Worcester, MA - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, conclude a three-game road-trip against the Worcester Railers tonight at 7:05 p.m. at the DCU Center.Reading improved to 4-4-1 on the season after defeating Maine in their previous game, 4-1, on Saturday, November 12th at Cross Insurance Arena. Defensemen Will MacKinnon, Dominic Cormier and Mason Millman each had prominent contributions in Reading's third-straight win. MacKinnon scored his first goal of his professional career in the first period, Cormier scored the game-winning goal for his first goal of the season and Millman tallied an assist on Cormier's first goal of the season. Millman scored an empty net goal in the third period for his seventh multi-point game of his professional career.
Cormier's third period goal was Reading's lone power play goal on five man-up chances in the game. The Royals have scored a power play goal in three of their last four games and have outscored their opponent along the four-game stretch 14 to 9.Goaltender Nolan Maier rejoined the Royals roster on Sunday, November 13th as he was loaned to Reading by Lehigh Valley. The rookie earned his first win of his professional career in his last game on Saturday, November 5th. Maier stopped 30 of 33 shots faced from the Wheeling Nailers' offense to improve to 1-2-1 in his rookie campaign.Reading holds third place in the North Division with a .500 win percentage. Reading has played one less game compared to Worcester and Newfoundland who rank above the Royals in the divisional standings. Worcester holds second place in the North Division with a .909 win percentage across 11 games this season. Newfoundland sits atop the North Division and Eastern Conference as the Growlers have yet to lose in regulation with a 10-0-1 record. Maine and Trois-Rivières rank in third and fourth place respectively with sub .500 records. Adirondack has the fewest amount of games played in the division (8) and posts a 2-4-1-1 record in fifth place. Norfolk sits at the bottom of the division with a 1-11-0 record.Worcester hoists a 10-1-0 record on the season after splitting a two-game series in Glen Falls, New York against the Adirondack Thunder. In their previous game on Saturday, November 12th, the Railers defeated the Thunder in a shootout, 3-2. The Railers opened the season with nine consecutive wins to set the new ECHL record for consecutive wins to open a season. The streak was snapped on Friday, November 11th in the Railers' series opener loss to the Thunder, 4-3. Worcester enters tonight with the fifth best penalty kill in the league at home with two power play goals allowed on 20 opposing team's power play opportunities. The Railers have scored the most first period goals in the league (21) with the second most shots in the opening period (113) among all ECHL teams. The Railers rank in top-five in the league in goals for (3rd, 4.5 avg.) and goals against (5th, 2.5 avg.) per game.Reading leads the ECHL in shots against per game (25.9 avg.) and ranks 10th in the league on the power play (22%).
A few Royals are on streaks and captured milestones in the road-series against the Mariners:
- Forward Trey Bradley is on a four-game point streak (1 G, 5 A).
- Forward Jacob Gaucher is on a three-game point streak (2 G, 1 A).
- Defensemen Mason Millman is on a two-game point streak (1 G, 2 A)
- Forward Tyler Kirkup is on a two-game point streak (1 G, 1 A).
- Defenseman Dominic Cormier is on a two-game point streak (1 G, 1 A).
- Rookie forward Jacob Gaucher earned his first multi-goal/point game of his professional career with two goals against the Mariners on Friday, November 11th.
- Rookie forward Tyler Kirkup scored his first professional career goal against the Mariners on Friday, November 11th.
- Rookie defenseman Will MacKinnon scored his first professional career goal against the Mariners on Saturday, November 12th.
- Forward/Defenseman Mike Chen skated in his 200th professional career game on Friday, November 11th (3 games from 100 in ECHL career).
Today's game will be streamed on the Royals Broadcast Network available on the following platforms:
- La Noche de Los Reales presented by Anewalk Landscape Contracting - Nov. 18 vs. Adirondack
- Celebrate Latin American culture with Latin dance groups and music at Santander Arena.
- Specialty Latin America themed jerseys available for pre-order.
- 4 for $60 Ticket Deal.
- We Hate the Royals Night - Nov. 20 vs. Adirondack
- We celebrate everything that the haters can't stand about the Reading Royals! Get your dislikes at the ready.
- Players reading mean tweets!
- Take your holiday photo on the ice post-game.
- Join us after the game at our Post-Game Party at the Doubletree across from Santander Arena. All are welcome!
- Pride Night - Dec. 2 vs. Norfolk
- The Royals are celebrating their first ever Pride Night with the help of LGBT. Center of Greater Reading
- Pride Dri-Fit headband giveaway.
Join the Reading Royals for FOUR of our biggest games of the year at home! Four-game plan ticket package includes tickets to the following specialty games:
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. Contact the Royals front office for pricing details. 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 in 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.