The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Newfoundland Growlers at 7:00 p.m. Saturday at Santander Arena.
The Royals lost Friday, Nov. 19 to Newfoundland, 3-2. After falling to a 3-0 deficit in the third period, Reading stormed back with two goals in the final five minutes of the contest from Dominic Cormier and Thomas Ebbing. Growlers goaltender Evan Cormier stretched across to make a desperate left pad save in the dying seconds of the game to keep the Growlers’ win intact.
If the Royals had won Friday and Saturday in regulation, they would have gone into first-place in the North Division.
Reading sits second in the North Division with 13 points and a record of 5-2-3, while Newfoundland leads the division at 9-2-0.
The Royals will hold a charity cornhole tournament before the game at the arena with Keystone State Cornhole. The tournament benefits Laney’s Legacy of Hope and the One Wish Foundation, with all proceeds from the tournament going directly to those organizations. The tournament is run with help from Rally for Ryder, a movement that revolves around five-year-old Ryder Knechtle. Ryder was diagnosed in 2020 with a terminal form of brain cancer and has spent the last year-and-a-half in high spirits while battling his diagnosis.
The tournament begins at 10:00 a.m. and will last until at least 3:00 a.m., while the championship will be held on the ice after the game tonight.
The Alvernia University Women’s Ice Hockey team will be taking on Neuman University at the arena at 2:00 p.m.
Lastly, the Royals will wear their second specialty jersey of the season and play on ice that has been painted with the names of fans’ loved ones who have been affected by cancer. There will also be free souvenir cup refills all night.
- Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Newfoundland – Hockey Fights Cancer Night! Paint the ice for Hockey Fights Cancer, get free souvenir cup refills and watch the Royals wear a specialty jersey.
- Sunday, Nov. 21 at 3:00 p.m. vs. Norfolk - $1 Day! Get $1 popcorn, $1 nachos and $1 hot dogs. Celebrate Healthcare Workers with our Salute to Essential Workers Sundays presented by Visions Federal Credit Union.
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.