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Former Royals goaltender Pat Nagle selected for U.S. Olympic team

Friday, January 14th
Former Royals goaltender Pat Nagle selected for U.S. Olympic team

USA Hockey announced the 2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team roster Thursday, Jan. 13. The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are excited to announce that former goaltender Pat Nagle has been named as one of three goalies on the team traveling to Beijing, China for the 2022 Winter Olympics from Feb. 4 to 20.

Nagle is the second-ever former Royals player selected for the Olympic Games by the United States. Jonathan Quick played for the U.S. in the 2010 and 2014 games in Vancouver and Sochi, respectively, and won the silver medal in 2010. Quick was the first-ever former Royals player to play in the Olympics, and he is one of two players who have “medaled;” Canadian Ben Scrivens received the bronze medal in Pyeongchang in 2018.

Nagle is the seventh player from the Royals to make an Olympic roster. He follows Quick (2010, 2014, USA) Florian Iberer (2014, Austria) Scrivens (2018, Canada) Matt Dalton (2018, South Korea) Matt Cajkovsky (2018, Slovakia) and Patrik Hersley (2018, Sweden). 

The Bloomfield Township, Mich. goaltender recorded a 7-2-3 record for the Royals this season with a 2.58 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. He is under an AHL contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, which allows him to be on the Olympic roster due to the NHL pulling its players out of the tournament.

In Lehigh Valley, he has a 5-0-4 record with a 2.74 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage.

"Pat has been a consummate professional in his short time with the Royals and Flyers organizations," Royals head coach Kirk MacDonald and assistant coach James Henry said. "He has won big games for both the Royals and Phantoms this year while also being a great leader and teammate off the ice. We are elated for Pat to be selected to the U.S. Olympic team and will watch eagerly as he and his fellow teammates go for gold in China."

The Royals wish Nagle the best in the Winter Games!


  • Monday, Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m. vs. Worcester – The annual MLK Day Game! Kids attending will receive a youth jersey giveaway and get free tickets with the purchase of an adult ticket. They can also get $1 candy bags.
  • Saturday, Jan. 22 at 4:00 p.m. vs. Trois-Rivieres – DC Superheroes Night! Meet Superman and get $1 superhero ice cream pops as you watch the Royals wear a specialty jersey during the game. Attend the Postgame Party presented by DoubleTree by Hilton Reading afterwards.
  • Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3:00 p.m. vs. Trois-Rivieres – It’s Undie Sundie/Country Night! Donate packaged underwear by throwing it on the ice after the Royals’ first goal of the game. All undergarments will be donated to charity. The first 2,000 fans will receive a puck giveaway presented by Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association. Get $1 popcorn, nachos and hot dogs all game. It’s also a Salute to Essential Workers Sunday presented by Visions Federal Credit Union for trades workers.

Buy tickets HERE: www.royalshockey.com/promotions

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.