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Royals Open Home Series With Nailers on Pride Night

Tuesday, January 23rd
Royals Open Home Series With Nailers on Pride Night

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, open a three-game home series with the Wheeling Nailers on Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena.

The home game will be the Royals annual Pride Night presented by LGBT Center of Greater Reading! Fans can enjoy a Pride Celebration and Wild Wednesday deals including $2 beer at select locations on the concourse, Buy One, Get One College Student tickets, and $6.10 Orange Zone tickets! College students can claim their BOGO ticket deal at the box office at Santander Arena!

Order tickets: royalshockey.com/tickets


Royals Right Now:

The Royals hoist a 16-17-2-1 record after falling to the Mariners in overtime, 4-3, in the six-game series finale on Sunday, January 21. The Royals took the first two of three face-offs on the weekend in Maine to finish the six-game series with a 3-2-1 record and 7 of the possible 12 points.

Matt Brown leads the Royals with 33 points and 21 assists. Ryan Chyzowski scored his team leading 13th goal of the season on Saturday, January 20. Gahagen has won seven of his last eight starts in net for Reading. He turned aside 31 of 32 shots faced in his seventh win of the season in the Saturday night victory for Reading.

Scouting the Nailers:

Wheeling enters the series at 18-16-1-1 through 36 games this season. The Nailers swept the Iowa Heartlanders in two-game series with wins on Friday, January 19, 4-1, and Saturday, January 20, 4-3. The Nailers have split their last four road games and have dropped four of their last six games overall.

Forward Dillon Hamaliuk leads the Nailers in assists (18) and points (29). Forward Jordan Martel leads the team in goals (13) and has earned a point in three of his last four games.


The 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:                   

  • Star Wars / Pediatric Cancer Night - Jan. 27 vs. Wheeling
    • Join Chewbacca and friends from the Star Wars universe at the arena, and help support the fight against Pediatric Cancer
    • Appearances from your favorite Star Wars characters
    • Star Wars specialty jerseys
    • Slapshot Saturday presented by Albright College
    • Giveaway: Ice Angels team poster
  • Pink in the Rink / Women in Sports / Healthcare Professionals Appreciation Night  - Feb. 3 vs. Adirondack
    • 1st intermission breast cancer survivors charity shot and on-ice recognition
    • Pink in the Rink specialty jersey
    • Slapshot Saturday presented by Albright College
    • Giveaway: Pink Beanie
  • Autism Acceptance Night  - Feb. 4 vs. Adirondack - Presented Prospectus Berco 
    • Accessible sensory rooms and accommodating in-game aspects featured and open to all fans
    • Help raise funds for Prospectus Berco by participating in a pre-game Harmony Walk on the concourse with Slapshot and Royals players (More info TBA)
    • Chinese New Year specialty jersey


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.