The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, fell to the Maine Mariners, 4-1, Sunday, Oct. 31st at Cross Insurance Arena in their second game of the weekend. Royals goaltender Pat Nagle saved 35 of 39 shots, while Mariners’ goalie Jeremy Brodeur saved 29 of 30.
Cameron Askew scored on a wraparound after Nagle played the puck and gave it away to the Mariners. Askew cashed in on the open net with an unassisted goal 5:21 into the first period. Shortly after, Maine tacked on with two more tallies. Nick Master deflected a shot from Brycen Martin at the blue line past Nagle in the butterfly position, and Justin Brazeau scored on a tic-tac-toe connection between him, Pascal Laberge, and Lewis Zerter-Gossage to give the Mariners a 3-0 lead.
Halfway through the 2nd period, the Royals scored. Charlie Gerard's unassisted goal came off a Maine turnover in their own zone. Gerard came across the center of the zone, intercepted the puck on a clearing attempt and went top shelf on the Maine netminder to cut the deficit to 3-1.
Late in the 3rd period, Maine diminished any chance of a Royals comeback when Andrew Romano tapped in a rebound after a sprawling save by Pat Nagle to make it 4-1 with 2:45 remaining.
The Royals are back on the road against the Trois-Rivières Lions Friday, Nov. 5th at 7:00 p.m. at Colisée de Trois-Rivières.
Reading Royals season, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2021-22 season by visiting the Royals’ box office at Santander Arena or by calling 610-898-7825.
About the RoyalsThe Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, are entering their 20th season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 10 of the previous 11 seasons. They are four-time division champions. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.