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Royals Down Admirals in Comeback Win at Home, 6-3

Saturday, December 3rd
Royals Down Admirals in Comeback Win at Home, 6-3

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, defeated the Norfolk Admirals, 6-3, Friday, December 2nd at Santander Arena. The Royals improved to 10-5-1 and earned their third consecutive win through the resounding efforts of Max Newton and Trey Bradley who each scored multi-goal games while Kamerin Nault led the stat sheet for Reading with three points (3 A). Nolan Maier saved 24 of 27 shots faced for his fifth-straight win as a Royal (5-2-1). Admirals goalie Tomas Vomacka saved 30 of 35 shots faced and suffered his eighth loss of the season (0-8-0).


The Admirals broke open the scoring 37 seconds into the game on Brett Van Os first of three points in the game. Van Os shot a centering pass from Cody Milan past Maier’s blocker for the second fastest goal scored against the Royals to open a game this season (Orrin Centazzo, NFL: 21 seconds - 10/29/22). Van Os helped the Admirals extend their lead halfway through the period with the primary assist on Tag Bertuzzi’s team leading sixth goal of the season.

Bradley answered Norfolk’s early two-goal lead with his first of two goals in the game. A wrist shot snapped over the sprawled out Vomacka cut Reading’s deficit to one goal after the first period, 2-1. 

The Royals took the lead on three goal second period while holding Norfolk scoreless for the full middle frame of play. Brendan Hoffmann evened the score 68 seconds into the period with a deflection past Vomacka while Jacob Gaucher scored on Reading’s second of three power plays in the game 11:31 into the second period to take the lead, 3-2. 

After Newton extended Reading’s lead to two goals with a one-time blast to cap off a tic-tac-toe feed between himself, Nault, Charlie Gerard, Norfolk brought the game back within a goal 6:14 into the third period. Van Os connected with Denis Smirnov on an odd man rush into Reading’s zone and watched as Smirnov picked the top shelf of Maier’s net for the forwards first goal as an Admiral.

Reading scored an insurance goal to put them up by a pair over the Admrials on Newton's second goal of the game. Nault earned an assist on Newton’s team leading 11th goal of the season for his first three-assist game of his professional career. Additionally, the assist was the 75th point of Nault’s professional career.

Bradley earned a milestone of his own with his empty net goal scored with 2:09 remaining in regulation. The two-goal game tallied Bradley’s 49th and 50th professional career goals and his second multi-goal game of the season.

The Royals tied their season-high for most goals in a game this season (6) and erased a two-goal deficit to go on and win for the second time this season after previously defeating the Maine Mariners. 5-3, after trailing by two goals in the first period on Friday, November 11th.

The Royals host the Admirals in the series finale on Saturday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. The game features The Teddy Bear Toss/Margaritaville promotional game. Learn more about the promotional game and see the full ~ promotional schedule ~ now!

Upcoming Games:

  • Teddy Bear Toss / Margaritaville - Dec. 3 vs. Norfolk
    • Bring your stuffed animals to toss onto the ice after the first Royals goal to donate stuffed animals to local non-profits.
    • Speciality jersey debut with game worn jersey auction ending on 12/4 @ 9 p.m.
    • Deals on drinks + signature margarita.
    • $2 off craft draft beers 6-7:00 p.m.
    • Santa Claus appearance.
    • Beach Bum attire contest.
  • 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

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.