Royals Announce 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, today announced the team’s 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule. The Royals open the seventeenth season of pro hockey in Reading on home ice for the second consecutive season and fifth time in team history when the Adirondack Thunder travel to Santander Arena on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The seventy-two game regular season closes on April 7, 2018, when the Royals complete the back-end of a home-and-home with the Norfolk Admirals in Reading.

 

The Royals 2017-18 regular season schedule is set out in full below.

 

Reading kicks off the season with three in a row on home ice before heading out on a five game road trip that will take the Royals to Worcester, Massachusetts, for the first time in team history for three in a row against the Worcester Railers before the team heads south for a pair against the perennial powerhouse South Carolina Stingrays. The Royals then return to Santander Arena for one of only four home games in November when the team will take on the Jacksonville Icemen for the first time in team history at Santander Arena on Saturday, November 11.

 

The Icemen are one of seven teams outside of the North Division that the Royals will play next season, a list that also includes the Cincinnati Cyclones, Fort Wayne Komets, Norfolk Admirals, Orlando Solar Bears, South Carolina Stingrays, and Toledo Walleye.

 

If familiarity breeds contempt, the Royals ought to have plenty of animosity built up within the North, particularly against Adirondack and Worcester—both of whom play Reading fourteen times during the regular season. The Railers play eight times at Santander Arena, which would include their Santander Arena debut on Thursday, December 28. Fifty-seven of the Royals’ games next season will be played within the Division with eleven against the Wheeling Nailers and nine against both the Brampton Beast and Manchester Monarchs rounding out the play up North.

 

Twenty-seven of Reading’s thirty-six home games next year will be on the weekends or holidays led by the eleven to be played on Saturday nights at Santander Arena. The Royals have a season-long five game home stand in early to mid-January and three other four game stints of consecutive games at home including a four game series during the Christmas Holidays, when Manchester, Worcester and Adirondack will come to town. Six of the Royals’ final eight regular season games are also on home ice.

 

The longest road trip of the year for Reading extends for eight games from late February through mid-March and will feature a three-game Florida swing that will take the Royals to Jacksonville for the first time in team history, as well as the Amway Center in Orlando. The farthest North Reading will go next season is Brampton, Ontario, where the Royals will face the Beast four times, including one of two road morning games for the team next season—a 10:00 am start on Thursday, March 8, at Powerade Centre.

 

Next season, Reading’s Monday through Saturday games on home ice will once again start at 7:00 pm, while the puck will hit the ice on the opening faceoff for all Sunday games next year at Santander Arena at 4:00 pm.

 

The Royals 2017-18 ECHL Regular Season Schedule is set out below. Please note that all game dates and times are subject to change.

 

READING ROYALS 2017-18 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

(All Game Times are Eastern Time Zone)

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017 v Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 v Toledo Walleye (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, October 29, 2017 v Adirondack Thunder (4:00 pm et)

 

Friday, November 3, 2017 @ Worcester Railers (7:05 pm et)

Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ Worcester Railers (7:05 pm et)

Sunday, November 5, 2017 @ Worcester Railers (3:05 pm et)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ South Carolina Stingrays (7:05 pm et)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ South Carolina Stingrays (7:05 pm et)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 v Jacksonville Icemen (7:00 pm et)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ Manchester Monarchs (10:00 am et)*

Friday, November 17, 2017 @ Brampton Beast (7:15 pm et)

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ Brampton Beast (2:00 pm et)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 v Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Friday, November 24, 2017 v Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, November 25, 2017 @ Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, November 26, 2017 v Wheeling Nailers (4:00 pm et)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ Cincinnati Cyclones (7:35 pm et)

 

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ Wheeling Nailers (7:05 pm et)

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ Wheeling Nailers (7:05 pm et)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 v Wheeling Nailers (7:00 pm et)

Friday, December 8, 2017 @ Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ Manchester Monarchs (7:00 pm et)

Friday, December 15, 2017 v Wheeling Nailers (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, December 16, 2017 v Wheeling Nailers (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, December 17, 2017 v Adirondack Thunder (4:00 pm et)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ Worcester Railers (7:00 pm et)

Friday, December 22, 2017 v Manchester Monarchs (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, December 23, 2017 v Manchester Monarchs (7:00 pm et)

Thursday, December 28, 2017 v Worcester Railers (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, December 30, 2017 v Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, December 31, 2017 @ Adirondack Thunder (5:00 pm et)

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 @ Worcester Railers (7:05 pm et)

Friday, January 5, 2018 v Brampton Beast (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, January 6, 2018 v Worcester Railers (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, January 7, 2018 v Worcester Railers (4:00 pm et)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 v Worcester Railers (7:00 pm et)

Friday, January 12, 2018 v Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ Manchester Monarchs (3:00 pm et)

Saturday, January 20, 2018 v Brampton Beast (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 v Brampton Beast (4:00 pm et)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 v Toledo Walleye (7:00 pm et)

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ Wheeling Nailers (7:05 pm et)

Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ Brampton Beast (2:00 pm et)

 

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ Norfolk Admirals (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ Norfolk Admirals (7:00 pm et)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 @ Worcester Railers (7:05 pm et)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Friday, February 16, 2018 v Cincinnati Cyclones (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 v Brampton Beast (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 v Wheeling Nailers (4:00 pm et)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 v Worcester Railers (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ Manchester Monarchs (3:00 pm et)

 

Friday, March 2, 2018 @ Jacksonville Icemen (7:30 pm et)

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ Orlando Solar Bears (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ Orlando Solar Bears (1:30 pm et)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ Brampton Beast (10:00 am et)*

Friday, March 9, 2018 @ Wheeling Nailers (7:05 pm et)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ Wheeling Nailers (7:05 pm et)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 v Fort Wayne Komets (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, March 17, 2018 v Brampton Beast (7:00 pm et)

Sunday, March 18, 2018 v Wheeling Nailers (4:00 pm et)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ Manchester Monarchs (7:00 pm et)

Friday, March 23, 2018 v Worcester Railers (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, March 24, 2018 v Worcester Railers (7:00 pm et)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 v Manchester Monarchs (7:00 pm et)

Friday, March 30, 2018 v Manchester Monarchs (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ Adirondack Thunder (7:00 pm et)

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 v Worcester Railers (7:00 pm et)

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ Norfolk Admirals (7:00 pm et)

Saturday, April 7, 2018 v Norfolk Admirals (7:00 pm et)

 

 

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