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Weekly Report: Vol. 19, No. 8

Monday, December 2nd
Weekly Report: Vol. 19, No. 8

Royals play four games in Canada this week

Reading, PA –The Reading Royals finished a season-long, six-game homestand with a 4-1-1-0 mark, holding its spot atop the conference (13-5-3-0, 29 pts.) entering a four-game Canadian road trip vs. the Newfoundland Growlers and Brampton Beast. Reading faces third-place Newfoundland (13-8-0-0, 26 pts.) Tuesday and Wednesday and second-place Brampton (13-6-1-0, 27 pts.) Saturday and Sunday. The Royals are 8-2-3-0 against North Division foes this season including four wins in seven games against the Growlers. The Royals have not played Brampton this season.Reading is next at home Dec. 13-14 vs. Brampton. For Cyber Monday, purchase discounted $13 tickets to either game here.  The Royals are home three times in December, twice vs. Brampton and Dec. 31 vs. Maine.Quick Notes G Kirill Ustimenko earned his conference-best eighth win (39 saves) against Toledo, 4-2, on Sat., Nov. 29 at Santander Arena. He has earned an 8-1-3-0 record through his 14 games with the Royals. Reading has scored the first goal 14 times this season, tied for best in the league.F Frank DiChiara (10g, 23 pts.) ranks top-10 in the ECHL point count after notching two goals and one assist over the weekend against Toledo. He has recorded eight points (2g, 5a) in five games and is riding his second five-game point streak of the season. Reading’s power play scored Saturday and ranks eighth in the ECHL at 20.8%.F Ralph Cuddemi (17g, 13a) tied a career-best 10-game point streak Saturday and is even with Rapid City forward Peter Quenneville for the league lead in points (30). Cuddemi is holding a four-goal lead for the ECHL lead in strikes.Upcoming Home Games Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Star Wars Night): Character Appearances | Lightsaber Training Session | Free Souvenir Cup Refills | Postgame Party with players at Cheers! Restaurant at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Affiliation Night) Toss Bears on the ice after the Royals’ first goal | Plush Bear giveaway to first 1,500 fans | Slapshot invites local mascots including Flyers Mascot Gritty to the game | Gritty Meet and Greet Add-Ons Available | Philadelphia Flyers Theme Affiliation Jerseys - Game Worn Jersey Auction Online | $1 Frozen TreatsWeekly Schedule – Promotions at Royalshockey.com/promotionsDec. 3 at Newfoundland, 5:30 p.m.Dec. 4 at Newfoundland, 5:30 p.m.Dec. 7 at Brampton, 7:15 p.m.Dec. 8 at Brampton, 2:00 p.m.Team Record13-5-3-0, 29 pts., 1st NorthDivision StandingsReading – 29 pointsBrampton – 27 pointsNewfoundland – 26 pointsAdirondack – 22 pointsMaine – 17 pointsWorcester – 11 pointsWeekly ResultsNov. 22 at NFD: W, 5-3Nov. 23 at NFD: OTL, 4-3Nov. 24 at NFD: W, 7-2 

Regular season team leaders Goals: Ralph Cuddemi (17)Assists: Eric Knodel (14)Points: Ralph Cuddemi (30)PIM: Garrett Mitchell (43)+/-: Eric Knodel (+13)Practice scheduleMonday –Practice in NewfoundlandTuesday – Game at Newfoundland, 5:30 p.m.Wednesday – Game at Newfoundland, 5:30 p.m.Thursday – Travel to BramptonFriday – Practice in BramptonSaturday – Game at Brampton, 7:15 p.m.Sunday – Game at Brampton, 2:00 p.m.Monday – OFF DaySingle-game tickets and mini-plans are on sale by visiting royalshockey.com/promotions, calling 610-898-7825 and visiting Santander Arena and The Weidenhammer Box Office at 700 Penn Street, Reading, PA.About the RoyalsThe Royals are in their 19th ECHL season and are proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs 14 times, and are four-time division champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena and the Santander Arena Performing Arts Center.Listen to all Royals broadcasts at Mixlr.com/ReadingRoyals or by downloading the Mixlr App from the App Store or Google Play. All Royals away games are broadcasted on BCTV (Ch. 15 Comcast, Ch. 19 Service Electric) and Mixlr.