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Fawcett Scores 100th Pro Career Goal, Royals Fall to Nailers, 8-2

Saturday, January 27th
Fawcett Scores 100th Pro Career Goal, Royals Fall to Nailers, 8-2

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals (16-19-3-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, fell to the Wheeling Nailers (21-16-1-1), 8-2, on Saturday, January 27th at Santander Arena. Ryan Kenny (0-1-0-0) started in goal for Reading and had 10 saves on 15 shots faced. At 29:30, Nolan Maier stepped in goal in relief of Kenny. Maier had 12 saves on 15 shots faced. Jaxon Castor (4-1-0-0) earned the win in net for Wheeling with 27 saves on 29 shots faced. 


The Nailers opened up scoring with a 3-0 lead 5:30 into play on goals by Thimo Nickl, Lukas Svejkovsky, and Dillon Hamaliuk. The three-goal lead held through the first period with Kenny stopping six of nine shots faced while Castor saved all 11 shots.

At the 2:20 mark of the middle frame, Tyson Fawcett, in his 504th professional game, scored his 100th professional career goal. Koletrane Wilson earned the lone assist with a pass to Fawcett from the bottom of the right face-off circle to the crease for Fawcett’s deflection.

The Nailers answered back with four-straight goals, three of which scored within a span of 4:03. Justin Lee, Hamaliuk, and Svejkovsky earned the goals before Matt Koopman tapped in a goal past Maier off a rebound with seven seconds remaining in the second period. Isaac Belliveau and David Jankowski earned the assists. 

In the final frame, Matthew Quercia pushed a rebound past Maier for his eighth goal of the season. Tanner Laderoute and Jordan Martel earned the helpers on Quercia’s Wheeling’s eighth goal of the game. With 2:24 left in the third period, Adam Brubacher delivered a slapshot from the blueline past Castor. Devon Paliani and Joe Nardi earned the assists on Brubacher’s eighth goal of the season. The goal extended Brubacher’s point streak to five games while the assist improved Paliani’s point streak to six games. 

The Royals open a three-game series against the Adirondack Thunder in Glens Falls, New York on Friday, February 2nd at 7:00 p.m. The Royals return home to conclude the series with the Thunder on Saturday, February 3rd for Pink in the Rink at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday February 4 for their Autism Acceptance game at 3:00 p.m. at Santander Arena!

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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.