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Royals Home Twice this Weekend, Including Appearance from Gritty

December 9, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release

Reading, PA - With a four-game road trip behind the Reading Royals, the team returns home for two games this week vs. Brampton after the Beast took back-to-back games vs. Reading last weekend.

The Beast wins dropped Reading to 13-8-4-0 (29 pts., 3rd North), one point behind Brampton for 2nd place.

Upcoming Home Games

Friday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Star Wars Night): Character Appearances | Lightsaber Training Session | Free Souvenir Cup Refills | Postgame Party with players at Cheers! Restaurant at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Affiliation Night) Toss Bears on the ice after the Royals' first goal | Plush Bear giveaway to first 1,500 fans | Slapshot invites local mascots including Flyers Mascot Gritty to the game | Gritty Meet and Greet Add-Ons Available | Philadelphia Flyers Theme Affiliation Jerseys - Game Worn Jersey Auction Online | $1 Frozen Treats

The Royals are 8-5-4-0 against North Division foes this season, including four wins vs. first-place Newfoundland.

The Royals are home three times in December, twice vs. Brampton and Dec. 31 vs. Maine.

Quick Notes

Reading has the second-best man up in the North Division, converting at 21.5%.

Ralph Cuddemi had a career-long, 13-game point streak snapped Sunday at Brampton. He scored 15 goals and 23 points over the 13, which included a career-best four-tally game vs. Newfoundland Nov. 24.

Rob Michel scored his first pro goal Sunday at Brampton. He scored 17 times for the University of Maine from 2015-19.

Weekly Schedule - Promotions at Royalshockey.com/promotions

Dec. 13 vs. Brampton, 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 14 vs. Brampton, 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 15 at Worcester, 3:05 p.m.

Team Record

13-8-4-0, 30 pts., 3rd North

Division Standings

Newfoundland - 34 points

Brampton - 30 points

Reading - 29 points

Adirondack - 25 points

Maine - 21 points

Worcester - 13 points

Weekly Results

Dec. 3 at NFD: OTL, 5-4

Dec. 4 at NFD: L, 6-4

Dec. 7 at NFD: L, 5-3

Dec. 8 at BRM: L, 2-1

Royals leaders

Goals: Cuddemi (21)

Assists: DiChiara/Knodel (18)

Points: Cuddemi (34)

PIM: Mitchell (45)

+/-: Knodel (11)

Practice schedule

Monday - OFF Day

Tuesday - Practice

Wednesday - Practice

Thursday - Practice at

Friday - Game vs. Brampton, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday - Game vs. Brampton, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday - Game at Worcester, 3:05 p.m.

Monday - HOLIDAY BREAK THROUGH DEC. 24.

Single-game tickets and mini-plans are on sale by visiting royalshockey.com/promotions, calling 610-898-7825 and visiting Santander Arena and The Weidenhammer Box Office at 700 Penn Street, Reading, PA.


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