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Royals score five in rout of Admirals

Saturday, November 13th
Royals score five in rout of Admirals

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 5-2, Friday, Nov. 12 at Santander Arena. Pat Nagle saved 36 of 38 shots and was named the third star of the game, while Dylan Wells made 36 saves on 41 shots.


Alex Berardinelli opened the scoring 11 minutes into the contest on a shorthanded breakaway goal. He slid the puck underneath Nagle’s pads to make it 1-0.

Three minutes later, Dominic Cormier received a cross-point pass from Mike Crocock from the left to right side. He then unleashed the puck towards goal, and it squeaked just over the line after Wells’ equipment majorly slowed down its progress. Josh Winquist scored with a wrister from the bottom of the right circle two minutes afterwards to take the lead, 2-1. The Royals never relinquished it.

Frank DiChiara scored his first goal of the season 5:10 into the second period. Brayden Low backhanded the puck from the trapezoid to DiChiara on top of the crease, and he slotted it home to give the Royals a two-goal cushion. Cam Strong scored his second of the season with 2:57 remaining in the period after Crocock sent the puck into the blue paint, which is where Strong positioned himself to push it home.

Low scored the backbreaker midway through the third period off a faceoff win in the offensive zone. Although the Admirals’ Carter Robertson scored late in the period, it was merely a consolation goal, as the Royals won, 5-2.

Saturday, Nov. 13 is the Royals’ Military Appreciation Night presented by UGI Utilities. A jersey rally towel will be given away to fans, and the Royals will be wearing their first specialty jersey of the season. Fans can get haircuts with the numerous barbers in the concourse as well as see multiple military and police trucks on Penn St. Lastly, a hot dog, chip and soda combo will cost five dollars.

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.