Bo Pieper Signs ECHL Contract With Reading Royals

Bo Pieper Signs ECHL Contract With Reading Royals

The following article appeared on on Wednesday, July 25 featuring former Quinnipiac forward Bo Pieper

By David Fine

 Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have agreed to terms on an ECHL contract with forward Bo Pieper (pronounced: PEE-per), Head Coach Kirk MacDonald announced Wednesday. Pieper completed his senior season at Quinnipiac in 2018 (11g, 18pts.) and was named 2018 ECAC Men’s Hockey Student-Athlete of the Year. He signed his first professional contract with Adirondack in March 2018 and skated in three games (4 PIM) for the Thunder.

Updated Royals Roster
Forwards: #14 Adam Schmidt, #21 Frankie DiChiara, #24 Bo Pieper, #29 Jack Riley
Defensemen: #7 Adam Larkin, #11 Charlie Vasaturo,  #18 Nick Neville

Quick Q+A with Pieper
Why did you sign with Reading?

“I signed with Reading because they consistently have a great team, excellent fan base and are known for developing players. I got a good feeling from the organization and it felt like the right place for me.”

How did your experience playing college hockey prepare you for the ECHL?
“At Quinnipiac, I played for the National Championship, in a couple of NCAA tournaments and had a lot of winning seasons. Being one of the go-to guys there put a lot of pressure on me to uphold that reputation and I will rely on those experiences as I transition into the pros.”


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