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Reading scores 5 in 2nd, Gooch with 2 more for 6-2 win

Thursday, January 30th
Reading scores 5 in 2nd, Gooch with 2 more for 6-2 win

Worcester, MA – The Reading Royals scored five goals in a 4:19 span of the second period, Trevor Gooch scored twice in that  time and Jeremy Beaudry registered a career-best four assists to sweep the weekend against the Worcester Railers, 6-2, Saturday at the DCU Center. Beaudry’s four assists tied a record for helpers in a game by a Royals defenseman, most recently matching Joe Houk (2018-19). Gooch finished the weekend with five goals and six points.The Royals are second place in the North with 55 points (25-14-5-0), three points clear of Brampton. Reading has points in four straight games against the Railers (3-0-1-0).In the second period, Gooch (2:52), Brayden Low (3:55), Matt Strome (5:10), Steven Swavely (5:36) and Gooch (7:11) scored to give Reading a 6-2 advantage. Reading scored on five of their 15 second-period shots, while Worcester netted one.Reading trailed by one before scoring six of the next seven. Before the second-period craziness, a belligerent first  frame featured 49 combined PIM, one game misconduct  and 12 total infractions. The Royals and Railers were tied at one after one. Garrett Mitchell (PPG) redirected a center blue line shot from Garret Cockerill to even the score at  one with 8:42 to go in the first.Kirill Ustimenko made 37 saves to improve to 7-0-1-0 in his last eight decisions (2 GA). Evan Buitenhuis suffered defeat with 26 denials (6 GA).The Royals are home for Ladies Night (Feb. 7) and the team’s annual Pink in the Rink game Sat., Feb. 8, pres. by Lamar Outdoor Advertising,  Alvernia University and Adams & Associates.Box ScoreGooch continues to go crazyFollowing a hat trick and four-point effort Friday, Trevor Gooch added two goals in a 7:11 span in the second period to cap the quickest five-goal run of the season.Gooch finished the weekend with five goals and six points, nearly doubling his tally total to 11 on the season. He has 20 points in 35 games this season. He scored his first professional goal Nov. 24 vs. Newfoundland. In that game, the Royals rattled off three goals in less than four minutes to beat the Growlers.Coming from behindGarrett Mitchell’s tying goal in the first period eliminated an early lead for the Railers. The Royals rolled from there to earn the team’s first come-from-behind win in six weeks (Dec. 14, Brampton). The Royals have won five times this season when allowing the first goal and the team has seven come-from-behind victories this season.Reading has often rolled when scoring in the first or netting the first strike; the Royals are 15-0-0-0 at home when opening the scoring and 20-1-3 when scoring first.Second noteThe Royals have scored in the second period in each of their last 11 games. Earlier this season, the Royals had a run where the team scored in 13 straight third periods.Upcoming Home Games: royalshockey.com/promotions Fri., Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Atlanta (Ladies Night/Wine Tasting)Free Wine Tasting on the concourse with Deerfoot Vineyards, Black River Farms and RoseLawn Bistro | College ID Night: $5 tickets with valid college ID at box office| $1 SmoothiesSat., Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Wheeling (Pink in the Rink) – pres. by Lamar Advertising, Adams & Associates and Alvernia University Royals play on pink ice with Fleece Blanket Giveaway to the first 1,500 fans | Breast Cancer Awareness Jerseys$1 Pink Rose Draft Cider | Doubleheader: 1 ticket also gets you admission to the Alvernia Women’s Hockey Game at 2:00 p.m.Sun., Feb. 16 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Worcester (Kids Club Game)Last free postgame skate of the season, presented by Body Zone | Team Photo Giveaway | $1 Hot Dog, $1 Soda & $1 Nacho Concession Special Pricing | Game Included Kids Club Packages presented by Applebee’s, Schuykill Valley Sports and YMCA of Reading and Berks County (Sign Ups Available)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.