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Millman scores a pair as Royals sweep Growlers

Sunday, February 6th
Millman scores a pair as Royals sweep Growlers

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, defeated the Newfoundland Growlers, 5-1, Saturday, Feb. 5 at Mary Browns Centre. Royals goaltender Kirill Ustimenko saved 26 of 27 shots, while Growlers goalie Alex Horawski saved 34 of 39 shots.


Reading got on the board first and just like the game prior it was Frank DiChiara lighting the lamp. Garrett McFadden put a shot on net that deflected off of a Growler on it’s way towards Newfoundland's net and onto DiChiara's stick. After settling the bouncing puck, DiChiara beat Horawski with a backhand shot for an early Royals lead, 1-0.

The Royals scored four more unanswered goals in the final two periods of play. Jackson Cressey and Brad Morrison scored in the first four minutes into the period. Mason Millman scored on a wrist shot from the top of the zone to earn his first goal of the season and extend the Royals' lead to four goals after two periods.

Millman followed up his first goal of the season with another goal in the third period. The rookie skated into the slot and ripped a shot past Horawski’s glove, scoring top shelf for his second goal of the game.

Newfoundland avoided a shutout in the series finale with a goal late into the third period. Gordie Green put a wrist shot past the glove side of Ustimenko after picking the puck up off of a blocked shot by Jacob Pritchard.

The Royals host the Adirondack Thunder Tuesday, Feb. 8th, at 10:30 a.m. at Santander Arena.UPCOMING GAMES


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Buy tickets HERE: www.royalshockey.com/promotionsReading 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.