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Royals host Mariners on Wall of Honor Night

Saturday, April 9th
Royals host Mariners on Wall of Honor Night

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Maine Mariners, Apr. 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. This is the fourth of six meetings between the two teams this regular season. The Mariners are 1-3-0-1 in their last five games while the Royals are on a six-game point streak with five wins in their last six games.

Reading defeated Maine in their last meeting, 4-1, on Friday, Apr.9 at Santander Arena. A 22 save performance by Darion Hanson in his professional debut and multi-goal game for Trevor Gooch propelled the Royals over the Mariners at home. The Royals are 1-2-0-0 this season against Maine and hold a record of 5-3-1-0 against the Mariners dating back to the 2019-20 regular season.

Reading blitzed Mariners’ goaltender Stefanos Lekkas with three goal’s in the opening 11:11 of play. Trevor Gooch scored twice on breakaways for his ninth multi-goal game of the season and Brayden Low snapped a wrist shot past Lekkas’ blocker. Lekkas was pulled after allowing three goals on ten shots, giving way to Jeremy Brodeur who saved all 12 shots he faced in the remainder of regulation.

Reading’s early lead after the first period, 3-0, proved too much for Maine to garner a comeback. With just under five to play in the second period, Pascal Laberge tapped in a rebound from an Andrew Peski point shot to make it a 3-1 game. Connor Doherty also collected an assist on the goal. 

The Royals sealed the game on an empty net goal by Frank DiChiara with 32 seconds remaining in regulation to earn their first win against Maine this season (1-2).

The Royals hold first place in the North Division as they continue their four-game homestand all against North divisional opponents. Reading hoists a 41-16-7-2 record with a .689 point percentage. They sit ahead of the Newfoundland Growlers who are in second with a .669 point percentage. The divisional standings follow with Trois-Riviéres in third place with .523 point percentages while Worcester and Maine are tied for fourth place with .500 point percentages. Adirondack is in last place with a .417 point percentage in 66 games.  



  • Wall of Honor Ceremony presented by V&M Towing

  • Team photo giveaway


  • $1 Popcorn/$1 Nachos/$1 Hot Dogs

  • Specialty jersey

  • Pucks and Paws Wiener Dog Race

  • Bring your dog to the rink!

  • Salute to Essential Workers Sundays presented by Visions Federal Credit Union (Financial Services/Banking/etc.)

  • Post-Game Skate presented by T-Mobile


  • Free souvenir cup refills for season ticket holders

  • Prizes at every break

  • Royals 20 for 20 presented by Visions Federal Credit Union, ServPro, ET Electric, and Comcast Business

  • Post-Game Skate presented by T-Mobile

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 2022 Kelly Cup playoff clinched 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.