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Nolan Maier Re-signs with Phantoms

Thursday, July 27th
Nolan Maier Re-signs with Phantoms

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals' American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms announced on Thursday that goaltender Nolan Maier has re-signed with the club for the 2023-24 season.Maier, 22, is entering his second professional season after previously playing games between the Royals and Phantoms (AHL) during the 2022-23 season. The Yorkton, Saskatchewan native opened his rookie season in Reading where he appeared in five games and earned his first professional win in net on November 11, 2022 in a 4-3 win against the Wheeling Nailers. He had six stints in Reading in the 2022-23 season and accumulated a record of 12-8-3 and .892 save-percentage. During the Royals' 2023 Kelly Cup Playoff run, Maier started in net for Game Three of the North Division Semifinal against the Maine Mariners.With Lehigh Valley, Maier posted a 5-2-2 record, 2.85 goals-against average and .886 save-percentage in nine American Hockey League regular season games. Maier made an appearance in Game Three of the Phantoms first-round Calder Cup Playoff series against the Charlotte Checkers. Maier saved nine of the 11 total shots he faced in relief for Sam Ersson.

Before going pro, the 6'0" 172-pound goaltender played for the Saskatoon Blades in the Western Hockey League. He played in 216 career games with Saskatoon going 122-72-18, 2.89, .905. Maier holds the all-time Saskatoon records for games played (216), wins (121), shutouts (12) and career saves (5,788).


2023-24 Season Memberships

Reading Royals Season Memberships, six-game plans, ten-game plans, and group tickets are available for the 2023-24 season now 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 preparing for their 22nd season in the ECHL. They won their first Kelly Cup championship in 2013 and have clinched playoff berths in 12 of the previous 13 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.