“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase may wrestle Yannick Tifu at game Sat., Mar. 17 

 

Royals announce more details for Tifu Retirement Night

Reading, PA – Former Royals Captain Yannick Tifu and wrestling legend Ted DiBiase the “Million Dollar Man” are expected to clash in a potential wrestling match at Santander Arena when the Royals retire Tifu’s number 10 to the Diamond Credit Union Wall of Honor Sat., Mar. 17 at 7:00 p.m. The Royals host Brampton on St.HatTrick’s Day where any fan that purchases tickets to the game here and registers into the contest here can win $10,000 if a Royals player scores a hat trick. Reading will also wear specialty green St. Patrick’s Day jerseys to celebrate the holiday.

Here are the details you need to know:

  • The Kelly Cup will be at the game as well as Mr. Patrick Kelly, for whom the Cup is named. Get your picture taken during the game.
  • All fans can meet Ted DiBiase, Yannick Tifu and get a picture taken with the Kelly Cup during the first and second period.
  • Season Ticket Holders can meet the Million Dollar Man from 5:45-6:30 p.m. at Section 109. Tifu, the Kelly Cup and Ted DiBiase will all be there.
  • Get your picture with the Kelly Cup at the game and Friday, March 16th at Jimmy G’s Beverly Hills Tavern. The Kelly Cup will at Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m.  Also, Royals mascot Slap Shot will be by for a visit and you can enjoy Jimmy G’s “Friday Happy Hour at The Hills.”

Fans can enter for a chance to win $10,000 here. Step 1: purchase tickets to the game here | Step 2: Register to be entered into the contest here | Step 3: Watch a Royals player score a hat trick vs. Brampton.

Additionally, meet WWE’s Million Dollar Man and celebrate the holiday with the Royals, presented by Met-Ed! Royals legend Yannick Tifu will have his #10 retired to the Diamond Credit Union Wall of Honor during the game. The first 5,000 fans will receive a Yannick Tifu poster, courtesy of Rieck’s Printing and Diamond Credit Union. The Royals will wear special St. Patrick’s Day jerseys. Tifu captained Reading to the team’s first Kelly Cup in 2013 and played in 245 Royals games, third-most in team history. Tickets are available here.

The Royals are at Brampton Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and travel to Wheeling for back-to-back games Fri., Mar. 8 and Sat., Mar. 9 at 7:05 p.m.

Reading is next at home on Wed., Mar. 14 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Fort Wayne, with four players hosting a postgame photo and autograph session, courtesy of Rieck’s Printing.

Season tickets for 2018-19 now available: Early Renewal through Mar. 15
Call 610-898-7825 to join the Royals family or renew season tickets for the 2018-19 season. Early renewal and registration runs through Mar. 15. Top Early Renewal Benefits include: Extra chance to win jerseys-off-our-backs | Chance to win Owner’s Suite | Chance to watch warm-ups from bench and high-five tunnel experience.

Royals Awards Banquet at Santander Arena Mar. 26
Register here. Get a pregame pep talk from Royals Head Coach Kirk MacDonald, behind-the-scenes tour of the Royals locker room and buffet meal at Santander Arena Mon., Mar. 26 from 6-8 p.m. for the Royals Awards Banquet. We will hand out the best awards from the 2017-18 season.

Postgame autograph session Wed., Mar. 14 vs. FW at 7:00 p.m.
Stay after the game for a special postgame autograph session on Wed., Mar. 14 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Fort Wayne, presented by Rieck’s Printing. It’s the only chance of the season to see the Komets.

Next Big Night: Yannick Tifu Number Retirment, Ted DiBiase “Million Dollar Man” appearance, St. HatTrick’s Day on Sat., Mar. 17 vs. BRM at 7:00 p.m.
Enter for a chance to win $10,000
with the Reading Royals as the team hosts Brampton on St. HatTrick’s Day Sat., Mar. 17 vs. the Brampton Beast at 7:00 p.m. It’s an easy process; Step 1: purchase tickets to the game here | Step 2: Register to be entered into the contest here | Step 3: Watch a Royals player score a hat trick vs. Brampton.

Additionally, meet WWE’s Million Dollar Man and celebrate the holiday with the Royals, presented by Met-Ed! Royals legend Yannick Tifu will have his #10 retired to the Diamond Credit Union Wall of Honor during the game. The first 5,000 fans will receive a Yannick Tifu poster, courtesy of Rieck’s Printing and Diamond Credit Union. The Royals will wear special St. Patrick’s Day jerseys. Tifu captained Reading to the team’s first Kelly Cup in 2013 and played in 245 Royals games, third-most in team history. Tickets are available here.

Special Olympics Night Fri., Mar. 23 vs. WOR at 7:00 p.m.
Postgame shake, shiver and freeze with the Royals to raise money for the Special Olympics and a Royals trading card set giveaway to the first 2,500 fans (Rieck’s Printing).


Autism Awareness Night Sat., Mar. 24 vs. WOR at 7:00 p.m.
This is one of the best nights of the season for a wonderful cause. No goal horn and the Royals wear special autism awareness jerseys. Plus, a one-time-only giveaway: a puck with Head Coach Kirk MacDonald and Assistant Coach Pat Wellar.

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.

Reading Royals Mobile App
Head to the App Store and Google Play to download the new Reading Royals app on your smartphone! Stay up-to-date with team news, receive notifications and purchase tickets for your next experience at Santander Arena.

Broadcast Coverage
All Royals game can be heard on Rumba 1340 AM and the iHeartRadio app by searching “Rumba 1340”. The pregame show starts 15 minutes before puck drop. Watch Royals games on ECHL.tv. Reading away games are shown locally on BCTV.