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Royals lead entire game vs. Railers to earn sixth straight win

Saturday, March 5th
Royals lead entire game vs. Railers to earn sixth straight win

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, defeated the Worcester Railers, 5-3, Friday, Mar. 4 at the DCU Center. Royals goaltender Logan Flodell saved 24 of 27 shots while Railers goalie Jimmy Poreda saved 19 of 24 shots.


Reading took a commanding three-goal lead early into the game. Jackson Cressey, Dominic Cormier and Patrick Bajkov each scored in the final eight minutes of the first period for a Royals’ lead, 3-0.

Brad Morrison extended Reading’s lead to four goals 14:46 into the second period. Bajkov earned an assist on Morrison’s 10th goal of the season, tallying his second of two points in the game. Bajkov, like Cormier, collected a goal and an assist through the opening two periods of play for multi-point games. 

Worcester answered with their first goal of the game on the power play. Mitchell Balmas ripped a slap shot past Flodell from the left face off dot to cut the Railers’ deficit to three goals. With 17 seconds remaining in the middle period, Garret Cockerill scored on a feed from Brayden Low and Anthony Gagnon’s second assist of the game to put Reading back up with a four goal lead, 5-1.  

Worcester scored the only goals in the third period, however not enough to complete a home ice comeback. Blake Christensen scored two goals in a span of 5:18 for his 11th and 12th goals of the season to cut the deficit to two goals. The Royals’ defense didn’t allow another shot on net in the final 5:22 of play to earn the victory on the road and improve their win streak to six games. 

The Royals host the Wheeling Nailers Saturday, Mar. 5th, at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena.



  • $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 and meLVin 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.