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Royals Suit Up for Saturday Night Showdown with Mariners in Maine

Saturday, January 20th
Royals Suit Up for Saturday Night Showdown with Mariners in Maine

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, continue a six-game series with the Maine Mariners on Saturday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. at Cross Insurance Arena.

The Royals return home for Pride Night and a Wild Wednesday on January 24th at 7:00 p.m. presented by the LGBT Center of Greater Reading! Enjoy $2 dollar beers, Buy One, Get One College Student Tickets, and $6.10 Orange Zone tickets!

Order tickets: royalshockey.com/tickets


Royals Right Now:

The Royals hoist a 15-17-1-1 record after defeating the Mariners in the first of three face-offs on the weekend in Maine, 5-2. The win came after the Royals fell to the Mainers on Monday, January 15, 4-1. The Royals took the series opener over the Mariners, 1-0, behind Parker Gahagen's 12th professional career shutout before falling the Maine on Saturday, January 13, 6-4.

Matt Brown leads the Royals with 31 points and 19 assists. Brown ties fellow forward Ryan Chyzowski for the team lead in goals with 12. Gahagen has won six of his last seven starts in net for Reading. He turned aside 17 of the 19 shots faced in his sixth win of the season in the Friday night victory for Reading.

Scouting the Mariners:

Maine enters the fifth game of the series at 14-15-5-0 through 34 games this season. The Mariners have earned a point in five of their last seven games, and have won four of their last six games overall.

Forward Alex Kile leads the Mariners in goals (22) and points (42). The Troy, Michigan native is second on the team in assists (20) behind team leader Gabriel Chicoine (22). Chicoine scored both goals for the Mariners in the Friday night loss.


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.