Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL and Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL, are seeking to acknowledge and honor all veterans and active duty service persons during the historic Army-Navy Hockey Day on Saturday, November 22, at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.
On that day, the ACHA Division-2 hockey teams for Army and Navy will face-off at 1:30 pm. Later that night (7:05 pm), the Royals will take on the Indy Fuel in the first ever ECHL match-up between those two teams. Fans can gain admittance to the historic Army-Navy matchup with the purchase of a ticket to the Royals’ game against the Fuel. Please note that doors at Santander Arena will open for the Army-Navy game at 12:30 pm
During both games to honor military veterans and active duty military personnel, the end zone jumbotron will be utilized to scroll the names of the military personnel in attendance. In order to facilitate the ceremonies, the Royals respectfully request that fans provide their name, branch of service, rank and seat location (Section / Row/ Seat Number). Military veterans and active duty military personnel can send their information directly to the Royals’ vice-president of sales and marketing, Mark Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org). The information should be received by 3 p.m. on Friday, November 21st.
The Army-Navy hockey game will be part of a greater Veterans Weekend series of events for the Royals. Things will actually kick off during the morning of November 22 with hockey skills clinic in which school-age players from southeast Pennsylvania will receive on-ice instruction from the Army and Navy players. The participants in the youth skills clinic will also get an opportunity to meet and speak with Royals Head Coach Larry Courville, as well as the Royals’ team captains. More information on participating in the youth hockey skills clinic can be obtained by contacting Gregg Lewis at email@example.com.
Everyone participating in the youth skills clinic on Saturday and the Army-Navy game that same day will be invited to attend the Royals’ game against the Fuel that night, during which the organization will honor our nation’s military veterans, as well as recognize and thank participants in this historic game.
NEXT UP FOR THE ROYALS
Reading Royals @ Kalamazoo Wings
@ Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI
Friday, November 14, 2014 (7:30 pm)
NEXT UP: The Royals head out on the road for four straight including back-to-back games against the Kalamazoo Wings this Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game night broadcast can be heard live on CBS SportsRadio 1240 am and 98.5 in Reading, Pennsylvania, starting with the pre-game warm-up show presented by Highmark Blue Shield at 7:00 pm. As with all Royals’ road games, Friday’s game will also be televised live in Berks County, Pennsylvania, on BCTV courtesy of Boscov’s Travel and Apple Vacations. Streaming audio is available free of charge on the Royals’ website (follow the ‘headset’ icon); and streaming video is available on a pay-per-view basis through ECHL.TV.
For more information about the Royals, call 610-898-7825 or log onto www.royalshockey.com.
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