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Royals Open Three-Game Series With Idaho For First Game of 2024

Tuesday, January 2nd
Royals Open Three-Game Series With Idaho For First Game of 2024

Boise, ID – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, open a three-game home series with the Idaho Steelheads on Wednesday, January 3 at 9:10 PM EST at Idaho Central Arena.

The Royals road series in Idaho continues on Friday, January 5 and Saturday January 6. Both games are scheduled for puck drop at 9:10 PM EST.

The Royals return home on Friday, January 12 at 7:00 PM at Santander Arena. The first home game of 2024 is the Royals' Clothe the Community Night promotional game presented by CommunityAid. Fans can place clothes in collection bins at the game and enjoy a pre-game Happy Hour from 6-7 PM.


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Royals Right Now:

The Royals hoist an 11-14-1-1 record after taking two of the possible six points in their three-game series with the Worcester Railers on December 29-31. Reading defeated the Railers in overtime, 4-3, on Saturday for their lone win of the series. They dropped the series opener on Friday, 5-0, and series finale on Sunday, 2-1.

Brown leads the Royals with 25 points and ties both forward Ryan Chyzowski for the team lead in goals (11) and Jo Nardi for the team lead in assists (15). Brown has registered four points (3g-1a) in his last two games.

Scouting the Steelheads:

Idaho enters Wednesday at 22-7-0-1 through 30 games this season. The Steelheads stand in second place in the Western Conference with the most goals scored in the league (141, 4.7 GPG average). They tie Greenville and Utah for the most number of wins at home with an 11-3-0-1 record at Idaho Central Arena. They have won four of their last five home games.

The Steelheads have won seven of their last 10 games but have dropped two of their last three entering the new year. Forward Wade Murphy leads the ECHL in points (47) while forward Mark Russell leads Idaho and the ECHL in goals (22). Defenseman Patrick Kudla is fifth in the league in assists and leads the team with 25.


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:                   

  • Clothe the Community Night - Jan. 12 vs. Maine - Presented by Community Aid Thrift Stores
    • Help us collect and provide clothing for our community with Community Aid Thrift Stores
  • Flyers Affiliation Night - Jan. 13 vs. Maine - Presented by Enersys
    • Join us in celebrating our affiliation with the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms!
    • Gritty appearance
    • City Edition specialty jersey
    • Slapshot Saturday presented by Albright College
    • Giveaway: Orange lunchbox
  • 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


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.