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Royals Struck Down By Thunder In Road Trip Opener, 5-1

Wednesday, November 22nd
Royals Struck Down By Thunder In Road Trip Opener, 5-1

Glens Falls, NY –The Reading Royals (3-8-1-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, fell to the Adirondack Thunder (7-3-1-0) on Wednesday, November 22 at Cool Insuring Arena. Nolan Maier (1-4-0-1) suffered the loss in goal for Reading with 23 shots faced on 38 shots faced. Tyler Brennan (1-1-0-0) earned his first professional win in net with 27 saves on 28 shots faced for Adirondack. 


Patrick Grasso scored an unassisted goal 13:53 into the first period on a deflection from Ryan Chyzowski into his own goal. Grasso’s goal went unassisted for his sixth tally of the season and put the Thunder in front, 1-0.

The Royals evened the score on Yvan Mongo’s sixth goal of the season. Joseph Nardi earned the assist with the cross crease pass to Mongo on a 2-on-1 rush with 2:32 left in the first period.

The Thunder took off offensively with a two-goal second period and two-goal third period. Ryan Orgel pot one past Maier 8:13 into the period with Mike Gillespie earning the lone helper on the goal. With a near buzzer for the period, Colin Felix blasted a one-timer past his former teammate for his first goal as a member of the Thunder. Shane Harper earned the assist on the goal for a multi-point game (2a). 

In the third, Maier made a strong and quick glove save against Grant Jozefek at 2:05 into the final period. After penalties to Mike Chen for delay of game and Shane Sellar for boarding, Yushiroh Hirano converted on a 5-on-3 with a wrist shot past Maier at the 6:44 mark. Erik Middendorf sealed the game off with a fifth goal in the game and his seventh of the season at 15:02.

The Royals continue their road trip against the Maine Mariners on Friday, November 24, at 7:15 PM and Saturday, November 25th, at 6:00 PM at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine.

The Royals return home on Thursday, November 30 to host the Kalamazoo Wings at 7:00 PM at Santander Arena. The home game will be a Throwback Thursday promotional game with music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s playing through the night! To order tickets to our Throwback Thursday game, visit royalshockey.com/tickets


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 in 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.