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Weekly Release, Vol. 17, No. 3

Monday, October 30th
Weekly Release, Vol. 17, No. 3

Four straight wins and the best start in team history

Reading, PA – For the first time, the Reading Royals have won four straight games to begin a season and the club prepares for their first road trip against Worcester and South Carolina. Reading trails Wheeling by one point in the North Division.

Head Coach Kirk MacDonald guided the squad to three consecutive overtime wins and the Royals crushed Adirondack, 9-4, Sunday at Santander Arena. Ryan Penny capped the effort with his first professional hat trick and 15 Royals had points. The team record for goals in a game is 10, accomplished in January 2002 vs. Greensboro. It was the fifth time the Royals scored at least nine goals and the first time the team hit nine 2012.

Reading plays five road games in six days, starting this Friday at Worcester. Join us at Jimmy G’s Railroad House in Sinking Spring tomorrow and win prizes with hosts David Fine and Pat Richards. Tomorrow’s guests are F Alex Krushelnyski and Assistant Coach Pat Wellar! Listen on the iHeartRadio App by searching “Rumba 1340”.

This Week

Royals Radio Recon: Tues., Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Guests: F Alex Krushelnyski, Assistant Coach Pat Wellar)

Jimmy G’s Railroad House, 152 Woodrow Ave., Sinking Spring, PA

Listen on iHeartRadio by searching “Rumba 1340”

Game 5 at Worcester: Fri., Nov. 3 at 7:05 p.m.

Listen on Rumba 1340, Watch on BCTV and ECHL.tv

Game 6 at Worcester: Sat., Nov. 4 at 7:05 p.m.

Listen on Rumba 1340, Watch on BCTV and ECHL.tv

Game 7 at Worcester: Sun., Nov. 5 at 3:05 p.m.

Listen on Rumba 1340, Watch on BCTV and ECHL.tv

Next home game is Sat., Nov. 11 vs. Jacksonville at 7 p.m. for Veteran’s Appreciation Night and a Royals rally towel giveaway to the first 2,500 fans, courtesy of U.G.I. Utilities.

Last WeekOct. 26 vs. Toledo (4-3 OT win)Oct. 29 vs. Adirondack (9-4 W)

Big 3 Storylines

1) Elite from the goThe Reading Royals are off to the best start in team history (4-0-0-0) and are one of three undefeated teams in the ECHL. Prior to this season, the Royals had never started better than 2-0-0-0.

The team’s best five-game start is 4-0-1-0 (9 points) in 2005-06. That same season, the Royals got off to their best ten-game start (7-2-1-0).

Wichita and South Carolina are the other two teams left without a loss and the Royals play South Carolina next week in Charleston.

2) Team Leaders

The Royals’ scoring leaders shuffled Sunday when eight players achieved multi-point games. Alex Krushelnyski, Chris McCarthy and Ryan Penny lead the squad with three goals. Krushelnyski and Penny are tied with Matt Willows for a team-high six points.

Nolan Zajac is the only player to grab a point in all Reading games. Zajac is has two goals and five points this season.

Eighteen players have recorded at least a point this season.

3) To the bus!The Royals start a five-game road trip Friday, the second-longest of the season. Reading also endures an eight-game road trip in February and March. Reading has 14 games in 30 days this November.

Get your tickets here!Single-game tickets, group tickets and mini-plans for the Royals’ 2017-18 ECHL season are available. Call 610-898-7825 for more information or head to www.royalshockey.com.

About the RoyalsThe 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 AppHead 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 CoverageAll 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 show locally on BCTV.