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Game 16 Preview: Reading at Adirondack

Saturday, November 25th
Game 16 Preview: Reading at Adirondack

Royals embark to Glens Falls, NY for first time

Glens Falls, NY – The Reading Royals (9-5-1-0, 19 pts.) play their third straight game against the Adirondack Thunder (9-7-1-1, 20 pts.) Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Reading is in Glens Falls, NY for the first time this season.On Friday, the Royals matched their best home start ever (7-0-0-0) by beating Adirondack, 2-0. John Muse made 30 saves for his first ECHL regular season shutout since 2011-12. Reading started 7-0-0-0 at home in 2005-06.

The Royals are 4-0-0-0 against Adirondack, outscoring the Thunder, 21-10. The next two season-series matchups are at Cool Insuring Arena.

Watch tonight’s game on ECHL.tv and BCTV. Listen on Rumba 1340 AM via the iHeartRadio app.

Tickets are available here.

The Royals are next home on Sun., Nov. 26 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Wheeling on a 4 for $44 Family Day. It’s a Kids mini-stick giveaway to the first 1,000 kids 14 and under, presented by Deibler Dental. Plus, check out a free postgame skate with the players, presented by Body Zone.

Home/Road splits

Despite going 7-0-0-0 at home, the Royals are 2-5-1-0 on the road. At home, the Royals are scoring 4.6 goals per game at home, compared to 2.50 on the road. Defensively, the Royals allow 2.1 goals/game at home and 3.0 a contest away from Santander Arena.

Reading has scored the first goal 11 times (6-0-0-0 home record, 2-2-1-0 on the road).

In somewhat of a coincidence, the Royals have allowed power-play goals in six games. Five are at home (5-0-0-0 record) and one is on the road (0-1-0-0).

Reading dropped its last two road games in Brampton last weekend.

Oh, I’m finally home

Adirondack plays its first home game since Oct. 28 Saturday, finishing a 12-game road trip. The squad went 6-5-1-0 away from Cool Insuring Arena. The team is 3-2-0-0 at home.

The Royals' longest road trip of the season is eight games (late February – early March).

Comrie WatchAdam Comrie remains one point away from matching Simon Tremblay’s mark for points by a Royals defenseman (86).

Head-to-headThis is the fifth game of the season series and the Royals are 4-0-0-0 against the Thunder. The Royals and Thunder play 14 times this season, including four games in December. The teams next hitch up Dec. 8 at Adirondack.

Eleven Royals have scored a goal in the series. Matt Willows leads both sides with eight points in the series (2g, 6a).

Goaltender John Muse has made three starts against the Thunder, going (3-0-0-0, 6 GA). Mark Dekanich beat the Thunder on opening night, allowing four goals. Adirondack’s Nick Riopel (0-2-1-0, 15 GA) and Drew Fielding (0-1-0-0, 6 GA in 2 games) have each seen time against the Royals.

Reading has allowed four power-play goals to the Thunder (17-for-21). The Royals scored on the man up last game and have recorded four goals on 15 chances.

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 locally on BCTV.