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Royals host Nailers in first of back-to-back afternoon face-offs

Saturday, February 19th
Royals host Nailers in first of back-to-back afternoon face-offs

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Wheeling Nailers Saturday, Feb. 19 at 4:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. This is the first of five meetings between the two teams this season. Both teams have won four of their last five games as well as seven of their last ten.

Reading and Wheeling last met on Feb. 19, 2020 where the Royals defeated the Nailers, 6-3, at Wesbanco Arena. 

Multi-point games for Brayden Low(1 G/1 A) and Marly Quince (1 G/1 A) and a four-goal second period propelled the Royals over the Nailers  

Goals from Quince, Low, Thomas Ebbing and Corey Mackin in the middle frame extended the Royals lead to as large as three-goals. Matt Abt and Nick Saracino scored for Wheeling to send the game into the final period of regulation with Reading ahead, 5-2.

Yushiro Hirano scored for Wheeling halfway into the third period to cut the deficit to two. However, Steven Swavley sealed the victory for the Royals with a goal in the final minute to earn Reading's fifth win in seven meetings between the two teams in the 2019-20 season.

The Royals sit in first place in the North Division as they begin a weekend of consecutive afternoon games. Reading holds a 23-10-5-1 record with a .667 point percentage. They sit above the Newfoundland Growlers who are in second with .635 point percentage. The divisional standings follow with Trois-Rivières sitting in third with a .608 point percentage while Worcester and Maine both hoist .500 point percentages tied for fourth. Adirondack is in last place with a .459 win percentage in 41 games. 


  • Iron Man specialty jersey

  • Meet Iron Man

  • $1 candy bag

  • Poster giveaway

  • Post-Game Party presented by DoubleTree by Hilton Reading


  • Gaming tournament

  • $1 Popcorn/$1 Nachos/ $1 Hot Dogs

  • Salute to Essential Workers Sundays presented by Visions Federal Credit Union (Grocery and Pharmacy Workers)


  • $1 Reading Premium drafts

  • Scout Night

  • Frank DiChiara bobblehead giveaway presented by Savage Auto Group

  • Coaster giveaway presented by Deibler Dental

  • Specialty jersey

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.