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Royals open five-game road trip vs. Nailers

Tuesday, February 22nd
Royals open five-game road trip vs. Nailers

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Wheeling Nailers Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:10 p.m. at WesBanco Arena. This is the second of six meetings between the two teams this season. The Nailers have won five-straight games while the Royals have dropped three consecutive games.

Reading fell to Wheeling in their last meeting, 5-3, Saturday, Feb. 19 at Santander Arena.

The Royals jumped out to an early lead, 2-0, on goals from Trevor Gooch and Frank DiChiara. A three-goal second period for Wheeling jolted the Nailers ahead after Sean Josling cut the deficit in half on a power play goal and Tim Doherty and Patrick Watling scored minutes apart from each other to take a one-goal lead into the final period of regulation, 3-2.

3:50 into the third period, Reading tied the game. Brad Morrison showed off stellar puck handling and skating skills as he danced around a Nailers’ defenseman and dished the puck to Dominic Cormier positioned to the left of Claeys net to bank in the final goal of the game for the Royals. Tied, 3-3, Cam Hausinger scored the game winning goal with a wrist shot sent over Hawkey’s right shoulder and just under the crossbar to put Wheeling ahead for good. Hausinger scored on the empty net in the final 2:15 of play to seal the road victory for Wheeling. 

The Royals sit in second place in the North Division as they begin a five-game road trip against non-divisional opponents. Reading holds a 23-12-5-1 record with a .634 point percentage. They sit behind the Newfoundland Growlers who are in first with .654 point percentage. The divisional standings follow with Trois-Rivières sitting in third with a .615 point percentage while Worcester and Maine both hoist .500 point percentages tied for fourth. Adirondack is in last place with a .405 point percentage in 42 games.UPCOMING GAMES


  • $1 Reading Premium drafts

  • Scout Night

  • Frank DiChiara bobblehead giveaway presented by Savage Auto Group

  • Coaster giveaway presented by Deibler Dental

  • Specialty jersey


  • Affiliation Night presented by Enersys

  • Flyers Friday presented by Deibler Dental

  • Gritty Appearance

  • Kirill Ustimenko bobblehead giveaway, presented by Savage Auto Group

  • PA Lotto giveaway

  • Specialty jersey

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


  • Green Ice

  • Retro lunchbox giveaway presented by Deibler Dental

  • $10,000 giveaway

  • Speciality jersey

  • Green beer

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.