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Royals Chase Playoff Spot in Friday Night Face-off Against Railers

Thursday, March 14th
Royals Chase Playoff Spot in Friday Night Face-off Against Railers

Reading, PA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, continue a four-game week on the road against the Worcester Railers on Friday, March 14th at 7:05 p.m. at the DCU Center.

The Royals conclude their five-game road-trip with a two-game series in Maine against the Mariners on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Cross Insurance Arena.

The Royals return home for a three-game weekend series against the Railers opening on Friday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at Santander Arena. The home game features the Royals Motorsports Night including a pre-game block party with racing vehicles and a live performance by the Reading Buccaneers, as well as a happy hour from 6-7:00 p.m., presented by Schaeffer's Motorsports.

Order tickets: royalshockey.com/tickets


Royals Right Now:

The Royals hoist a 24-27-5-2 record after defeating the Railers in the series opener on Wednesday, March 13th, 2-1, at the DCU Center. Forwards Joe Nardi and Yvan Mongo recorded multi-point games (1g-1a), while Nolan Maier saved 36 of 37 shots faced for his 14th win of the season. Under Interim Head Coach Jason Binkley, the Royals post a 8-8-2-1 record with a point earned in 11 of 19 games.

Nardi ties Matt Brown for the team lead in points this season (39). Nardi ties Devon Paliani for third on the team in goals behind Shane Sellar (15) and team-leading goal scorer Ryan Chyzowski (17).

Scouting the Railers:

Worcester enters the two-game series finale positioned in fourth place in the North Division with a 25-26-4-2 record through 57 games this season. The Railers have split their last six games including a 30-save shutout victory over Trois-Rivières on March 2nd by former Royal John Muse. Muse posted a 28-save shutout against the Royals for his first of two shutouts this season on December 29 at Santander Arena. Muse has posted both shutouts by a Worcester netminder this season and totals 20 shutouts across his 13-year pro career.

Forward Blade Jenkins leads the Railers in goals (20) and points (45) this season. The Jackson, Michigan native is third on the team in assists (25) behind Ashton Calder (26) and leading assist tallier Anthony Collin (29). Calder leads the Railers in power play goals with five.

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:                   

  • 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 (TBA)
    • Slapshot Saturday presented by Albright College
  • Undie Sunday / Slapshot's Birthday - Mar. 24 vs. Worcester - Presented by Members 1st Federal Credit Union
    • Celebrate Slapshot's birthday with the best fuzzball in hockey and all of his mascot guests!
    • Toss your newly packaged underwear onto the ice after the first Royals goal to donate it to charity
    • Giveaway: 2023-24 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.