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Royals dominate final two periods to take down Thunder in return home

Tuesday, February 8th
Royals dominate final two periods to take down Thunder in return home

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, defeated the Adirondack Thunder, 6-1, Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Santander Arena. Royals goaltender Kirill Ustimenko saved 18 of 19 shots, while Thunder goalie Brandon Kasel saved 35 of 41 shots.


The Thunder struck first on the only bounce that went their way in the game. Alexandre Carrier knocked in a flailing puck off of Ustimenko’s right pad as he crashed the net following Jimmy Mazza’s shot from the blue line. Carrier’s goal went under review and stood after the puck off of his body was ruled as an unintentional act to give Adirondack an early lead, 1-0.

The Royals answered back with four-straight goals in the second period, tying the game and taking the lead in the span of 22 seconds. Trevor Gooch and Thomas Ebbing began multi-goal games, each scoring their first of two goals on the morning at the halfway point of the second period. Shortly after, Kenny Hausinger scored on one of the four Reading power plays and Mason Millman extended the Royals’ lead to four goals at the end of two periods.

Gooch and Ebbing each notched goals in the third period for their second multi-scoring game in their last four games played. Gooch beat Kasel’s extended left pad and buried a loose puck sitting in the Thunder’s crease 5:40 into the period. Ebbing tallied his second goal by snapping a wrist shot past Kasel’s waving glove with 33 seconds remaining in regulation.   

The Royals host the Trois-Rivières Lions Friday, Feb. 11th, at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena.UPCOMING GAMES


  • Happy Hour 6-7PM (1/2 off domestic beer)

  • Ice Angel trading card giveaway

  • 4 for $48 - 4 tickets, 4 burgers, 4 sodas

  • Flyers Friday presented by Deibler Dental - Paul Holmgren

  • Career Berks Free Student Tickets - Fevo.me/CRB0211

PINK IN THE RINK - 2/12/22

  • Pink and the Rink presented by Adams, LaVentura & Associates

  • Specialty Jersey

  • Infinity Scarf giveaway

  • Pink ice


  • Iron Man specialty jersey

  • Meet Iron Man

  • $1 candy bag

  • Poster giveaway

  • Post-Game Party presented by DoubleTree by Hilton Reading

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.