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Saturday, March 4th
Prides of the North Battle on Autism Acceptance Night

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, continue a three-game home series with the Trois-Rivières Lions on Saturday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena.The home game features the annual tradition of presenting the game in a sensory deprived manner to make the most comfortable environment possible for everyone. Accessible sensory rooms and accommodating in-game aspects will be featured and open to all fans.Additionally, celebrate Slapshot's birthday with special guests and friends at the game! Wish Slapshot a happy birthday and take a photo with the best mascot in hockey in a pre-game photo opportunity below section 109 from 6-6:15 PM.Concessions deals at the game include $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 30-18-3 record after defeating Trois-Rivières in their previous game, 7-5, on Friday, March 3 at Santander Arena. Charlie Gerard earned his fourth multi-goal game of the season and joined Mason Millman (3 A) and Jacob Gaucher (1 G, 2 A) with three-point games to take the four-game series opener. Pat Nagle earned the win in net with 27 saves on 33 (10-4-0). 

The Royals are 9-3-3-1 against Trois-Rivières all-time with points in four of their five meetings all-time at Santander Arena (3-1-1). Prior to the series opener, Reading defeated the Lions, 3-1, on Wednesday, January 25. The Royals swept the Lions in back-to-back games to open the season series on Friday, December 16th (2-0 W) and on Saturday, December 17th (4-2 W). Against the Lions on the road, the Royals improved to a record of 5-2-2-1 with the series sweep earlier this season. The Royals have doubled the Lions in goals this season and ride a franchise high four-game win streak over Trois-Rivières into the second game of the series.Reading is tied for second place in the North Division with Maine at .618 win percentages and 63 points on the season. Newfoundland leads the North Division and Eastern Conference standings with a 37-13-1-0 record and .735 win percentage. Worcester ranks fourth in the standings with a 28-24-3-0 record while Adirondack (21-23-7-1) holds an eight-point lead over Trois-Rivières (20-31-2-0) for fifth place in the division. Norfolk sits at the bottom of the North Division and Eastern Conference with 13 wins in 55 games (13-38-1-3) Prior to the series opener loss, Trois-Rivières defeated the Eastern Conference's first place Newfoundland Growlers on Saturday, February 25, 4-2, after falling to the Growlers on Friday, February 24, 3-1, and Wednesday, February 22, 6-1. The Lions have split their last six games (3-3) games and have dropped 9 of their last 12 games on the road. Forward Anthony Beauregard leads the Lions in goals (17) while forward Brett Stapley leads the club in assists (27) and points (33).

A few Royals are on streaks and captured milestones in the series opener against Trois-Rivières: 

  • Streaks:           

    • Forward Charlie Gerard is on a seven-game point streak (7 G, 5 A)
    • Forward Alec Butcher is on a four-game point streak (2 G, 3 A)
  • Milestones:
    • Forward Charlie Gerard scored his 100th point of his professional career.
      • Gerard set a career-high in point streak at seven games.
    • Defenseman Zach Shankar made his Royals debut.
  • Player Rankings:
    • Forward Max Newton is tied for 18th in the league in points (52)
      • Among rookies, Newton is fourth in goals (23) and points
    • Forward Charlie Gerard is third in the league in shots on goal (204)
    • Defenseman Colin Felix is tied for first among rookies in fighting majors (7), is fifth among rookies in penalty minutes (101), and is fourth in minor penalties (33)
    • Defenseman Garrett McFadden is eleventh among defensemen in points (31)
    • Defenseman Mason Millman is tied for 12th among defensemen in points (30)


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

-Upcoming Games:                

  • 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
  • Go Green Night - Mar. 17 vs. Atlanta
    • The Royals express their allegiance to minimalizing environmental impact presented by Enhancity.
    • Berks Nature water bottle giveaway for the first 500 fans that visit their table.
    • 4 for $60 deal including 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 drinks, and 4 pairs of thundersticks. Presented by Deibler Dental
    • $2 off domestic draft beers 6-7:00 PM
    • Green ice
  • St.Hat-Trick's Day - Mar. 18 vs. Atlanta
    • The Royals show their Irish pride in their annual game presented by Enhancity.
    • Green Royals puck bottle opener giveaway (first 1500)
    • $10,000 giveaway
    • Green beer and ice
    • $2 off craft draft beers 6-7:00 PM
    • Teachers Appreciation Night presented by Customers Bank
    • Slapshot Saturdays: pre-game photo on ice with Slapshot from 6:00-6:15 below section 109
    • Live post-game specialty jersey auction

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.