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Weekly Release: Vol. 18, No. 6

Monday, November 19th
Weekly Release: Vol. 18, No. 6

With 3-D hype over, Royals set sights on rivals Wheeling and Adirondack

Quote of the WeekSecond-year Royals F Adam Schmidt (Warrington, PA native):

“We had a week earlier this season we got seven out of eight points. We need to make sure we work hard, that’s the most-important thing. We’ve had some good chances, right now it just hasn’t gone our way as much.”

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have earned a point in three of the last six games as the team starts a three-game week Wednesday at Wheeling. Reading hosts Adirondack Fri., Nov 23 at 7:00 p.m. on Black Friday and the Royals are at the Thunder Sat., Nov. 24.Last week, Reading earned two points, taking games against Worcester and Newfoundland past regulation. Saturday, though in a 5-2 defeat, the Royals became the first hockey team ever to wear 3-D jerseys and handed out 3-D glasses to all in attendance. The 3-D jerseys were featured on the NHL Network, TSN, NBC Sports and ESPN’s Uni Watch. 

Black Friday vs. Adirondack: Fri., Nov. 23 at 7:00 p.m.PA Lottery Voucher Giveaway vs. Kalamazoo: Fri., Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m. 

Team Record

5-4-2-4, 16 points, 4th NorthDivision Standings

Newfoundland – 26 pointsAdirondack – 21 pointsBrampton – 17 pointsReading – 16 pointsMaine – 15 pointsManchester – 14 pointsWorcester – 14 points

Weekly ResultsNov. 14 at Worcester: SOL, 3-2Nov. 16 vs. Newfoundland: OTL, 5-4

Nov. 17 vs. Newfoundland: L, 5-2

Big 3 Storylines3) Overtime put in

The Royals rank second in the ECHL with seven games going to overtime. The only team with more, Rapid City, has gone to the extra session eight times.Reading has played past regulation in four of eight games this month. Last season, 19 of the Royals’ 72 games went to overtime, fourth-most in the circuit.  2) Royals player of the week: Steven SwavelyWith goals in three straight games, Reading native Steven Swavely has jolted to a tie for the team lead in goals (7) and points (14). Swavely has goals in three straight games for the second time in his career.The fourth-year professional scored five times last week and added an assist Saturday vs. Newfoundland.  

Of note, Michael Huntebrinker (14 points) had a career-long 12-game point streak snapped vs. the Growlers Saturday.1) Quick Preview: Wheeling and AdirondackWednesday’s opponent, Wheeling, has won three straight games after sweeping a road “three-in-three” in three different cities for the second time in team history. The Nailers are 4th in the Central Division with 11 points.On Friday and Saturday, Reading squares up against Adirondack for a home-and-home. The Thunder have dropped three straight games since sweeping the Royals Nov. 9-10.  Regular season team leaders

Goals: Josh MacDonald/Steven Swavely (11)Assists: Michael Huntebrinker (11)Points: Steven Swavely/Michael Huntebrinker (14)+/-: Steven Swavely (10)PIM: Dan Milan (43) Practice scheduleMonday – 11:00 a.m. Santander ArenaTuesday – 9:30-10:30 Santander ArenaWednesday – Game 7:00 p.m. at WHLThursday – OFF DAYFriday – Game 7:00 p.m. vs. ADKSaturday – Game 7:00 p.m. at ADKSunday – OFF DayMonday – 11:00 a.m. Santander ArenaRoyals Radio Recon: Next Show Mon., Nov. 19Live from Jimmy G’s Railroad House from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.Meet Royals players at Jimmy G’s Railroad House, 152 Woodrow Ave., Sinking Spring, PA. Listen on mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals or via the Mixlr App.About the RoyalsThe Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are entering their 18th 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 nine straight seasons and are four-time division champions.Listen to all Royals broadcasts at Mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals or by downloading the Mixlr App from the App Store or Google Play.