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Royals Clash with Growlers in Game Two of Weekend Series

Saturday, October 22nd
Royals Clash with Growlers in Game Two of Weekend Series

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, continue their three-game series against the Newfoundland Growlers on Saturday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. EST at the Mary Brown’s Centre.Reading fell to Newfoundland, 4-2, in their previous meeting on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Mary Brown's Centre. A two-goal first period and multi-point game for Alec Butcher wasn't enough to overcome Newfoundland's three-goal first period.

Newfoundland's forward Orrin Centazzo scored the game's opening goal twenty-one seconds into the game. Zach O’Brien forced the turnover on Colin Felix's pass attempt at Reading’s blue line to set up Centazzo for a breakaway rush into Reading’s zone. Centazzo snapped a wrist shot over Pat Nagle's right shoulder. Nagle saved 24 of 28 shots faced in the season opener.Alec Butcher earned his first of two points in the game with Reading's first goal of the season. Butcher evened up the score off of an assist from Brendan Hoffmann who earned his first professional career point.Newfoundland scored two goals in the span of 60 seconds halfway through the period to take a two-goal lead. The Growlers' lead was cut to one-goal after Zane Franklin scored a power play goal for his first goal as a Royal with six seconds remaining in the opening period. Garrett McFadden and Butcher earned assists on the power play goal which captured Butcher's twenty-second multi-point game of his professional career.After a five-goal first period, there was only one goal scored in the remaining forty minutes of regulation. Growlers' forward Zack Solow beat Nagle with six seconds remaining in the second period for the final goal of the game.

Today's game will be streamed on the Royals Broadcast Network available on the following platforms: 

-Upcoming Games:

  • Opening Night - Oct. 29 vs. Indy
    • Be at our pregame block party on Penn St.
    • Spin Doctors will perform at a FREE live pregame concert
    • Giveaway is a Royals Thunder Stick
  • Halloween Game / $1 Day presented by Prospectus Berco - Oct. 30 vs. Indy
    • Join us for Spooky season at Santander Arena with $1 deals at concessions around the concourse...this isn't a trick, just a treat!
    • Giveaway is a 2022-33 Royals Magnet Schedule
  • Oktoberfest - Nov. 4 vs. Wheeling
    • Celebrate German heritage and terrific food and drink at Santander Arena
    • Giveaway is a pretzel on the house

Five-Game Plan

Join the Reading Royals for FIVE of our biggest games of the year at home! Five-game plan ticket package includes tickets to the following specialty games:

Opening Night - October, 29th @7:00 p.m.

Affiliation Night - January 28th @7:00 p.m.

Pink in the Rink - February 4th @7:00 p.m.

St. Hattrick's Day - March 18th @7:00 p.m.

Fandemonium - April 15th @7:00 p.m.

In addition to a ticket to each game, you will get a burger and soda per ticket, as well as a Royals hat. Starting at $99.99 for silver zone tickets and $119.99 for purple zone tickets. Quantities are limited so reserve your seat now!2022-23 Season Memberships

Reading Royals season tickets, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2022-23 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 21st season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 11 of the previous 12 seasons. They are five-time division champions and were the 2021-22 Eastern Conference champion. The Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA), founded in 1996, owns the Royals and oversees operations at Santander Arena.