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Royals earn commanding victory over Lions in series opener

Saturday, April 2nd
Royals earn commanding victory over Lions in series opener

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, defeated the Trois-Rivières Lions, 5-1, Friday, Apr. 1 at Colisée Vidéotron. Royals goaltender Logan Flodell saved 21 of 22 shots while Lions goalie Arturs Silovs saved 25 of 30 shots.


Reading scored the game’s opening goal two minutes into the first period. Frank DiChiara picked the puck up off of a Lions’ turnover forced by Mike Chen in Trois-Rivières’ zone. DiChiara snapped a wrist shot past Silovs to score his 13th goal of the season and credit Chen with his first of two assists in the game.Brenden Locke answered for Trois-Rivières with their first and only goal in the game. Anthony Nellis sent the puck off of Flodell’s right skate while the Reading netminder got back into his crease. Locke tapped in the puck past Flodell, caught standing up in the net for his second goal of the season. Thomas Ebbing put the Royals back in the lead for good with a deflection put under the crossbar and over Silovs' right shoulder.

With the lead after the first period, 2-1, Reading took over the final 40 minutes of regulation. Kenny Haunsger scored his 11th goal of the season for the lone goal in the second period while Brayden Low and Brennan Saulnier extended Reading’s commanding lead in the third period. DiChiara and Ebbing earned multi-point games with assists on Haunsinger and Low’s goals respectfully following their first period goals. Saulnier’s goal was his first in the ECHL this season as well as first goal as a Royal in his first game after being loaned by Lehigh Valley to Reading on March 31, 2022.

Trois-Rivières was held to 22 shots on net in the game and Flodell saved the five shots he faced in the third period to improve his record to 7-1-0-1 with the Royals.

The Royals stay in Trois-Rivières to take on the Lions on Saturday, Apr. 2, at 3:00 p.m. at Colisée Vidéotron. 



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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.