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Royals Duel Thunder in Two-Game Road Series

Thursday, February 23rd
Royals Duel Thunder in Two-Game Road Series

Glens Falls, NY - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, open a two-game series with the Adirondack Thunder on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Cool Insuring Arena.The Royals close out their road series against the Thunder at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. The Royals return home on Friday, March 3 to host the Trois-Rivières Lions at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. The home game features the Career Ready Berks Night promotional game presented by Mitsubishi Chemical Group. with a Career Fair and "Kids Take Over."

Kids ages 7-14 selected through a registrationprocess will accompany professionals in the Royals organization for the game. The "juniors" will be given a first-hand experience to the work and process that goes into running a sports team's game at the professional level in the roles of broadcaster, in-arena MC, promotional team, coach, DJ, social media team, and Chuck a Puck + 50/50 seller. For more information, visit Royals Career Night.Additionally, the Royals and TeamWork Online invites you to meet hiring managers from sports and entertainment organizations from Reading and the greater Philadelphia area at our Sports and Entertainment Career Fair. Meet representatives from professional teams, agencies and university athletic departments looking to fill various entry job and internship positions. Bring copies of your resume and register for the Career Fair here!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! Enjoy $2 off craft beers from 6-7:00 p.m. at select locations around the concourse.

Order tickets and see the full promotional game schedule at royalshockey.com/promotions.Royals Right Now:

Reading hoists a 28-17-3 record after falling to Newfoundland in their previous game, 4-2, on Monday, February 20 at Santander Arena. Alec Butcher (12) and Charlie Gerard (23) each scored for the Royals. Nolan Maier suffered the loss in net with 19 saves on 23 (12-8-3). 

The Royals boast an all-time record of 44-26-7 against Adirondack and have won six of the seven meetings with the Thunder this season. Reading defeated the Thunder in their previous meeting at Santander Arena on Saturday, February 4, 6-1, to split their two-game series to open the month.Reading stands in third place in the North Division with a .615 win percentage. Maine holds a two point lead over Reading in second place in the division and a 29-16-2-1 record (.635 win percentage). Newfoundland leads the North Division and Eastern Conference standings with a 36-13-1-0 record and .730 win percentage. Worcester ranks fourth in the standings with a 25-23-3-0 record while Adirondack (18-23-6-1) holds a three-point lead over Trois-Rivières (19-29-2-0) for fifth place in the division. Norfolk sits at the bottom of the North Division and Eastern Conference with 12 wins in 51 games (12-36-1-2) Adirondack post a 15-19-5-1 record and have earned points in three of their last four games (2-1-1). The Thunder fell to Trois-Rivières in their previous contest on Sunday, February 19, 4-2, and Saturday, February 18 in overtime, 6-5. The Thunder have dropped four of their last six games yet have won five-straight at home. Forward Patrick Grasso leads the Thunder in goals (19) while forward Shane Harper leads in assists (28). Rookie forward Xavier Parent leads Adirondack in points with 43 (17 G, 26 A) through 41 games this season.

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

  • Streaks:           

    • Forward Devon Paliani is on a four-game point streak (4 G, 2 A)
  • Milestones:
    • Defenseman Mike Chen earned his 75th assist of his professional career.
  • Player Rankings:
    • Forward Max Newton is tied for 15th in the league in points (51)
      • Among rookies, Newton is fourth in goals (22) and points
    • Forward Charlie Gerard is tied for fourth in the league in shots on goal (183)
    • Defenseman Colin Felix is tied for first among rookies in fighting majors (6), is tied for fifth among rookies in penalty minutes (88), and is fourth in minor penalties (29)
    • Defenseman Garrett McFadden is tied for eighth among defensemen in points (31)


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

-Upcoming Games:              

  • Career Ready Berks Night - Mar. 3 vs. Trois-Rivières
    • Career Ready Berks Night Job Fair presented by Mitsubishi Chemical Group
    • Career Fair - Sign Up!
    • $2 off domestic drafts 6-7:00 PM
    • 4 for $60 deal including 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 drinks, and 4 pairs of thundersticks. Presented by Deibler Dental
  • Autism Acceptance Night & Slapshot's Birthday - Mar. 4 vs. Trois-Rivières
    • 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
    • Slapshot's birthday party with visiting friends!
    • Sensory room
    • Scout Night
  • Nickelodeon's Blues Clues Night - Mar. 5 vs. Trois-Rivières
    • Specialty jersey
    • $1.00 kid ticket with purchase of adult ticket (box office only)
    • $1.00 hot dogs, popcorn, chips at select locations
    • Post-game skate
    • Post-game party at Cheers American Bistro at the DoubleTree

2022-23 & 2023-24 Season Memberships

Reading Royals season tickets, flex memberships and group tickets are available for the 2022-23 & 2023-24 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.