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Royals Weekly Report: 4 Games in Canada this Week

December 2, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals finished a season-long, six-game homestand with a 4-1-1-0 mark, holding its spot atop the conference (13-5-3-0, 29 pts.) entering a four-game Canadian road trip vs. the Newfoundland Growlers and Brampton Beast. Reading faces third-place Newfoundland (13-8-0-0, 26 pts.) Tuesday and Wednesday and second-place Brampton (13-6-1-0, 27 pts.) Saturday and Sunday. The Royals are 8-2-3-0 against North Division foes this season including four wins in seven games against the Growlers. The Royals have not played Brampton this season.

Reading is next at home Dec. 13-14 vs. Brampton. For Cyber Monday, purchase discounted $13 tickets to either game here.

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

Quick Notes

G Kirill Ustimenko earned his conference-best eighth win (39 saves) against Toledo, 4-2, on Sat., Nov. 29 at Santander Arena. He has earned an 8-1-3-0 record through his 14 games with the Royals.

Reading has scored the first goal 14 times this season, tied for best in the league.

F Frank DiChiara (10g, 23 pts.) ranks top-10 in the ECHL point count after notching two goals and one assist over the weekend against Toledo. He has recorded eight points (2g, 5a) in five games and is riding his second five-game point streak of the season.

Reading's power play scored Saturday and ranks eighth in the ECHL at 20.8%.

F Ralph Cuddemi (17g, 13a) tied a career-best 10-game point streak Saturday and is even with Rapid City forward Peter Quenneville for the league lead in points (30). Cuddemi is holding a four-goal lead for the ECHL lead in strikes.

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

Weekly Schedule - Promotions at Royalshockey.com/promotions

Dec. 3 at Newfoundland, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 4 at Newfoundland, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 at Brampton, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 8 at Brampton, 2:00 p.m.

Team Record

13-5-3-0, 29 pts., 1st North

Division Standings

Reading - 29 points

Brampton - 27 points

Newfoundland - 26 points

Adirondack - 22 points

Maine - 17 points

Worcester - 11 points

Weekly Results

Nov. 22 at NFD: W, 5-3

Nov. 23 at NFD: OTL, 4-3

Nov. 24 at NFD: W, 7-2

Regular season team leaders

Goals: Ralph Cuddemi (17)

Assists: Eric Knodel (14)

Points: Ralph Cuddemi (30)

PIM: Garrett Mitchell (43)

+/-: Eric Knodel (+13)

Practice schedule

Monday -Practice in Newfoundland

Tuesday - Game at Newfoundland, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Game at Newfoundland, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - Travel to Brampton

Friday - Practice in Brampton

Saturday - Game at Brampton, 7:15 p.m.

Sunday - Game at Brampton, 2:00 p.m.

Monday - OFF Day

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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