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Royals begin weekend series vs. Toledo on road trip

Saturday, February 26th
Royals begin weekend series vs. Toledo on road trip

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Toledo Walleye Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7:15 p.m. at Huntington Center. This is the first of two meetings between the two teams this season. The Walleye have won their last five games while the Royals are 2-0-1 in their last three games.Reading fell to Toledo in their last meeting in the 2019-20 regular season, 7-4, Saturday, Nov.30 at Santander Arena.

A hat trick for Marcus Vela and five-goal second period for Toledo propelled the Walleye over the Royals while Reading outshot the Walleye 44-34. Former Royals forward, Joshua Winquist, scored the opening goal of the game for his first of two points in the game for the Walleye. Marcus Vela scored his first of three goals on a Toledo power play late into the opening period. Frank DiChiara got Reading on the board with a goal assisted by Ralph Cuddemi and Max Willman to cut the deficit to one goal at the end of the first period. 

3:18 into the second period, Vela scored his second goal of the game. Trailing by two goals once again, Thomas Ebbing found the back of the net to bring the game back within a goal. This is as close as the score would be for the rest of the game. Toledo took a commanding five-goal lead into the final period of regulation after scoring four-straight goals in the final seven minutes of the middle period.

Reading responded with two goals from Luke Stork in the final period. However, the Royals trailed by too much to ignite a comeback and fell to Toledo on home ice, 7-4.   

The Royals hold first place in the North Division as they continue a five-game road trip against non-divisional opponents. Reading holds a 25-12-6-1 record with a .648 point percentage. They sit ahead of the Newfoundland Growlers who are in second with a .631 point percentage. The divisional standings follow with Trois-Rivières in third hoisting a .585 point percentage and Maine back into fourth with a .521 point percentage, while Worcester sits in fifth with a .511 point percentage. Adirondack is in last place with a .422 point percentage in 45 games.



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  • Green beer 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 Royals The 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.