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Royals announce playoff dates for series vs. Manchester

Sunday, April 8th
Royals announce playoff dates for series vs. Manchester

Tickets on sale and 1st Royals home playoff game is Mon, Apr. 16

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals announced Sunday the dates for the 2018 Kelly Cup Playoffs North Division Semifinals series vs. the Manchester Monarchs. The Royals home playoff contests (games 3-5) for the first round are Mon., Apr. 16, Wed., Apr. 18 and Thurs., Apr. 19 (if necessary) and start at 7:00 p.m. Playoff tickets are available at Santander Arena and offices are open from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 610-898-7825 to purchase tickets.

The Royals are offering 5 playoff vouchers starting at $85. Use the five vouchers at any home playoff games. The team is also providing curbside ticket service; pull up outside the Lion’s Den Team Store at the corner of 8th and Penn Street and a Royals ticket staff member will bring your tickets to you.

Series ScheduleGame 1 at Manchester: Fri, Apr. 13, 7:00 p.m.Game 2 at Manchester: Sat, Apr. 14, 6:00 p.m.Game 3 vs. Manchester: Mon, Apr. 16, 7:00 p.m., Santander ArenaGame 4 vs. Manchester: Wed, Apr. 18, 7:00 p.m., Santander ArenaGame 5 vs. Manchester (if necessary): Thu, Apr. 19, 7:00 p.m., Santander ArenaGame 6 at Manchester (if necessary): Sat, Apr. 21, TBDGame 7 at Manchester (if necessary): Tue, Apr. 24, 7:00 p.m.

Reading completed the regular season third in the North Division, accumulating a 39-24-9-0 record (87 points). Manchester went 41-25-3-3, good for 88 points and the second seed in the North. The teams have never faced off in the postseason and the Royals won five of the nine season series matchups.

Division Standings1. y – Adirondack – 89 points

2. x – Manchester – 88 points

3. x – Reading – 87 points

4. x – Worcester – 82 points

5. Wheeling – 79 points

6. Brampton – 66 points

Miniplans available for 2018-19!Call 610-898-7825 to learn more about 9, 12 and 18 game mini-plans for the 2018-19 season!

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.