Growlers Pregame Notes: December 3 vs. Reading Royals
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD & WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH (7 PM NST)
Newfoundland Growlers (13-8-0-0, 26 PTS) vs. Reading Royals (13-5-3-0, 29 PTS)
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The Newfoundland Growlers return home for a four-game home stand beginning Tuesday night against the Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers following the longest road trip of the 2019-2020 season that saw them go 4-3 during the seven games. The Growlers and Royals have already squared off seven times this season, with Newfoundland sporting a 3-4 record.
The Newfoundland Growlers wrapped up their seven-game road trip on a high note in a gutsy 5-2 win over the Worcester Railers, despite playing the game with 15 skaters. Brady Ferguson netted a pair of goals, while Garrett Johnston, Evan Neugold, Dylan Vander Esch and Trey Bradley all recorded multi-point nights. Angus Redmond made 28 saves between the pipes to improve to 5-0 this season.
Dec. 2: F Justin Brazeau assigned from Toronto (AHL) to Newfoundland
Dec. 2: F Aaron Luchuk assigned from Toronto (AHL) to Newfoundland
Dec. 2: F Matt Bradley assigned from Toronto (AHL) to Newfoundland
Dec. 2: D Mac Hollowell assigned from Toronto (AHL) to Newfoundland
Dec. 2: D Joseph Duszak assigned from Toronto (AHL) to Newfoundland
The Growlers are 7-2 at Mile One Centre this season
Evan Neugold has a four-game point streak
Dylan Vander Esch has four points in the last two games
The Royals have points in nine of their last 10 games
Ralph Cuddemi leads the ECHL in goals (17) and is tied for first in points (30)
Frank DiChiara is sporting a five-game point streak
November 24th - 7-2 Reading Royals
The Reading Royals scored early and often, including four goals from Ralph Cuddemi, as they defeated the Newfoundland Growlers 7-2 at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. Michael Kapla scored in the second period to mark his first goal as a Growler, and Brady Ferguson added another just past the mid-way mark of the third period to supply the offense for the Growlers. Eric Knodel, Frank DiChiara, Garret Mitchell and Max Willman all had multi-point nights for Reading. Maksim Zhukov allowed four goals on 17 shots before being replaced by Angus Redmond who allowed three goals on 10 shots.
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