Reading, PA - The Reading Royals (17-19-4-2), proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, fell to Adirondack Thunder (30-8-4-2) in overtime, 2-1, on Sunday, February 4th at Santander Arena. Nolan Maier (8-10-2-2) earned the win in net for the Royals with 39 saves on 40 shots through regulation and overtime. Jeremy Brodeur (14-5-1-0) suffered the loss in net for Adirondack with 32 saves on 34 shots through regulation and overtime.
Ryan Smith scored the opening goal for the Thunder on the first penalty shot between the Royals and an opponent this season. Smith beat Maier with a forehand shot to put Adirondack in front 4:25 into the first period, 1-0.
With 3.7 seconds remaining in the middle frame, Brayden Guy earned his sixth goal on the season with a deflection on a shot from Koltrane Wilson and past Brodeur.
The score remained tied through the end of the final frame leading both teams into OT for the third consecutive game.
18 seconds into the overtime period, Adam Brubacher took a shot from a pair of passes from Matt Brown and Devon Paliani from the blueline. This makes for Brubacher’s ninth goal of the season. This assist makes a single-season career high on assists for Paliani at 16. The helper was Brown’s 26th assist on the season.
The Royals return to Santander Arena to face off against the Wheeling Nailers on Tuesday February 6th at 10:30 a.m. for Education Day Game.
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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.