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Royals seek weekend series sweep on the road vs. Nailers

Sunday, March 13th
Royals seek weekend series sweep on the road vs. Nailers

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Wheeling Nailers Sunday, Mar. 13th at 4:10 p.m. at WesBanco Arena. This is the sixth and final meeting between the two teams this regular season. The Nailers are 1-4-0 in their last five games while the Royals have won eight of their last ten games.Reading defeated Wheeling in their last meeting, 9-1, Saturday, Mar. 12 at WesBanco Arena.Multi-point nights for six Royals skaters including five assists from Patrick Bajkov backed by a 27 save performance from Pat Nagle propelled the Royals over the Nailers on the road. Reading is 3-1-1 this season against Wheeling and have won the last three meetings.

Reading took the lead with three goals in the first period after Sean Josling scored the lone goal of the game for Wheeling 1:28 into the game. Jackson Cressey and Trevor Gooch began multi-point games with first period goals while Dominic Cormier earned the game winning goal, putting the Royals ahead for good with Reading’s first of five power play goals.

Reading scored six goals in the final two periods to win by their largest margin of victory this season. Brayden Low and Bajkov were credited as one of the two helpers to Cressey’s and Gooch’s second goals. Low’s helper was one of his four assists in the game while Bajkov earned his second of five assists for an ECHL single game career high in assists. Brad Morrison followed suit and scored two consecutive goals in the second period for a Royals’ six-goal lead heading into the final period of regulation, 7-1. 

Frank DiChiara and Thomas Ebbing scored Reading’s final two goals in the game on the power play in the third period to improve the Royals point streak to ten games (8-0-1-1). 

The Royals hold first place in the North Division as they play their second of three-straight games against non-divisional opponents. Reading hoists a 31-12-6-2 record with a .686 point percentage. They sit ahead of the Newfoundland Growlers who are in second with a .650 point percentage. The divisional standings follow with Trois-Rivières in third holding a .531 point percentage while Worcester sits in fourth place with .519 point percentages and Maine falls to fifth place with a .509 point percentage. Adirondack is in last place with a .434 point percentage in 53 games.UPCOMING GAMES


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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.