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Preview: Royals Face Admirals for Friday Night Puck Drop in Norfolk

April 5, 2024 - ECHL (ECHL)
Reading Royals News Release

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, continue a three-game series against the Norfolk Admirals on Friday April, 5th at 7:05 p.m. The road series concludes on Saturday, April 6th at 6:05 p.m. at the Norfolk Scope Arena.

The Royals return home for their final two games of the regular season on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th. Both games are 7:00 p.m. puck drops at Santander Arena.

The home games feature the Royals Youth Hockey Night on the 12th and Fandemonium Night on the 13th. Fans can enjoy a 'Youth Hockey Jamboree' and a pre-game Happy Hour from 6-7:00 p.m. on the 12th before we celebrate our amazing fans with giveaways and prizes at every stoppage for Fandemonium Night on the 13th!

Fans can take part in a pre-game on-ice yoga session for $25 on April 13th with BLDG 7 Yoga! Yoga on the ice begins at 4:30 p.m. and goes until 5:15 p.m.! Participants must bring their own yoga matt, water bottle and wear sneakers. Register HERE and enter at the VIP entrance on Penn Street outside the Lion's Den team store on April 13th!

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The Royals post a 28-33-5-2 record after defeating the Admirals, 2-1, in overtime in the series opener on Wednesday, April 3. Darren Brady scored both goals for the Royals to earn his first professional career multi-goal game. Parker Gahagen saved 39 of 41 shots faced to win his ninth start over his last ten with Reading.

Forward Joe Nardi leads the team this season in points (48) and assists (29). Jake Smith leads the team in goals (19) and has scored twice in his last three games. Under Interim Head Coach Jason Binkley, the Royals post a 12-14-2-1 record with a point earned in 15 of 29 games.

Scouting the Admirals:

Norfolk enter game two of the series second in the North Division standings with a 39-21-6-1 record (85 pts). On Friday, March 29th, the Admirals became the second team in the Eastern Conference, fifth overall in the ECHL this season to clinch a playoff berth for the 2024 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

The Admirals had their four-game win streak snapped by the Royals in the series opener, but have earned a point in five-straight games (4-0-1). The Admirals have won five of their last seven games including a two-game series sweep over the Atlanta Gladiators on Saturday, March 30 with a 6-0 shutout victory backstopped by Yang Peret's 27-save shutout for his second shutout of his rookie season.

Forward Stefon Timofeyev leads the Admirals in points (51) and assists (32) this season. He is second on the team in goals (18) behind forward Danny Katic (24). Katic is second on the club in power play goals (5) behind leading PPG scorer Carson Holder (8).


The game will be streamed live on the Royals Broadcast Network available on the following platforms:




Upcoming Games:

Youth Hockey Night - Apr. 12 vs. Orlando

Youth Hockey parade

Youth Hockey on-ice demonstration

Fandemonium / Mental Health and Recovery Night - Apr. 13 vs. Orlando

Pregame yoga with BLDG 7 Yoga

Giveaways Galore with prizes at every stoppage!

Post-game skate with the players

Slapshot Saturday presented by Albright College

Royals365 Season Member 'Jersey Off Our Backs' Raffle


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.

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