Reading, PA - Goaltender Branden Komm suited up for the Reading Royals for the first time since Jan. 19 and allowed one goal through the first two periods in a 4-0 Reading loss to the Brampton Beast Saturday at Santander Arena. Komm made 20 saves on 23 shots, and Brampton’s Etienne Marcoux stopped all 41 attempts in his second shutout of the season.
The game remained scoreless until David Vallorani scored his 12th point in his last ten games with a wrister that appeared to beat Komm from the left circle with 6:46 remaining in the second period. The goal light never went on and the puck appeared to hit both posts and the crossbar before bouncing out to the ice.
The Royals couldn’t score on 1:53 of a 5-on-3 advantage late in the period, leaving the Beast up, 1-0, headed into the third period.
Reading went 0-for-6 and Brampton went 0-for-3 on the man-advantage.Jackson Leef made it 2-0 with 9:14 remaining after Artur Tianulin sent a cross-crease pass that Komm stretched but could not connect with at the left post. A minute-and-a-half later, Tianulin added one of his own to make it 3-0, and Austin McEneny scored an empty-netter with 5:22 remaining to seal it at 4-0.Box Score
Next Home GamesMon., Feb. 11: Player Cards and Player Autograph session vs. Brampton at 7:00 p.m.1) Postgame player autograph session and player card giveaway, pres. by Rieck's Printing
Wed., Feb. 20: Player Cards and Player Autograph session vs. Maine at 7:00 p.m.1) Postgame player autograph session and player card giveaway, pres. by Rieck's Printing
Sun., Feb. 24 at 4:00 p.m.: Faith and Family Night + Battle of the Badges with a Berks Schuylkill Oil Heat Puck Giveaway vs. Adirondack1) Pregame Battle of the Badges for the FirstStates Cup game (Allentown police and fire vs. Reading police and fire departments)2) Royals will giveaway a Berks Schuylkill Oil Heat Puck3) Faith & Family Night
About the RoyalsThe Royals are in their 18th ECHL season and 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.
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