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MLK Day matchup with Worcester set for 1:00 p.m. puck drop

Monday, January 17th
MLK Day matchup with Worcester set for 1:00 p.m. puck drop

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Worcester Railers Monday, Jan. 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. This is the 7th of 12 meetings between the two teams this season, with seven of the last eight overall matchups being against Worcester. The Royals are 4-2-0 against the Railers.

In their previous game, Worcester beat Reading, 2-1. After falling into a 2-0 hole after 20 minutes, Jacob Pritchard scored his first goal since Dec. 1 in the middle frame after Jackson Cressey’s effort forced a turnover by the Railers. Pritchard sneakily took position to the right of goaltender Ken Appleby before slotting it between him and the near post. Cressey has now recorded points in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.

Reading currently leads the North Division with 33 points in 27 games and a record of 14-8-4-1. Worcester sits last with 24 points in 28 games and a record of 11-15-1-1. The Newfoundland Growlers occupy the second spot with 32 points but hold five games in-hand over the Royals with only 22 games played. 

Fans can listen to the game at mixlr.com/readingroyals or watch at FloSports through bit.ly/RoyalsFloSports.


  • 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.