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Royals Host Indy in Home Opener, Block Party at 3 p.m.

Saturday, October 29th
Royals Host Indy in Home Opener, Block Party at 3 p.m.

The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, open a two-game weekend series against the Indy Fuel on Saturday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. EST at Santander Arena. 

Rock into the return of Royals hockey this season at the Royals Opening Night Block Party beginning at 3:00 p.m. ahead of the Royals home opener game against the Fuel. Attend the FREE live concert put on by the Spin Doctors, playing "Two Princes," "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong," and many more of their hits. Food truck, face painting, smash-a-car, mini games, prizes and more at the Opening Night Block Party, the best party to be at this Fall!

The Royals are 9-8-1-2 (OT: 2-1, SO: 1-2) all-time in home openers. Over the past five seasons, Reading holds a 3-1-1-0 record in home openers (2021-22 6-4 W vs. Norfolk, 2019-20 5-3 L vs. Maine, 2018-19 2-1 OTL vs. Worcester, 2017-18 5-4 OTW vs. Adirondack, 2016-17 6-2 W vs. Elmira) This is the first time in franchise history the Royals are hosting the Fuel in their home opener.  

Reading defeated Indy in their lone meeting against each other in the 2021-22 season, 6-2, on Friday, February 25th at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Current Royals goaltender Justin Kapelmaster started in net for the Fuel against Reading. Defensemen Mason Millman and Dominic Cormier earned points in the road victory. Millman’s two assists in the game earned him his fifth of six professional career multi-point games while Cormier tallied his tenth of 16 goals in the 21-22 season.

Reading went 0-2-1 in their opening three games of the season in St.John’s, Newfoundland against the Growlers. They captured a point in game two of the three-game series after falling in overtime, 4.3, on Saturday, October 22nd.The Fuel are 2-0 heading into their first road series of the season. Indy defeated Fort Wayne, 7-5, in their season opener at home on Friday, October 21st before traveling to Kalamazoo where they defeated the Wings, 5-3. The Fuel are tied with the Toledo Walleye for first place in the Central Division. They are also one of three teams a top the Western Conference with four points. Forward Alex Wideman leads the league in points among skaters with two or fewer games played with seven (2 G, 5 A).A few Royals are on streaks and captured milestones in the season opening series: 

  • Player Streaks:

    • Forward Zane Franklin is on a three-game point streak (1 G, 2 A)

    • Forward Max Newton has two goals in his last two games

  • Milestones:

    • Rookies Jacob Gaucher, F and Colin Felix, D each scored their first professional career goals

    • Rookie forward Brendan Hoffmann earned two assists in the series, as well as the first point of his professional career in the season opener on Friday, October 21st

    • Forward Kamerin Nault skated in his 100th ECHL career game in the season opener on Friday, October 21st 

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

-Upcoming Games:

  • 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
  • Military Appreciation / Touch a Truck - Nov. 5 vs. Wheeling
    • Honor veterans and active duty men and women who have served and are currently serving in the United States military
    • "Touch a Truck" vehicles available to hop in and see on Penn St. before the game
    • Giveaway is a Royals Fanny Pack 

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.