April 5, 2013 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals
Reading, PA- The Reading Royals of the, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, won Game One of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup with the Greenville Road Warriors, 1-0, at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Goaltender Riley Gill made all seventeen stops he was called upon to make to record a shutout in his first playoff game as a Royal. Yannick Tifu scored the only goal of the game 12:01 into the second period. Tifu, who was planted at the right side of the Road Warrior crease, was able to redirect a diagonal-down pass from Nikita Kahirsky over the right pad-and under the right arm-of Road Warrior goaltender Connor Knapp. The Royals power play was unable to connect in seven chances with the man advantage, including 1:48 of five-on-three mid-way into the third; but the penalty kill knocked off all three chances on the power play for Greenville.
The Royals and Road Warriors face off in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals tomorrow (Saturday, April 6 @7:05 pm) at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Friday's game night broadcast on CBS Sports Radio 1240 am and 98.5 fm will kick off with the pre-game warm-up show presented by Steve Moyer Subaru at 6:35 pm. Game Two of the best of seven series will be played at the Sovereign Center on Saturday, April 6 (@7:05 pm). More information is available at 610-898-7825 and through the Royals website: www.royalshockey.com. Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at Reading Royals and "Follow" us on Twitter @RRoyalshockey for the latest team information.
EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINAL
(1) Reading Royals v (8) Greenville Road Warriors
Game One: Reading 1 - Greenville 0 (04/05/13 @ Reading)
Game Two: Saturday, April 6 (7:05 pm) at Sovereign Center, Reading, PA
Game Three: Wednesday, April 10 (7:00 pm) at BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC
Game Four: Thursday, April 11 (7:00 pm) at BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC
Game Five (IF NECESSARY): Sunday, April 14 (4:00 pm) at BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC
Game Six (IF NECESSARY): Tuesday, April 16 (7:05 pm) at Sovereign Center, Reading, PA
Game Seven (IF NECESSARY): Wednesday, April 17 (7:05 pm) at Sovereign Center, Reading, PA