscription will be able to watch Kirkup and fellow ECHL signee Brad Johnson play in the ECHL through the league’s partnership with FloHockey.

Kirkup compiled 48 points in his BSU career, including career highs in goals (12) and points (18) this season.

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