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Weekly Release, Vol. 17, No. 1

Monday, October 16th
Weekly Release, Vol. 17, No. 1

Royals start season this weekend with back-to-back home games

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals are set to start the 2017-18 regular season this weekend with home games against the Adirondack Thunder and the Wheeling Nailers. The home opener is Saturday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. against Adirondack and features an Opening Day Block Party with a performance by “The Uptown Band” outside of Santander Arena at 1 p.m. Fans will also receive a free purple Royals t-shirt, courtesy of Met-Ed.

On Sunday, the Royals are back at home against the Wheeling Nailers at 4 p.m. on a “4 for $44” night, where fans get four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $44. The first 2,000 fans will receive a limited-edition puck, courtesy of Deibler Dental.

This Week’s Events

Royals Radio Recon: Tues., Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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

Game 1: Sat., Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. vs. ADK

Santander Arena – Special Pregame Block Party at 1 p.m., t-shirt giveaway.

Game 2: Sun., Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. vs. WHL

Santander Arena – first 2,000 fans receive a limited edition puck (Deibler Dental). 4 for $44 deal. 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs and four sodas.

Home Cooking

The Royals are at the Santander Arena for the first four games of the 2017-18 regular season, the longest season-opening home stand in team history. The previous record was three straight home games to open the season in 2002-03.

Fourth time in Reading

The Royals signed Adam Comrie Friday and the defenseman is set for his fourth season in a Royals uniform. He has previously suited up for Reading in 2012-13, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Comrie needs five points to match Simon Tremblay’s team record (86) for points by a defenseman.

Bench men

Head Coach Kirk MacDonald is entering his first season as Royals Head Coach. He is in his fourth season with the Royals, serving as Assistant Coach for three campaigns and the Royals interim Head Coach for the final three regular season games of 2016-17. Assistant Coach Patrick Wellar was an assistant last season in Cincinnati.Get used to it

Reading plays Adirondack 14 times and Wheeling 11 times in 2017-18. The Royals were 7-2-1-1 against the Thunder and 5-2-0-0 against the Nailers last season.

Single-game tickets, group tickets, season tickets and mini-plans for the Royals’ 2017-18 ECHL season are available. Call 610-898-7825 for more information or log onto www.royalshockey.com.

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.