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November 21, 2005 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release


Last Week Results (2-0-0)

Friday November 18, 2005 Win

Reading 6 v. Dayton 3

Saturday November 19, 2005 Win

Reading 6 v. South Carolina 1

Overall Record (8-2-1=17)

Home Record: (5 - 0 - 0 = 10)

Away Record: (3 - 2 - 1 = 7)

This Week's Games

Tuesday November 22, 2005 v. Trenton Titans Sovereign Center 7:00 pm

Friday November 25, 2005 v. Toledo Storm Sovereign Center 7:00 pm

Saturday November 26, 2005 @ Trenton Titans Sovereign Bank Arena 7:00 pm

Royals Notes:

The two wins this week for the Royals extended the team's win streak to a season high four games.

Both of the Royals wins this week were at home, as the Royals record at the Sovereign Center remained unblemished at 5-0-0.

The Royals have two games remaining on this current six game home stand.

Since being shutout by the Trenton Titans on November 9, the Royals have scored 24 goals in four games (an average of 6.00 goals per game) and have outscored the opponent: 24-10.

Through the first 11 games of this season, the Royals have scored 43 goals, an average of 3.91 per game, which is fourth out of the 25 teams in the ECHL.

The Royals defense has allowed a total of 29 goals against, an average of 2.64 per game, which ranks fifth in the league.

Friday's game was the third time in a row that the Royals had played the Dayton Bombers. The Royals won all three games. Reading now has a 4-0-0 record against the Bombers.

The Bombers scored 49 seconds into the game on Friday night. That is the quickest goal scored against the Royals to start a game this season.

After coming back to win Friday's game, 6-3, the Royals are now 2-2-0 when the opponent scores first.

The Royals scored the first goal of the game in the 6-1 win on Saturday over the South Carolina Stingrays. Reading is 6-0-1 when scoring the game's first goal.

In Friday night's game, the Royals got six goals from six different players: Greg Hogeboom, Mike Pandolfo, Mike Kompon, T.J. Kemp, Jon Francisco, and John Morlang.

This marked the third time this season that the Royals have scored five or more goals with each of those goals scored by a different player.

The Royals' Greg Hogeboom scored Reading's first goal (to tie the game at one) against Dayton on Friday night at the 13:25 mark of the first period, while the Royals were skating on a 5-on-3 power play.

Hogeboom also assisted on the Royals third goal, scored by Mike Kompon at the 1:00 minute mark of the third period.

For Hogeboom, this game marked his third consecutive multi-point game-and his fifth multi-point game out of the ten that he has played for the Royals this year.

In his last six games for the Royals, Hogeboom scored two goals and added eight assists (ten points).

Hogeboom, a Los Angeles Kings contracted player, was re-called to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League after Friday night's game.

The Royals second goal on Friday night was scored by Mike Pandolfo at the 12:18 mark of the second period while Reading was on the power play. This goal gave the Royals a 2-1 lead.

Pandolfo also assisted on the Royals first goal of the night, scored by Greg Hogeboom.

Pandolfo has had three multi-point performances with the Royals this year.

Pandolfo also scored the Royals' sixth goal in Saturday's 6-1 win over South Carolina. That goal was also scored while the Royals were on the power play.

Pandolfo now leads the Royals with seven goals.

Three of Pandolfo's goals have been scored while the Royals have been on the power play, tying him with the team lead in that category (with Mike Kompon and Doug Christiansen).

Pandolfo has had at least one point in eight of the eleven games that he has played with the Royals.

The Royals third goal on Friday night was scored by Mike Kompon 1:00 minute into the third period to give the Royals a 3-2 lead.

Kompon also assisted on the first goal of the game scored by Greg Hogeboom.

Kompon also scored the Royals third goal in Saturday's game while Reading was on the power play at the 8:05 mark of the second period to give the Royals a 3-0 lead over South Carolina.

Kompon also assisted on three other Reading goals on Saturday night, marking his first four point performance of the season for the Royals.

Kompon now has five goals and seven assists (12 points) in his last seven games with the Royals.

Kompon has had four multi-point performances for the Royals this year.

