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Royals open two-game series at home vs. Admirals

Friday, March 25th
Royals open two-game series at home vs. Admirals

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Norfolk Admirals Friday, Mar. 25th at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. This is the eighth of nine meetings between the two teams this regular season. The Admirals have won one of their last five games while the Royals have won five of their last seven games.

Reading defeated Norfolk in their last meeting, 4-2, on Wednesday, Mar. 16 at Norfolk Scope Arena. Multi-point games from Trevor Gooch (2 G’s) and Garrett Cecere (1 G/ 1 A) propelled the Royals over the Admirals on the road. Reading is 5-0-2-0 this season against Norfolk and have won the last four meetings.

Reading opened the scoring just over a minute into the game on a give-and-go feed between Trevor Gooch and Patrick Bajkov tallied Gooch’s first of two goals in the game. Brayden Low’s extended Reading’s lead with a shorthanded goal on a breakaway. Dangling the puck from his forehand to his backhand, the Royals’ alternative captain beat Dylan Wells in the Admirals’ net with a backhand shot.

Norfolk answered with two power play goals off the sticks of Greg Betzold and Alex Tonge to tie the game in the second period. Cecere jolted Reading into the lead for good with a slapshot from the blue line that beat Wells high-glove side for his third goal of the season.

Gooch applied cushion to Reading’s lead with an insurance goal 1:14 into the final period of regulation. Gooch’s second goal of the game made for his seventh multi-point game of the season.

The Royals hold first place in the North Division as they play their first of two-straight games against Norfolk. Reading hoists a 36-14-6-2 record with a .690 point percentage. They sit ahead of the Newfoundland Growlers who are in second with a .664 point percentage. The divisional standings follow with Worcester in third holding a .517 point percentage while Trois-Rivières and Maine are tied for fourth place with .500 point percentages. Adirondack is in last place with a .441 point percentage in 59 games.



  • A portion of ticket sales will benefit organizations that support mental health


  • Presented by Members 1st Federal Credit Union

  • Philipp Grubauer bobblehead giveaway presented by Savage Auto Group

  • Barbers on the concourse

  • Specialty jersey

  • Slapshot's birthday/Mascot Madness

  • Post-Game Party presented by DoubleTree by Hilton Reading  


  • Badges Game - 11:30 a.m.

  • First Responders Night

  • Faith and Family Night

  • $1 Popcorn/$1 Nachos/$1 Hot Dogs

  • Team trading cards giveaway

  • Specialty jersey

  • Salute to Essential Workers Sundays presented by Visions Federal Credit Union (First Responders)

Buy tickets HERE: www.royalshockey.com/promotions

Reading 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 Royals

The 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.