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Game 11 Preview: Reading at Manchester

Wednesday, November 15th
Game 11 Preview: Reading at Manchester

Three-game road swing begins with a morning at Monarchs

Manchester, NH – Coming off a four-goal home victory, the Reading Royals (6-3-1-0, 13 pts., 4th North) seek momentum in an early game at the Manchester Monarchs (8-3-1-1, 18 pts, T-1st North) Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Royals’ 5-1 win Saturday against Jacksonville snipped a two-game slide.

The Royals are playing the first of three straight on the road; the team is in Brampton this Friday and Sunday. Manchester and Reading meet nine times this season.

With a 5-0-0-0 mark at Santander Arena, Reading is off to its second-best home start in team history (7-0-0-0 in 2005-06). On the road, the Royals completed a five-game trip a week ago and went 1-3-1-0.

See the Royals at home 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. 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+.

Call the Royals office at 610-989-PUCK (7825) and ask for your ticket guys 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.

Muse is a helping manGoaltender John Muse earned his second assist of the season Saturday against Jacksonville, the first time in his professional career he has had more than one point in a regular season. The 8th-year professional leads ECHL goalies in points (2) and recorded a secondary helper on an empty-net goal by Alex Krushelnyski. He has five career regular-season points.

In 2012, Muse had one assist in the regular season and had a postseason assist during Florida’s run to the 2012 Kelly Cup. Muse was named Kelly Cup Playoffs MVP with an 11-2 record, 1.78 goals against average and .939 save percentage.

This season, Muse is 3-1-1-0 with a 2.40 goals against average and .928 save percentage.

Hometown guy breaks throughSteven Swavely had his first multi-point game of the season last time out, recording a goal and two points. A Reading native, Swavely had 18 goals and 39 points in 40 games last season in his rookie campaign. The 25-year-old captained the University of Maine in 2015-16 and signed an amateur try-out (ATO) with the Flyers in March 2016.

He has 10 multi-point games in his career.

Swavely graduated locally from Muhlenberg High School in 2010.

Schmidt’s USA goalAdam Schmidt scored (1g, 1a) in Reading’s last game, his second professional goal in the United States. A 2014 graduate of Holy Cross, Schmidt spent 2014-17 in Sweden. After leaving Holy Cross, he traveled across town to the AHL’s Worcester Sharks to begin his professional career.

Schmidt had last scored in North America on Apr. 9, 2014, a 2-1 loss to the Hartford Wolf Pack.

He celebrates his 27th birthday tomorrow. He has eight points (1g, 7a) in nine games.

Scouting ManchesterThe Monarchs are on a six-game point streak (5-0-1-0) and have climbed on top of the North Division with a 5-1-1-1 road record. The team returned home Sunday and whooped Worcester, 5-2, at SNHU Arena. The team is 3-2-0-0 at home.

Kevin Morris leads the team with seven goals. He scored one goal Sunday and notched a hat trick against Worcester Saturday. Tony Cameranesi has a squad-best 14 points (4g).

Save for two instances, rookie goalies Charles Williams (7 GP) and Evan Cowley (6 GP) have platooned. Williams sports a 5-1-1-0  mark, 2.39 GAA and .917 save percentage. Cowley (3-2-0-0, 2.81 GAA, .915 sv%) has allowed one goal in each of his last two appearances.

Richard Seeley is Manchester’s third-year Head Coach. He was on the Monarchs (in the AHL) from 2001-06 and was team captain his last three seasons.

The best deal in sports!Call the Royals offices and ask for your ticket guys to learn about the best deal in sports. Get tickets to Reading’s five-biggest games for $69.95, plus we’ll buy you dinner. Call 610-898-7825 for more information.

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 locally on BCTV.