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Royals suffer 3-0 loss to Thunder

Sunday, December 31st
Royals suffer 3-0 loss to Thunder

Glens Falls, NY – The Reading Royals ended the calendar year with a 3-0 loss to the Adirondack Thunder Sunday at Cool Insuring Arena. Adirondack managed a goal in each period. Former Royals goaltender Drew Fielding blanked Reading with 29 saves. The Royals enter the new year with a 16-14-2-0 record, good for 34 points and two behind the Thunder for second in the North Division.

Mark Dekanich made 29 saves in the defeat. His efforts included five saves in the opening minute of the game, plus a few stops with the Thunder on a 5-on-3 edge in the second.

Reading’s next game is at Worcester on Wed., Jan. 3 at 7:05 p.m. Catch the game on the iHeartRadio App by searching “Rumba 1340” or tune in to BCTV (Channel 15 Comcast, Channel 19 Service Electric).

The Royals start a five-game homestand Jan. 5 at 7:00 p.m. with Jerry “The King” Lawler coming to Santander Arena on Pro Wrestling Night against the Brampton Beast.

Box Score

Dekanich denied five shots in the opening minute. Shane Conacher gave Adirondack a 1-0 edge 46 seconds later, deflecting a net-front pass from Troy Bourke at 1:46 of the first. Mathieu Brodeur recorded the secondary assist. Dekanich denied 10 shots in the first.

Brodeur scored the second goal of the game on a low shot attempted at the right blue line through traffic at 6:22 of the second. It was Brodeur’s first of the season and his first goal since the Calder Cup Playoffs with the Syracuse Crunch in 2016-17. Pierre-Luc Mercier had the helper.

James Henry extended the edge to 3-0 with a goal at 6:49 of the third with a power-play goal.

Reading was 0-for-4 on the man up. Adirondack went 1-for-5.

Meet Jerry “The King” Lawler on Pro Wrestling Night Jan. 5Meet wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler at Santander Arena and watch the Royals battle the Brampton Beast on Fri., Jan. 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Mental Health Awareness Night and Kelly Cup Puck Giveaway Jan. 6Sat., Jan 6 vs. WOR at 7 p.m.: Kelly Cup Tribute Championship puck to the first 2,000 fans courtesy of Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association.Dollar Dogs and Postgame skate Jan. 7Sun., Jan 7 vs. WOR at 4 p.m.: Dollar dog day presented by Safe Berks, Berks Packing and Coca-Cola, and a postgame skate presented by Body Zone.

Royals three-game pack on sale!Get an autographed Royals puck and come out to three of our biggest games for just $30.- Sat., Jan. 20 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Slapshot bobblehead giveaway, THON Night, Star Wars jerseys)- Fri., Feb. 17 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Pink in the Rink, knit scarf giveaway)- Sat., Mar. 17 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Yannick Tifu number retired, Meet WWE Million Dollar Man)- Sat., Mar. 24 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Worcester (Kelly Cup Tribute puck giveaway, Autism Awareness jerseys)- Sat., Apr. 7 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Norfolk (FANdemonium, fan appreciation, fan’s choice giveaway)- Call 610-898-PUCK and tickets are available here.

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.