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Royals Close Weekend Series vs. Growlers in Afternoon Faceoff

Sunday, October 23rd
Royals Close Weekend Series vs. Growlers in Afternoon Faceoff

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, conclude their three-game series against the Newfoundland Growlers on Sunday, October 23 at 2:30 p.m. EST at the Mary Brown’s Centre.Reading fell to Newfoundland in overtime, 4-3, in their previous meeting on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the Mary Brown's Centre. A two-goal game for the Michael Joyaux led the Growlers to a game two victory in the three-game series. Reading earned their first point of the season in the overtime loss.

Rookie defenseman Colin Felix opened the scoring eight minutes into the first period for his first professional career goal and a Royals lead after the first period, 1-0.Each team scored a goal in the second period to keep the score at a one-goal game. Max Newton's first goal as a Royal and Tyler Boland's second goal of the season sent the game into the third period with Reading ahead, 2-1.On the power play to start the period, Newfoundland wasted no time evening up the score. Joyaux's first professional career goal tied the score 27 seconds into the third period, 2-2. Isaac Johnson scored eight minutes later to give Newfoundland their first lead of the game which remained intact until Felix scored his second goal on a backhand shot over the right blocker of Luke Cavalin in net for Newfoundland. The rookie net minder earned the win in his professional debut with 24 saves on 27 shots faced. Nolan Maier made his professional debut in net for the Royals and saved 20 of 24 shots faced.It took only 26 seconds into the overtime period for Newfoundland to earn the game winner. The overtime hero, Joyaux scored his second goal of the game for the first multi-goal game of his two-game professional career.

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.