T.J. Kemp scored the game winning goal (the team's fourth) for the Royals at the 2:27 mark of the third period in Friday's game.

That was Kemp's first goal as a professional.

Rich Peverley assisted on T.J. Kemp's game winning goal on Friday night.

Peverley also assisted Mike Pandolfo's power play goal in the second period.

In his last three games with the Royals, Peverley had two goals and four assists (six points).

Peverley has had five multi-point games in the ten has played with the Royals.

Peverley has had at least one point in nine of his ten games with Reading.

Peverley is the leading scorer for the Royals with four goals and eleven assists (fifteen points)

After Friday night's game, Peverley was loaned to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Jon Francisco scored the fifth goal of the game for the Royals on Friday night at the 12:19 mark of the third period.

Francisco also had two assists in Saturday's 6-1 win over South Carolina, marking his second multi-point performance of the season for the Royals.

John Morlang added an empty net goal for the Royals (the team's sixth of the night) with 47 seconds remaining in Friday's game.

That was the first empty net goal of the season for the Royals.

That was also Morlang's third goal in as many games for the Royals.

Morlang had been loaned to the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League on Sunday, November 10, and played in two games for Lowell, prior to returning to the Royals for Friday's game.

After Friday's game, Morlang was loaned to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.

Cody Rudkowksy picked up the win in Friday's 6-3 victory over Dayton, stopping 26 of the 29 shots he saw that night.

Friday's game marked the first time this season that a Royals' goaltender played in back-to-back games, as Rudkowsky had picked up the win in the Royals last game (5-2 over Dayton on November 12).

Rudkowsky also was the winning goaltender in Saturday's 6-1 victory over South Carolina, when he made 35 stops on the 36 shots he faced.

Rudkowsky has now won three games in a row and run his personal record to 6-1-0 on the season.

Rudkowsky has compiled a 1.99 goals against average on the year, which is fourth in the league.

Rudkowsky now has a .931 save percentage for the season, which is sixth in the league.

On Saturday night, Shay Stephenson became the first Royal in team history to score four goals in a single game.

Stephenson scored the game's first goal at the 18:25 mark of the first period of play; he also scored what proved to be the game winning goal (his first gwg as a pro) at the 4:29 mark of the second period, while the Royals were skating at a 5-on-3 advantage.

Stephenson also scored the Royals' fourth goal of the game (at the 8:05 mark of the second period), his third of the night-registering the first hattrick of the season for Reading.

Stephenson scored his fourth goal at the 16:05 mark of the third period.

Stephenson now has six goals on the season-tied for second on the team in that category (with Doug Christiansen).

That was Stephenson's first multi-goal performance as a pro.

Stephenson leads the Royals in +/-, playing at a +7.

The Royals scored three power play goals in seven chances on Saturday night, marking the first time this season that the team has scored more than two ppg in a single game.

The Royals have now had at least one power play goal in their last four consecutive games (6-23 in that stretch, a 26.1% scoring ratio.)

The Royals have now had at least one ppg in eight of the team's 11 games.

Over the course of the season, the Royals have scored 13 power play goals in 61 chances with the man advantage, a 21.3% scoring ratio, which is seventh in the league.

On Saturday night, the Royals' penalty killing unit did not give up a power play goal in eight chances for the South Carolina Stingrays.

That is the most chances the Royals pk has faced in a single game without giving up a ppg.

This marked the fourth time this season that the Royals have blanked the opponent's pp.

Over the course of the season, the Royals have allowed 9 ppga in 67 chances for the opponents, which is a 86.6% kill ratio, which is third in the league.

Royals Transactions

November 15 Delete Doug Christiansen F Placed on 7-Day Injured Reserve

November 17 Add John Morlang F Returned From Lowell (AHL)

November 17 Delete Jeff State D Loaned To Bridgeport (AHL)

November 18 Add Larry Courville F Activated From 7-Day Injured Reserve

November 19 Delete Greg Hogeboom F Re-Called To Manchester (AHL)

November 19 Delete Rich Peverley F Loaned To Milwaukee (AHL)

November 19 Delete John Morlang F Loaned To Hershey

November 19 Add Malcolm MacMillan F Activated From 7-Day Injured Reserve


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