Brampton, ON – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, allowed three goals in the third period and lost, 5-4, Sunday at the Powerade Center. Reading’s Alex Krushelnyski scored twice and Michael Huntebrinker potted his second goal of the season.
Reading entered the third ahead, 4-2, but the Beast scored three straight goals. Alex Foster, Reggie Traccitto and Jordan Henry scored. Henry’s game-winner came with 6:55 left.
The Royals held a pair of multi-goal edges. The Royals scored consecutive goals in the second to break a 2-2 tie. Steven Swavely (3g, 3a in last 4 games) broke the tie at :26 of the second and Huntebrinker smacked a breakaway in from the left post later in the period. Krushelnyski scored the first two goals and opened the scoring on Reading’s first shot at 1:09 of the first. Brampton tied the game with a pair of first-period goals in less than a minute. Krushelnyski leads the team with seven goals and 14 points this season.
Mark Dekanich (lost, 4-3-0-0) fended off 30 shots. Marcus Hogberg is 2-3-0-0 and won with 23 saves.
The next Royals game is at home on Tues., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. against Adirondack and features a postgame autograph session.
Krushelnyski used strong awareness to pot the first goal. Loic Leduc shot it from neutral ice off of Hogberg’s pads, and Krushelnyski dashed and roofed it on the backhand from the right post. He lit the lamp on a similar move 6:21 later. This time, he handled the puck underneath the scoreboard, applied the jets, muscled by Cody Donaghey and backhanded it in from the right post. Mark Naclerio and Nick Luukko took the assists.
Stefan Fournier and Brandon Marino scored 56 seconds apart to tie the game at two with 3:29 to go in the first. Each team had ten shots in the first.
Swavely backhanded it in from the left slot less than a minute into the second, assisted by Scott Tanski, to give the Royals a 3-2 lead. Tanski earned his first point since the 2017 Kelly Cup Final with the South Carolina Stingrays.
Huntebrinker capitalized on a turnover with 2:26 to go in the second to double the lead, 4-2. Brampton’s Reggie Traccitto knocked the puck to Huntebrinker at the slot and the rookie walked in on a breakaway. He faked the backhand and shot it in at the left post for his second goal of the season. He scored his first professional goal on Nov. 15 vs. Manchester.
The Royals power play was 0-for-5 and killed off four Brampton chances (4-for-5).
Watch the Royals on Tues., Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. against Adirondack and meet the players after the game with special postgame autographs, brought to you by Rieck’s Printing. Tickets are available here.
Following Thanksgiving, the Royals are home on Black Friday, Nov. 24, for another game against Adirondack at 7 p.m. It’s Penny Days, where select Royals items will be on sale as “buy one, get one for a penny” (details forthcoming). Also, it’s a PA lottery voucher giveaway game to the first 2,500 fans 18+.
Sunday, Nov. 26, the Royals host the Wheeling Nailers at 4 p.m. and are pleased to announce:
- 4 for $44 Family Day (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 drinks)
- Kids mini-stick to the first 1,000 kids 14 and under, presented by Deibler Dental.
- Free postgame skate with the players, presented by Body Zone.
Black Friday Bonanza!
Purchase a Purple Pride Five-Game Pack through Nov. 30 and add any two games for free from the list of following dates: Jan. 10 vs. Worcester, Jan. 24 vs. Toledo, Feb. 22 vs. Worcester, Mar. 14th vs. Fort Wayne and Apr. 4th vs. Worcester. Dinner is on us for the five-game pack!
It’s $69.95/ticket plus five free dinners to each game of the Purple Pride Five-Game Pack.
Call (610) 898-PUCK (7825) and ask for your ticket guys to learn about the best deal in sports! Details for the Purple Pride Five-Game Pack can be found here https://royalshockey.com/purple-pride-5-game-pack/.
The Best Deal in Sports
Call the Royals office at 610-898-PUCK (7825) and ask for your ticket guy to learn about the best deal in sports! It’s a five-game pack to Reading’s five-biggest games for $69.95, plus we’ll buy you dinner. Information:
About the Royals
The Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are in their 17th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in eight straight seasons and are four-time division champions.
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