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Royals Battle Wings In Holiday Sweaters For Christmas In Margaritaville

Friday, December 1st
Royals Battle Wings In Holiday Sweaters For Christmas In Margaritaville

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, close out their two-game home series with the Kalamazoo Wings on Saturday, December 2 at 7:00 PM at Santander Arena.

The home game will be a Christmas in Margaritaville promotional game with a Hawaiian Shirt GIVEAWAY (first 1,500 fans - sizes M & XL), pregame Happy Hour (6-7 PM), holiday picture opportunities with Santa Claus and Slapshot starting in section 109 presented by Albright College, Jimmy Buffett music and frozen margarita drinks being served at Lamplighters in section 101 on the concourse!


The Royals are also holding a "Hat Trick Contest" with a $5,000.00 value Margaritaville Beach House Key West Resort trip! Learn how to enter and have your chance at the trip for two HERE!

Three selected fans will have a chance to win two plane tickets for a one week stay at the Margaritaville Beach House Key West Resort. In addition to the one-week stay, the winner will also receive $1,000.00 in spending money on the trip with the opportunity to enjoy the tunes of Buffett and a cheeseburger in paradise!

During the game, the Royals will be sporting specialty 'Christmas in Margaritaville' themed jerseys on the ice! You can bid on your favorite player's game-worn jersey on Hanbid. The online auction ends Sunday at 9 PM.

Replica versions of the specialty jersey are available at the Lion's Den Team Store. Visit the online store HERE.

Order tickets for the Royals Christmas in Margaritaville game on Dec. 2: royalshockey.com/tickets


Royals Right Now:

Reading hoists a 4-10-1-1 record following their series opener lose to the Wings, 4-3, on Thursday, November 30 at Santander Arena. Tag Bertuzzi scored two goals in his Royals debut and Brendan Hoffmann scored his first goal of the season in the game for Reading. However, a two-goal game for Josh Passolt and early third period goal by Erik Bradford propelled the Wings over the Royals, 4-3.

Ryan Chyzowski leads the Royals in goals (10) and his joined by Yvan Mongo, Matt Brown and Joe Nardi for the team lead in points (14) through 16 games this season. Joe Nardi leads the team in assists (10).

Scouting the Wings:

Kalamazoo (7-9-0-0) has opened their season with 14 points through 16 games. Forward Erik Bradford leads the Wings in assists (10), points (15). He ties fellow forwards Ty Glover and Josh Passolt for the team lead in goals (5).

The Wings enter Santander Arena with wins in three-straight road games and a 3-5-0 road record. The Royals are 13-14-2 all-time against Kalamazoo and have dropped five of their last six meetings with the Western Conference foes.


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

FloSports: flosports.link/3yarTg4

Mixlr: mixlr.com/readingroyals


Upcoming Games:                   

  • La Noche de Los Royales - Dec. 8 vs. Trois-Rivières - Presented by Visions Federal Credit Union
    • Latin American music and dance performances
    • Spanish speaking in-arena host
    • Slapshot Saturday presented by Albright College
  • Military Appreciation / Teddy Bear Toss Night - Dec. 9 vs. Trois-Rivières
    • Join us as we salute our armed forces
    • Toss your teddy bears/stuffed animals onto the ice after the Royals' first goal
    • Military Appreciation specialty jersey
    • Slapshot Saturday presented by Albright College
    • Giveaway: Camo bucket hat
  • Taylor Swift Night (Royals Version) - Dec. 15 vs. Worcester
    • Sing your heart out as we celebrate Reading's own Taylor Swift!
    • Taylor Swift music playlist throughout the game
    • Friendship bracelet making
    • Dress as your favorite Taylor Swift Era
    • Swiftie trivia


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.