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Royals seek weekend sweep against Toledo in road trip finale

Sunday, February 27th
Royals seek weekend sweep against Toledo in road trip finale

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Toledo Walleye Sunday, Feb. 27 at 5:15 p.m. at Huntington Center. This is the second and final meeting between the two teams this regular season. The Walleye have won five of their last six games while the Royals have won three-straight games.

Reading defeated Toledo in their last meeting, 4-1, Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Huntington Center.

A two goal game for Trevor Gooch and 39-save performance from Hayden Hawkey in net propelled the Royals over the Walleye in regulation.  

The scoring was held back by stellar netminding by both netminders until the third period. Walleye goalie Kaden Fulcher stopped 18 shots while Hawkey saved 27 through the opening two periods of play for the Royals.

Trevor Gooch broke the scoreless tie 6:41 into the third period for his first of two goals in the game. On the penalty kill, Trevor Gooch immediately snapped a wrist shot on net after entering Toledo’s zone and beat Fulcher to earn Reading’s third shorthanded goal of the season. Toledo tied the game back up less than a minute later. Brandon Schultz deflected in a pass from Mitchell Heard past Hawkey’s right pad to score the lone goal of the game for the Walleye. 

Reading took back the lead on Mason Millman’s first game winning goal of the season and extended their lead to two on Dominic Cormier’s 13th goal of the season. Trevor Gooch sealed the road victory for Reading with an empty net goal, his second goal of the game, to improve the Royals’ five-game road trip record to 3-0-1. 

The Royals hold first place in the North Division as they conclude a five-game road trip against non-divisional opponents against Toledo. Reading holds a 26-12-6-1 record with a .656 point percentage. They sit ahead of the Newfoundland Growlers who are in second with a .616 point percentage. The divisional standings follow with Trois-Rivières in third hoisting a .595 point percentage and Worcester back into fourth with a .522 point percentage, while Maine sits in fifth with a .510 point percentage. Adirondack is in last place with a .435 point percentage in 46 games. 



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