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Royals Seek Series Sweep Over Growlers in Wild Wednesday Series Finale

Tuesday, February 20th
Royals Seek Series Sweep Over Growlers in Wild Wednesday Series Finale

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, conclude a three-game series with the Newfoundland Growlers on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena.

The home game is a Wild Wednesday promotional game featuring concession and ticket 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 19-22-5-2 record after taking the opening two games of their series against the Growlers in a shootout on Saturday, February 17, 4-3, and in regulation on Monday, February 19, 2-1. Ryan Cox scored the game-winning goal with 3:36 remaining in regulation for his first goal as a Royal. Under Interim Head Coach Jason Binkley, the Royals post a 3-3-2-1 record with a point earned in six of nine games.

Joe Nardi (10g-21a) leads the Royals' active roster with 31 points this season. Ryan Chyzowski (17) leads the team in goals and is second on the active roster in points (30).

Scouting the Growlers:

Newfoundland enters the series finale at 22-20-7-2 through 51 games this season. The Growlers had their six-game point snapped on Monday by the Royals. Before the series opener, the Growlers swept the Greenville Swamp Rabbits without allowing more than two goals in any of the three games. The Growlers are 9-13-4-1 on the road with a 2-5-2 record in their last nine road contests (outscored by opponent 30-24).

Forward Isaac Johnson leads the Growlers in goals (23) and points (50) in 38 games played while forward Zach O'Brien leads the club in assists (32). Johnson's 10 power play goals leads the Growlers and ties for the fourth most PPG's in the ECHL.


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:                   

  • Superhero / Battle of the Badges / Scout Night - Mar. 2 vs. Adirondack
    • Join us as we honor our local heros with a night dedicated to our community's first responders!
    • Pre-game Battle of the Badges game between Reading Police & Fire Department vs. opponent TBD
    • *Ticket to Battle of the Badges serves as ticket to Royals 7 PM game
    • Superhero guest appearances
    • Scout Troop benefits - For info, contact Chris Hazel (chazel@royalshockey.com)
    • Slapshot Saturday presented by Albright College
  • Motorsports Night - Mar. 22 vs. Worcester - Presented by Schaeffer's Motorsports
    • Rev it up with the Royals at their Motorsports Night!
    • Pre-game block party on Penn St. with vehicle displays
  • St. Hat-Tricks / Teacher Appreciation / Go Green Night - Mar. 23 vs. Worcester
    • Enjoy St. Patrick's Day the right way with green ice, beer, and the chance at a $10,000 giveaway
    • St. Patrick's specialty jersey
    • Slapshot Saturday presented by Albright College


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.