Beast Silence Royals with Three in the Second, 5-2
Reading, PA - Frank Hora scored his first professional goal, but the Brampton Beast registered three goals in the second period and veered past the Reading Royals, 5-2, Sunday at Santander Arena. Mark Bennett (1g, 1a) also recorded his first Royals goal to cut the Beast edge to two with 5:34 remaining in the game.
Hora has played in 35 games and is best among active Royals players with a plus-11 rating.
Willie Corrin scored a pair of goals in the second, giving the Beast a 3-1 lead with 5:51 to go in the frame. His second goal was a tap-in strike at the left post. Brandon MacLean had the other goal in the second to give Brampton the edge for good, 2-1, at 7:25 of the second. Corrin (PPG) and MacLean scored Brampton's first two goals in a span of 1:07.
Reading had 16 shots in the third and beat Zach Fucale once (win, 35 saves). Brandon Marino scored an empty-net goal with 61 seconds to go to end the comeback attempt. Mark Dekanich allowed four goals on 38 shots.
Hora received a fortunate bounce for his first goal at 11:29 of the first. He shot it from the top of the right circle, it struck off of Fucale's midsection and defenseman Reggie Traccitto accidentally kicked the rebound into his own net. Matt Wilkins and Bennett assisted.
The Beast ripped a pair of quick goals to take the lead in the middle portions of the second. First, Corrin slapped one in from the left point on the power play at 6:18 of the frame. Next, MacLean nicked it past Dekanich a little more than a minute later. Corrin scored the game-winning goal at 14:09 of the second.
David Ling gave the Beast a 4-1 edge on an even-strength goal at 12:11 of the third.
Bennett gave the Royals life and made it a two-goal deficit three minutes later. He received a pass from Matt Willows off the face-off at the left circle and slammed a backhanded shot in.
The Royals were 0-for-4 on the power play. Brampton scored their first goal in the series on the man up (1-for-3).
About the Royals: The Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are in their 17th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers and AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in eight straight seasons and are four-time division champions.
• Discuss this story on the ECHL message board...
ECHL Stories from January 22, 2018
- Thunder Weekly - Wichita Thunder
- Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report - OSC Original by Dan Krieger
- Cyclones Outlast Mallards in Overtime 6-5 - Quad City Mallards
- LEAVEN'S PAIR NOT ENOUGH FOR SWEEP - Rapid City Rush
- OILERS TOP EAGLES THANKS TO FOUR-GOAL SECOND PERIOD - Tulsa Oilers
- Monarchs Melt IceMen, 10-4 - Manchester Monarchs
- Piccinich Helps Guide Solar Bears to 5-3 Win - Orlando Solar Bears
- Game Recap: POTENT POWER PLAY HELPS WINGS SMOTHER FUEL. - Kalamazoo Wings
- SLOW START DOOMS FUEL IN LOSS TO WINGS - Indy Fuel
- Sunday Not Fun for Railers in 4-2 Home Loss - Worcester Railers HC
- Corrin's Three-Point Night Leads Beast to Win over Royals - Brampton Beast
- Wheeling Sweeps Weekend in Worcester - Wheeling Nailers
- Beast Silence Royals with Three in the Second, 5-2 - Reading Royals
- 'Blades Comeback Bid Falls Short in 5-3 Loss to Orlando - Florida Everblades
- Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades - Orlando Solar Bears
- Monarchs Game Day Capsule, January 23 - Manchester Monarchs
- Royals Have Unique Promotion to Finish Weekend vs. Beast - Reading Royals
- Rush Blast Utah on "Rush Fights Cancer Night" - Rapid City Rush
- CRANE HELPS SOLAR BEARS SECURE POINT IN OT LOSS. - Orlando Solar Bears
- Thunder Ends Home Skid with Win vs. Eagles - Wichita Thunder
- Fuel Win Third in a Row; Defeat Cincinnati 3-2. - Indy Fuel
- Mallards Rally Late, Stun Wings in Shootout. - Quad City Mallards
- Oilers' Comeback Too Little, Too Late on Pink Night. - Tulsa Oilers
- Winning Streak Comes to An End in 3-1 Loss at Wichita. - Colorado Eagles
- Game Recap: WINGS FALL VICTIM TO FURIOUS MALLARDS' COMEBACK. - Kalamazoo Wings
- MacAulay's Overtime GoalNets Florida a 3-2 Win over Orlando - Florida Everblades
- Besse Plays OT Hero as Ads Top Rays 3-2 - Norfolk Admirals
- 5,611 Fans at DCU Center Watch Railers Fall 5-2 to Nailers. - Worcester Railers HC
- Royals Outlast Beast in Shootout. - Brampton Beast
- Muse Stars with Career-High 47 Saves in Come-From-Behind Shootout. - Reading Royals
- Gardiner's Hat Trick Helps Nailers Ground Railers - Wheeling Nailers
- Monarchs Frozen by IceMen, 4-2 - Manchester Monarchs
- Nailers Loan Garrett Meurs to Manitoba Moose - Wheeling Nailers
- Weekend Home Stand with Stingrays Wraps Up - Norfolk Admirals
- Royals Look to Harness the Force of Their Fans on Star Wars Night - Reading Royals
- Sivak's Hat Trick Wins It in Overtime - Rapid City Rush
- Game Recap: Wings Explode for Eight Goals, Cruise Past Mallards - Kalamazoo Wings
- Fuel Begin Weekend with 6-3 Win over Allen - Indy Fuel
- WINGS ROLL PAST MALLARDS - Quad City Mallards
- Late Tie-Breaking Goal Vaults Steelheads to Victory over Oilers - Tulsa Oilers
- Admirals Storm Back in Last Minute, Fall in OT 3-2 - Norfolk Admirals
- Monarchs Wheel Past Nailers, 3-2 - Manchester Monarchs
- Railers Open Eleven Game Homestand with 5-3 Loss to IceMen - Worcester Railers HC
- Fucale and Todd Lead Beast to Big Win Over Adirondack - Brampton Beast
- Monarchs Maneuver Past Nailers, 3-2 - Wheeling Nailers
- Nailers Receive Four from AHL Penguins - Wheeling Nailers
- Nailers at Monarchs Game Day Snap Shot - Wheeling Nailers
- Brandon Anselmini Reassigned to Fuel - Indy Fuel
- Mallards Acquire Defenseman Armstrong - Quad City Mallards
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Reading Royals Stories
- Vote for Royals MVP, Rookie of the Year, Top Offensive/Defensive Player
- Frequently Asked Questions Related to 2019-20 Season
- ECHL Suspends Play of 2019-20 Season
- Hodgson, Ebbing Each Score Twice in a.m. Win at Wheeling, 5-1
- Tammy Dahms Named Director of Corporate Sales and Sponsorships