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Royals G Mark Dekanich advances to #ECHLMarchMASKness 2nd round

Monday, March 26th
Royals G Mark Dekanich advances to #ECHLMarchMASKness 2nd round

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Reading, PA – Reading Royals goaltender Mark Dekanich has advanced to the second round of the #ECHLMarchMASKness and voting is now open here. Fans can vote by clicking the link below. Voting runs through Tuesday evening. In round 2, Dekanich faces Norfolk Admirals’ netminder Ty Reichenbach.


March MASKness is an ECHL competition to determine which goalie has the best mask. Last season, Toledo Walleye goaltender Jeff Lerg won #ECHLMarchMASKness. Dekanich’s mask has eyes on top of the mask to represent a monster. The beard design around the jaw is meant as a continuation of his large brown beard that he sports underneath the mask. He describes the beard part of the mask as the “monster morphing into me.” On the back of the mask, Dekanich has an emoji of a baby with his son’s name Ascher underneath.

Dekanich and Reichenbach have squared off twice this season (Feb. 2-3) and Dekanich defeated the Admirals twice. He allowed one goal on 60 shots and was named ECHL Goaltender of the Week Feb. 5.

Postgame photo and autograph session, Wed., Mar. 28 vs. MAN at 7:00 p.m.Join us after the game for a postgame photo autograph session with four players, thanks to Rieck’s printing.

Tickets are available here.

Pucks N’ Paws Night, Fri., Mar. 30 vs. MAN at 7:00 p.m.The first 2,500 fans receive a Royals team picture. It’s also Pucks ‘N Paws Night and Wiener Dog Races. There will be a special puck drop and a team poster giveaway, courtesy of Tower Health and Rieck’s Printing. It’s also Girl Scout Night, benefitting Eastern PA Girl Scouts.

Tickets are available here.2018-19 season tickets now availableTop full-season benefits include: exclusive Reading Hockey Club per seat gift, discounted rate off regular ticket prices, ticket exchange, preseason meet and greet, exclusive season ticket holder events, advanced entry and a chance to win and the Royals Owner’s Suite for a game. Call 610-898-7825 and visit to join the Royals family or renew season tickets for the 2018-19 season. Visit royalshockey.com/tickets/season-tickets to learn more.

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.

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 are shown locally on BCTV.