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RELEASE: Royals Seek Sixth-Straight Win in Clash with Thunder

 
 
 
RELEASE: Royals Seek Sixth-Straight Win in Clash with Thunder
Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, conclude a two-game weekend series against the Adirondack Thunder today at 3:00 p.m. at Santander Arena.

Today's game is the We Hate the Royals Night celebrating everything the haters can't stand about the Reading Royals! Get your dislikes at the ready and watch Royals players read off mean tweets! After the game, take your holiday photo on the ice and join us at our Post-Game Party at the Doubletree across from Santander Arena. Erik Jesberger and Luke Meli will be joined by defenseman Dominic Cormier to break down the game on a post-game show available on Mixlr. All are welcome! Tickets to the game are available at royalshockey.com/promotions.

Reading improved to 6-4-1 on the season after defeating Adirondack in their previous game, 5-2, on Friday, November 18th at Santander Arena. A second consecutive multi-point game for forward Max Newton (1 G, 2 A) and a multi-goal game for Shane Sellar (2 G) provided Reading the series opener win in their first of ten meetings with Adirondack this season. 
 
The Royals have scored seven first period goals over their last three games. Will MacKinnon and Newton combine for five of them.

Reading holds third place in the North Division with a .591 win percentage. Reading has two games less played compared to Worcester and Newfoundland who rank above the Royals in the divisional standings. Worcester holds second place in the North Division with a .857 win percentage and won their previous two games. Newfoundland suffered their first regulation loss of the season to Maine on Saturday, November 19th but still rank first place in the North Division and Eastern Conference with a .893 win percentage. Trois-Rivières and Maine rank in fourth and fifth place respectively each with 13 games played this season. Adirondack has the fewest amount of games played in the division (10) with a .350 win percentage in sixth place. Norfolk sits at the bottom of the division with a 1-14-0 record after dropping 11-straight games.

Adirondack posts a 2-5-2-1 record on the season and had their five-game point streak snapped in the series opener loss to Reading in their previous game. The Thunder opened the season winless in their first five games and come into today's game with one win in five road games (1-3-1).

The Thunder are the seventh best penalty kill in the league on the road. They allowed just their second power play goal to the Royals in the series opener after having previously killed off 17 opposing team's power play opportunities. The Thunder are 2-0 this season when leading after the second period, but are 0-5-2-1 when trailing after two periods.

Reading leads the ECHL in shots against per game (26.6 avg.) and rank 6th in the league on the power play (26%) with power play goals in five of their last six games.

A few Royals are on streaks and captured milestones in the season opener victory over the Thunder: 
  • Player Streaks:
    • Forward Jacob Gaucher is on a four-game point streak (2 G, 3 A).
    • Defensemen Will MacKinnon is on a three-game point streak (2 G, 1 A).
    • Defenseman Colin Felix is on a three-game point streak (3 A).
    • Forward Max Newton is on a two-game point streak (3 G, 2 A).
    • Goaltender Nolan Maier is on a three-game win streak (Nov.5th - Nov.18th).
  • Milestones:           
    • Forward Shane Sellar earned his first multi-goal game of his professional career
    • Forward Devon Paliani scored first point as a Royal with an assist. 
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Today's game will be streamed on the Royals Broadcast Network available on the following platforms:  -

Upcoming Games:
  • Pride Night - Dec. 2 vs. Norfolk 
    • The Royals are celebrating their first ever Pride Night with the help of LGBT  Center of Greater Reading
    • Pride Dri-Fit headband giveaway
 
  • Teddy Bear Toss / Margaritaville - Dec. 3 vs. Norfolk
    • Bring your stuffed animals to toss onto the ice after the first Royals goal to donate stuffed animals to local non-profits
    • Speciality jersey debut with game worn jersey auction ending on 12/4 @ 9 p.m.
    • Deals on drinks + signature margarita
    • $2 off craft draft beers 6-7:00 p.m.
    • Santa Claus appearance
    • Beach Bum attire contest
 
  • 6-1-0 Night - Dec. 7 vs. Allen
    • Celebrate the community and area code of Reading with deals on tickets and drinks around the concourse!
    • $6.10 for Green Zone tickets
    • College Students ONLY pay service fees for a ticket
    • $5 "Buy One, Get One" tickets for students with a valid .edu email address
    • $1 beers at select locations

Four-Game Plan
Join the Reading Royals for FOUR of our biggest games of the year at home! Four-game plan ticket package includes tickets to the following specialty games:
Affiliation Night - January 28th @7:00 p.m.
Pink in the Rink - February 4th @7:00 p.m.
St. Hattrick's Day - March 18th @7:00 p.m.
Fandemonium - April 15th @7:00 p.m.
In addition to a ticket to each game, you will get a burger and soda per ticket, as well as a Royals hat. Contact the Royals front office for pricing details. Quantities are limited so reserve your seat now!

2022-23 Season Memberships

Reading Royals season tickets, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2022-23 season by visiting the Royals’ box office at Santander Arena or by calling 610-898-7825.
 

About the Royals
The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, are in their 21st season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 11 of the previous 12 seasons. They are five-time division champions and were the 2021-22 Eastern Conference champion. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.
 
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What else happened?
Royals name McFadden Captain, Gerard and Bradley Alternates.

 
 
 

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