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McKenzie, Hausinger join Royals

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Action photos of Kyle McKenzie and Kenny Hausinger

READING, Pa. - The Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced the signing of defenseman Kyle McKenzie and forward Kenny Hausinger to contracts for the 2021-22 season.

McKenzie has played 130 ECHL games with Worcester and Wheeling, totaling 18 points (4g-14a). The 28-year-old notched three points (1g-2a) in 27 games with Birmingham in the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2020-21.

Prior to turning pro, the Aston, Pennsylvania native attended Providence College from 2013-17 and helped the Friars win the 2015 NCAA National Championship. He was an alternate captain in his senior year with the team. He won the United States Hockey League’s Clark Cup in 2011 and 2013 with the Dubuque Fighting Saints

Hausinger played at UMass-Lowell from 2016-20, tallying 79 points (39g-40a) in 134 career games. He captured a conference title in his freshman year and served as an alternate captain during his senior campaign. Before joining the River Hawks, he played for Des Moines and Madison in the USHL and Odessa in the North American Hockey League. He was named to the NAHL All-Rookie First Team, All-South Division Rookie Team, and All-South Division Team with Odessa in 2014-15.