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Early strikes burn Royals, 3-1

Friday, November 17th
Early strikes burn Royals, 3-1

Brampton, ON – The Reading Royals allowed a pair of goals in the opening six minutes and fell to the Brampton Beast, 3-1, Friday at Powerade Centre. Steven Swavely scored the only goal for Reading with 5.4 seconds left in the game, assisted by Adam Comrie and Nolan Zajac on the power play.

Brampton’s Scott Jacklin (3:09) and Reggie Traccitto (5:58) scored on the first five shots of the game. Marcus Hogberg stopped all but the final shot of the game, earning the win with 36 saves.

The Royals are 7-4-1-0 this season, good for 15 points and fourth in the North Division. The top-four teams in each division qualify for the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Brampton (6-7-1-1) is a point behind Reading.

John Muse is 3-2-1-0 this season and denied 28 shots.

The Royals and Beast match up at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, with coverage beginning at 1:45 p.m. on BCTV and Rumba 1340.

Box Score

Jacklin whacked it in at the left post for the first goal. Next, Reggie Traccitto scored at 5:58 on a left-circle shot. Muse blocked the final 13 shots of the first, finishing the opening frame with 16 denials. Reading also killed off a four-minute, double-minor penalty for high sticking assessed against Mark Naclerio. The Royals were 1-for-5 on the power play and killed off both Beast man-up opportunities.

Muse made eight more stops in the second, but allowed a tally to Alex Foster on a slap-shot from the right circle that went in at the right post. The goal at 5:30 made it 3-0 Brampton.

Swavely deflected in the lone goal of the third on a left-point shot from Adam Comrie. The Royals blueliner Comrie is one point away from tying Simon Tremblay as Reading’s all-time defenseman points leader (86).Watch the Royals on Tues., Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. against Adirondack and meet the players after the game with special postgame autographs, brought to you by Rieck’s Printing. Tickets are available here.

Following Thanksgiving, the Royals are home on Black Friday, Nov. 24, for another game against Adirondack at 7 p.m. It’s Penny Days, where select Royals items will be on sale as “buy one, get one for a penny” (details forthcoming). Also, it’s a PA lottery voucher giveaway game to the first 2,500 fans 18+.

Sunday, Nov. 26, the Royals host the Wheeling Nailers at 4 p.m. and are pleased to announce:

  • 4 for $44 Family Day (4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 drinks)
  • Kids mini-stick to the first 1,000 kids 14 and under, presented by Deibler Dental.
  • Free postgame skate with the players, presented by Body Zone.

The Best Deal in SportsCall the Royals office at 610-898-PUCK (7825) and ask for your ticket guy to learn about the best deal in sports! It’s a five-game pack to Reading’s five-biggest games for $69.95, plus we’ll buy you dinner. Information: https://royalshockey.com/purple-pride-5-game-pack/.

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 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, channel 15 Comcast, channel 19 Service Electric.