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Game 7 Preview: Reading at Worcester

Sunday, November 5th
Game 7 Preview: Reading at Worcester

Royals look to end 3-in-3 on sweet note

Worcester, MA – The Reading Royals (4-2-0-0, 8 pts., 5th North) finish up a three-in-three at the Worcester Railers (5-2-1-0, 11 pts., T-3rd North) Sunday at 3:05 p.m. Reading has dropped consecutive games at Worcester and the Royals lost, 2-1, Saturday night.

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

Reading’s quick road trip continues Tues., Nov. 7 and Wed., Nov. 8 with games at the South Carolina Stingrays. The Royals fly to Charleston on Monday and return to Reading Thursday.

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.


The Royals have seven instances this season where they will play games on three straight days, including this weekend in Worcester. Reading has a pair of “three-in-threes” this month, next happening Nov. 24-26 with games against Adirondack and Wheeling.

This weekend marks the only three-in-three where Reading will stay in one spot for three away games. The Royals have two instances where they will play games for three straight days at Santander Arena.

One of the most-challenging three-in-threes (mileage-wise) is March 8-10; the club travels approximately seven hours to Brampton, ON for a Thursday game, then road trips six hours across the border to Wheeling, WV for a back-to-back.Comrie recalled

Defenseman Adam Comrie (1g, 2a, 3 GP) was recalled by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Saturday. The 8th-year professional is three points away from becoming Reading’s all-time leading defenseman scorer (trails Simon Tremblay – 86 points). Last season, Comrie played forward and defenseman in the AHL with the Syracuse Crunch and played with Matt Peca and Erik Condra.

Comrie suited up for the Royals in 2012-13, then returned for consecutive seasons (2014-16). In October, he signed for his fourth go-around with Reading.

Head Coach Kirk MacDonald said, “we feel like we have the best contracted defenseman in the ECHL. His shot is one of the best I’ve seen.”

Worcester historyThis is Worcester’s first season in the ECHL and marks the return of hockey to the heart of the Massachusetts Commonwealth. From 1994-2005, the AHL’s Worcester IceCats occupied the DCU Center. The team moved to Peoria, IL and became the Rivermen. Next, the Cleveland Barons agreed to move to Worcester for the start of the 2006-07 season and the team changed names to the Sharks. The Worcester Sharks were in the AHL from 2006-15 and moved to San Jose, CA and became the Barracuda.

In Feb. 2016, the ECHL announced the Worcester would receive an expansion franchise and the Railers name was revealed in Apr. 2016.

The DCU Center has housed hockey for the IceCats, Sharks and Railers.

Last Time OutRyan Penny scored with four minutes remaining but the Royals failed to tie, dropping, 2-1, Saturday at Worcester.

The Royals allowed a goal in the first period to former Reading forward Barry Almeida. With eight minutes left, Worcester took a 2-0 edge on a strike from Woody Hudson.

Penny has five goals in his last three games. Nolan Zajac (2g, 4a) and Chase Golightly (1g, 2a) earned the helpers.

John Muse made 27 saves in defeat. Mitch Gillam stopped 26 shots.

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 App

Head 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 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 locally on BCTV.