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Royals Continue Homestand in MLK Day Face-off vs. Mariners

Sunday, January 15th
Royals Continue Homestand in MLK Day Face-off vs. Mariners

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, host the Maine Mariners on Monday, January 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Santander Arena.

The afternoon contest features the MLK Day promotional game. Kids 14 and under are free when ordering tickets here. There is a max of four free tickets per order.

Order tickets and see the full promotional game schedule at royalshockey.com/promotions.

Reading improved to a 22-10-1 record after defeating Adirondack in their previous game, 3-1, on Saturday, January 14th. Tyler Kirkup, Charlie Gerard and Brendan Hoffmann each scored in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit after two periods. Pat Nagle turned aside 37 of 38 shots for his fifth consecutive win with Reading (9-3-0).

The Royals boast an all-time record of 18-8-1 against the Mariners and have outscored Maine 19-12 across their five meetings this season. Reading previously edged out a 6-5 victory at Santander Arena in their previous meeting after the Royals earned their first shutout victory over an opponent against Maine on Friday, November 25th at Cross Insurance Arena. The game was the finale of a two-game series which split between both clubs.Reading stands in second place in the North Division with a .682 win percentage against league wide opponents. The Royals hoist a 17-4-1 divisional record and the best win percentage among North Division teams against divisional opponents (.773%). The Royals have two games fewer played than Newfoundland who posts a 25-9-1-0 record as first place holders in the North Division and Eastern Conference. Behind Reading, Maine surpassed Worcester for third place in the division with a 20-11-1-1 record. Worcester falls to fourth in the standings with a 19-15-3-0 while Trois-Rivières (14-19-2-0) holds fifth place in the division. Adirondack lands in sixth with a 10-17-5-1 record while Norfolk ranks at the bottom of both the North Division and Eastern Conference with a 6-27-1-2 record.Maine rides an eight-game win streak and nine-game points streak into Reading, PA after completing a three-game series sweep over Norfolk on Saturday, January 14th, 6-3. The Royals were the last team to hand the Maine a regulation loss (Wednesday, Dec. 21st). Forward Tim Doherty leads the Mariners in goals (14), assists (23), and points (37).Both clubs will be without prominent offensive players on the ice today as Royals forward Max Newton (36 pts) and Mariners forward Matthew Santos (31 pts) will be attending the 2023 All-Star Classic in Norfolk, Virginia.

A few Royals are on streaks and captured milestones in the series finale against Adirondack: 

  • Streaks:           

    • Forward Shane Sellar is on a five-game point streak (3 G, 4 A)
    • Forward Charlie Gerard is on a three-game point streak (3 G, 1 A)
  • Milestones:
    • Forward Shane Sellar improved his professional career high point streak to five games with an assist
    • Defenseman Will MacKinnon skated in his 50th professional career game
  • Player Rankings:
    • Forward Max Newton is tied for 15th in the league in points (36)
      • Among rookies, Newton is tied for third in goals and is third in points
    • Defenseman Colin Felix is third among rookies in penalty minutes (67) and tied for first in fighting majors (5)
    • Defenseman Garrett McFadden is tied for 11th among defensemen in points (23)
    • Defenseman Mason Millman is tied for second among defensemen in game-winning goals (2)
    • Goalie Nolan Maier is tied for 8th among goaltenders in goal-allowed average (2.45 GAA)
      • Among rookie goaltenders, Maier is fifth in GAA


The game will be streamed live on the Royals Broadcast Network available on the following platforms: 

-Upcoming Games:        

  • Craft Beer / Pucks & Putts Night - Jan. 20 vs. Norfolk
    • Putts, pucks and cart beer specials! 
    • 4 for $60 deal including 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 drinks, and 4 pairs of thundersticks. Presented by Deibler Dental
    • Career Fair- click here to sign up!
    • $2 off craft draft beers from 6-7:00 PM
  • Flyers Affiliation Night / Women in Sports Night - Jan. 28 vs. Worcester
    • Game presented by Enersys
    • Women in sports night with pre-game Q&A featuring professionals from the Phillies, 76ers, FOX 29, and more!
    • Appearance from Gritty
    • Specialty jersey available for auction
    • Girl Scout Night tickets!
    • Pre-game photo on ice with Slapshot from 6:00-6:15 below section 109
    • $2 off craft draft beers 6-7:00 PM
  • Pink In The Rink Night - Feb. 4 vs. Adirondack
    • Breast cancer survivor charity shoot + on ice recognition
    • Health Professionals Night - 1 complimentary ticket and discounted rates for all Reading area healthcare workers! Presented by St. Luke's.
    • Earmuff giveaway!
    • Slapshot Saturdays: $2 off craft draft beers 6-7:00 PM
    • Slapshot Saturdays: pre-game photo on ice with Slapshot from 6:00-6:15 below section 109

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.