Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, begin their preseason against the Adirondack Thunder Friday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. EST at Cool Insuring Arena. The Royals hold a 7-0-1-0 record against the Thunder in eight consecutive preseason games since 2017. In preseason games at Cool Insuring Arena, the Royals are undefeated with a 4-0 record against the Thunder.Tonight will feature the debut of the 28-man Training Camp roster as well as first year head coach James Henry, and assistant coach Jason Binkley. This is the fourth preseason opener with the debut of both a new head coach and assistant coach in franchise history.
The Training Camp roster features eight players who appeared in at least one game last season for the Royals. Forwards Tyler Kirkup and Shane Sellar skated in six and three games respectively last season while Charlie Gerard skated in the opening eight games of the season before being called up to Lehigh Valley. Defensemen Dominic Cormier, Mike Chen, Will MacKinnon, Garrett McFadden and Mason Millman scored 85 points collectively in 177 total regular season games combined. In the regular season, Cormier finished fourth among defensemen in goals scored(16) in the league.
MacKinnon and Millman both attended the 2022 Flyers Training Camp under the direction of head coach John Tortorella. Both young defensemen attended camp until they were assigned to Lehigh Valley(AHL) on Friday, September 30.
The Royals return to live game action for the first time since falling in game seven of the North Division Final round to the Newfoundland Growlers. 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. The Thunder failed to reach the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the first time since the team relocated to Glens Fall, New York from Stockton, California where they were formerly known as the Stockton Thunder.
The Royals host the Thunder for their final preseason game on Saturday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena.
Tickets to the Royals preseason game on October 15th 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. -
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.
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.