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Royals open three-game home series vs. Mariners

Friday, April 8th
Royals open three-game home series vs. Mariners

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, play the Maine Mariners, Apr. 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. This is the third of six meetings between the two teams this regular season. The Mariners are 2-2-0-1 in their last five games while the Royals are on a five-game point streak with four wins in their last five games.

Reading fell to Maine in their last meeting, 2-1, on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Cross Insurance Arena. A 31 save performance by Jeremy Brodeur and multi-point game for Nick Master propelled the Mariners over the Royals at home. The Royals are 0-2-0-0 this season against Maine and hold a record of 4-3-1-0 against the Mariners dating back to the 2019-20 regular season.

Reading got on the board first late in the opening period when Jacob Pritchard tapped in a loose puck in Brodeur‘s crease after a scrum around the Mariners’ net. 

Halfway into the second period, the Mariner’s tied the game with a sequence of crisp passing and a home-favoring bounce around the Royals’ net. Mathew Santos and Nick Master connected in Reading’s zone and delivered the puck to Cam Askew with a bank pass off the boards directly behind the Royals’ net. Askew shot the puck past Kirill Ustimenko who saved 23 of 25 shots faced, to tie the game, 1-1.

The Mariners took the lead with a short-handed goal late in the third period. Master for his second point of the game to put Maine in front for good, 2-1.

The Royals hold first place in the North Division as they continue their four-game homestand all against North divisional opponents. Reading hoists a 40-16-7-2 record with a .685 point percentage. They sit ahead of the Newfoundland Growlers who are in second with a .664 point percentage. The divisional standings follow with Trois-Riviéres in third place with .516 point percentages while Worcester and Maine are tied for fourth place with .508 point percentages. Adirondack is in last place with a .417 point percentage in 66 games.  



  • Happy Hour 6-7PM (1/2 off domestic beer)

  • Meet Star Wars characters

  • 4 for $48 - 4 tickets, 4 burgers, 4 sodas

  • Flyers Friday presented by Deibler Dental - Danny Briere


  • 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

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.