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Royals Complete Sweep Over Admirals for Fourth-Straight Win

Sunday, December 4th
Royals Complete Sweep Over Admirals for Fourth-Straight Win

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 4-1, Saturday, December 3rd at Santander Arena. The Royals improved to 11-5-1 in their fourth consecutive win courtesy of multi-point games from forwards Charlie Gerard (1 G, 1 A), Shane Sellar (2 A) and defenseman Mason Millman (2 A). Nolan Maier was stellar in goal for Reading as he saved 28 of 29 shots faced for his sixth-straight win as a Royal (6-2-1). Admirals goalie Michael Bullion saved 24 of 27 shots faced and suffered his second consecutive loss (1-4-1).


The Royals struck first 15:17 into the first period to initiate the reigning down of stuffed animals in the annual Teddy Bear Toss Game. Kamerin Nault earned the honor of the Teddy Bear Toss goal scorer for the 2022-23 season with his first goal as a Royal. The goal was scored on Reading's first power play of the game. It’s the second-straight year the Teddy Bear Toss goal came on a Royals power play.

With a one-goal lead after the first period, Reading extended their lead to three with back-to-back goals in a span of 48 seconds. Devon Paliani snapped a wrist shot past Bullion’s glove save attempt moments before Charlie Gerard put a shot through the netminder’s pads. The goals were Paliani and Gerard’s second and third goals of the season respectively.

Mason Millman and Shane Sellar each earned assists on Gerard’s goal which was scored 6:46 into the second period for one of their two assists in the game. The two-point performance for Millman and Sellar was the second multi-point games of both skater’s seasons.

Norfolk scored their lone goal of the game on one of their ten shots in the third period. The Admirals led the Royals in shots in the final period and entirety of regulation, however failed to convert on four power play opportunities in the game. The best offensive chances for Norfolk came in the third period, however Maier made multiple stops in close to his net that kept the Admirals comeback effort at bay. 

The Royals sealed the series finale victory with an empty net goal scored by Dominic Cormier with 18 seconds remaining in regulation. Gerard earned the secondary assist on Cormier’s empty net goal (2) for his third multi-point game of the season.

The Royals open a three-game series against the Allen Americans on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena which continues with games on Friday, December 9th and Sunday, December 11th. The series features all promotional games at the arena! Learn more about 6-1-0 Night, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and the Undie Sunday promotional games and see the full ~ promotional schedule ~ now!

Upcoming Games:

  • 6-1-0 Night - Dec. 7 vs. Allen
    • Celebrate the community and area code of Reading with deals on tickets and drinks around the concourse!
    • $6.10 for Green Zone tickets
    • College Students ONLY pay service fees for a ticket
    • $5 "Buy One, Get One" tickets for students with a valid .edu email address
    • $1 beers at select locations
  • 'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Dec. 9 vs. Allen
    • Post-game LIVE auction for specialty jerseys
    • Ugly sweater contest
    • Acoustic Christmas sing-a-long with Matt Pless
    • Bring your stocking for early presents from the Royals, at info desk
    • 4 for $60 deal including 4 tickets, hot dogs, drinks, and thundersticks presented by Deibler Dental
    • Post-Game Party at the DoubleTree
    • $2 off craft beers 6-7:00 PM
    • Santa Claus appearance
  • Undie Sunday - Dec. 11 vs. Allen
    • Toss your newly packaged underwear on the ice after the first Royals goal to donate it to charity
    • Post-game skate with players
    • $1 hot dogs, popcorn, and chips at select locations
    • Captain Underpants coloring contest + book collection giveaway

Four-Game Plan

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.