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Royals Embark on Wheeling Riding Three-Game Win Streak

Wednesday, January 11th
Royals Embark on Wheeling Riding Three-Game Win Streak

Wheeling, WV - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, travel to Wheeling, West Virginia to take on the Wheeling Nailers on the road on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:10 p.m. at WesBanco Arena.

The Royals return home on Friday, January 13th to open a two-game series with the Adirondack Thunder. The series opener features the Wizards Night promotional game which includes the Royals player House Cup Competition, wizards themed games around the concourse, and a wizards costume contest held during the second intermission. Dress as your favorite magical characters for a chance to win a Royals prize pack.

In the House Cup Competition, players will be separated into four houses, each with their own Head of House and will earn points based on in-game events. The house with the most points will be the House Cup Champion!

Ticket, food and drink deals are all in one great package as the 4 for $60 deal including four tickets, hot dogs, drinks and thundersticks presented by Deibler Dental. Order your 4 for $60 deal here!

See the full promotional game schedule at royalshockey.com/promotions.

Reading hoists a 20-9-1 record after defeating Worcester in their previous game, 2-1, on Saturday, January 7th. Shane Sellar scored the game-winning goal, the first of his professional career while goaltender Nolan Maier earned the win in net with 28 saves on 29 shots faced for his eighth consecutive win as a Royal (8-2-1).

The Royals boast an all-time record of 112-87 against Wheeling and have won two of the five meetings with the Nailers this season. In the head-to-head season series, Reading and Wheeling have each scored 15 goals and have compiled a total of 166 penalty minutes, the most between the Royals and a single opponent this season.Reading fell to Wheeling in their previous meeting on December 31st, 6-5, in a three-game series finale. Wheeling won the series opener in Reading on Wednesday, December 28th, 2-1, while the Royals downed the Nailers in game two at WesBanco arena on Friday, December 30th, 4-2.Reading overthrew Worcester for second place in the North Division after sweeping the Railers and improving to a .683 win percentage. The Royals have two games fewer played than Newfoundland and four games fewer played compared to Worcester. The Growlers (22-9-1-0) hold first place in the North Division and Eastern Conference. Behind Reading, Worcester sits in third place (19-13-2-0) while Maine (17-11-1-1) stands in fourth and Trois-Rivières (14-17-1-0) holds fifth place in the standings. Adirondack lands in sixth with a 10-15-5-1 record while Norfolk ranks at the bottom of both the North Division and Eastern Conference with a 6-24-2-1 record.Wheeling fell to 16-15-1-0 and had their three-game win streak snapped by Kalamazoo in their previous game in which the Nailers were shutout for the first time this season. The Nailers have won five of their last seven games and have earned points in six of their last eight games after they earned a point in an overtime loss to Cincinnati on Sunday, December 18th. At home, the Nailers have dropped four of their last six games where they've been outscored by their opponents 24 goals to their own 19. Forward Justin Addamo leads the team in goals (14) while defensemen Josh Maniscalco leads the Nailers in assists (18) and points (26).

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

  • Streaks:           

    • Captain Garrett McFadden is on a five-game point streak (7 A)
    • Forward Shane Sellar is on a two-game point streak (2 G, 1 A)
  • Milestones:
    • Forward Shane Sellar scored his first game-winning goal of his professional career
    • Garrett McFadden improved his career high point streak to five games with an assist
    • Nolan Maier improved his career high win streak in the ECHL to eight games
  • Player Rankings:
    • Forward Max Newton is tied for 5th in the league in goals (17) and tied for 11th in the league in points (35)
      • Among rookies, Newton is second in goals and is third in points.
    • Forward Trey Bradley is tied for 14h in the league in points (33)
    • Defenseman Colin Felix is tied for second among rookies in penalty minutes (65), tied for first in fighting majors (5)
    • Defenseman Garrett McFadden is 12th among defensemen in points (20)
    • Defenseman Mason Millman is tied for second among defensemen in game-winning goals (2)


Today's game will be streamed on the Royals Broadcast Network available on the following platforms: 

-Upcoming Games:     

  • Wizards Night - Jan. 13 vs. Adirondack
    • Royals Players' house competition
    • Chase the snitch on the concourse
    • $2 off domestic drafts 6-7:00 PM
    • Butterbeer
    • Wizard-themed games
    • 4 for $60 deal including 4 tickets, hot dogs, drinks, and thundersticks presented by Deibler Dental
    • Job fair
  • Flintstones Night - Jan. 14 vs. Adirondack
    • Yabba dabba doo! Join the Royals for Flintstones night, and bid on their game-worn specialty jerseys!
    • Double Tree post-game party
    • $2 off craft draft beers 3-4:00 PM
    • Yabba-Dabba-Doo voice contest
    • Flintstone costume contest
    • Fruity Pebbles eating contest
  • MLK Day - Jan. 16 vs. Maine
    • FREE admission for kids ages 14 and under

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.