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Weekly Release, Vol. 17, No. 2

Monday, October 23rd
Weekly Release, Vol. 17, No. 2

Overtime is Royals’ friend through first two, pair of home games this week

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals (2-0-0-0, 5th North Division) begin their second week looking to build off a pair of overtime wins. Toledo visits Thurs., Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and the Royals rematch Adirondack this Sunday at 4 p.m. with special Halloween jerseys that will be auctioned off.

To start Reading’s season, Derek Whitmore scored the second-fastest overtime goal in league history Saturday (at :07) vs. Adirondack. Nolan Zajac followed up Sunday vs. Wheeling with a slap-shot strike slightly more than one minute through the extra session.

This Week

Royals Radio Recon: Tues., Oct. 17 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Guests: D Nolan Zajac, Head Coach Kirk MacDonald)

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

Game 3: Thurs., Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. vs. Toledo

Santander Arena – Post-game photo and autograph session with four players, brought to you by Rieck’s Printing

Game 4: Sun., Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. vs. Adirondack

Santander Arena – Halloween game with special Halloween jerseys, Halloween team photo giveaway to the first 2,500 fans, Dollar dog day and post-game autographs, brought to you by U.G.I Utilities

Last WeekSat., Oct. 21 vs. ADK (5-4 OT win)Sun., Oct. 22 vs. WHL (2-1 OT win)

Big 3 Storylines

3) All that OTThe Royals opened up the season with back-to-back overtime wins, the first time Reading has started a campaign in such fashion. It is the third time in the team’s history the club has won back-to-back overtime games (2010, 2012) and the first time the club has won in overtime on consecutive days.

In 2010, Reading won three straight overtime games, the club record, between Nov. 21 to Nov. 26. Matt Caruana (1:10 of OT vs. Elmira), Mikhail Stefanovich (2:02 vs. Cincinnati) and Todd Perry (1:14 vs. Cincinnati) provided the winners.

Two seasons later, Yannick Tifu scored overtime winners in consecutive games as the Royals defeated Florida on Feb. 4, 2012 and then topped Elmira on Feb. 10.

The Royals record for consecutive games decided past regulation is three and last happened March 24-31. Reading went 1-2 in those three games.

2) Naclerio’s passesWith two assists Sunday, forward Mark Naclerio became the sixth Royals player to record multiple points in the first weekend. In the win over Wheeling, Naclerio passed to Matt Willows for the first goal and then tapped a pass to Nolan Zajac in overtime, who scored the winner.

A second-year professional from Milford, CT, Naclerio had 14 goals and 33 points last season with Atlanta. The former Brown Captain (2014-16) signed with the Boston Bruins organization after graduating and has 14 goals and 35 points in 42 ECHL games.

1) Comrie … we’ve seen this beforeAdam Comrie leads the Royals with three points (3a) and is two points away from matching Simon Tremblay’s team defenseman record of 86 career points.

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.

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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.