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Game 6 Preview: Reading at Worcester

Saturday, November 4th
Game 6 Preview: Reading at Worcester

Middle game of three-in-three at DCU Center

Worcester, MA – The Reading Royals (4-1-0-0, 8 pts., 5th North) seek revenge against the Worcester Railers (4-2-1-0, 9 pts., T-3rd North) Saturday at 7:05 p.m. The Royals scored two power-play goals but lost to Worcester, 4-2, Friday. The clubs are in the middle game of a three-in-three.

Fans can listen to tonight’s game on “Rumba 1340” on the iHeartRadio App and watch on BCTV! Royals pregame is live at 6:50 p.m.

The next Royals home game is Sat., Nov. 11 vs. Jacksonville at 7 p.m. for Veteran’s Appreciation Night and a Royals rally towel giveaway to the first 2,500 fans, courtesy of U.G.I. Utilities. Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Reading-Royals-tickets/artist/838174

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.

Notable four periodsRyan Penny leads the Royals with four goals and all came in a four-period span. Penny recorded his first pro hat trick last Sunday against Adirondack and scored in the first period Friday at Worcester. Prior to the Sunday trick, Penny had last recorded a hat trick with Moncton in the QMJHL during the 2013-14 season.

Point streaks continueMark Naclerio is on a four-game point streak after scoring his second goal of the season Friday against the Nailers. Over the course of the four games, Naclerio has two goals and five points. The second-year forward whacked the puck in from the left slot in the third period to push Reading within two against Worcester.

Naclerio is a 6-foot-2, 185-lb. center from Milford, Connecticut. In 40 games last season, he scored 33 points (14 goals) for the Atlanta Gladiators.

The Royals’ Alex Krushelnyski has five points over his last three games (2g, 3a) after assisting on the Naclerio strike. Krushelnyski is a fourth-year professional and his father, Mike, won three Stanley Cups with Edmonton Oilers.

Best five-game start… deniedThe Royals’ regulation loss against Worcester Friday denied the club’s chance at its best five-game start in team history. In 2005-06, the Royals started the season 4-0-1-0 (9 points). That same season, the Royals got off to their best ten-game start (7-2-1-0).

Power play begins to buzzThe Royals went 2-for-3 on the power play Friday against Worcester, giving Reading five man-up goals over the last three games (5-for-13, 38.4%).

Reading started the season 0-for-7 on the power play. Ryan Penny and Mark Naclerio chipped in with man-up goals Friday, joining Nolan Zajac, Chris McCarthy and Derek Whitmore with power-play tallies.

The Royals killed off two Worcester power-play chances Friday after allowing a pair of man-up goals Sunday against Adirondack.

Last Time OutDespite a pair of power-play goals, the Royals failed to take the lead and fell, 4-2, Friday against Worcester. Ryan Penny and Mark Naclerio scored on the man up. The Royals allowed three straight goals, including a pair in a two-minute span during the second.

Mark Dekanich made 24 saves. Eamon McAdam won with 33 denials.

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.

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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.