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Royals Clash With Thunder in Preseason Finale

Saturday, October 15th
Royals Clash With Thunder in Preseason Finale

Reading, PA –The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, close their preseason against the Adirondack Thunder on Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. EST at Santander Arena.  

Tickets to the Royals preseason game tonight are FREE with the donation of a canned good for Reading’s local food bank, Helping Harvest. Be the first fans to see the Royals’ 2022-23 roster in action in the preseason finale at Santander Arena. The Royals hold a 7-1-1-0 record against the Thunder in nine consecutive preseason games since 2017. In preseason games at Santander Arena, the Royals have a 3-0-1 record against the Thunder.

Reading fell to Adirondack in the preseason opener, 4-1, Friday, October 14 at Cool Insuring Arena. A go-ahead goal early into the third period scored by Vladislav Mikhalchuk put the Thunder ahead for good in the game’s final frame.

Reading’s lone goal in the game came from second-year pro Shane Sellar. The Carlisle, PA native scored on a rebound given up by Thunder goaltender Mareks Mitens. Fellow 2021-22 Royals roster returners, Tyler Kirkup and Mike Chen eached earned assists on Sellar’s first goal as a Royal. 

In the 2021-22 regular season, the Royals finished as the first place in the North Division with a 45-17-7-2 record and a .693 point percentage. Adirondack finished sixth in the North Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference, last place in both standings. Adirondack posted a 27-40-4-0 record and a .408 point percentage in the regular season. 

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

About Helping Harvest

Helping Harvest collects, purchases, stores, and distributes over seven million pounds of food annually to the more than 300 partner agencies in the Berks and Schuylkill county areas. Located at 117 Morgan Drive, Reading, Helping Harvest (formerly known as Greater Berks Food Bank) has continued to successfully fulfill its mission “to feed the hungry” since opening in 1983. The Helping Harvest network consists of traditional food assistance programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Additionally, we operate several highly effective direct service programs. As the sole distribution center for food assistance in Berks and Schuylkill Counties, Helping Harvest is vital to the health of our community, housing an ever-rotating inventory of refrigerated, fresh, and frozen foods as well as other grocery store items. For more information, visit their website at helping harvest.org.-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.