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October 22, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Reading Royals News Release

Quote of the Week: F Michael Huntebrinker on his work ethic:

"Being in a good culture in college [at Minnesota State], a lot of guys were working hard and it was the norm. My trainer back home is wired that way, too."

Reading, PA - The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms, start a three-game homestand Wednesday vs. Newfoundland and host Wheeling for a pair of contests Saturday and Sunday. The Royals are 2-0-1-1, tied for first in the North Division and the Eastern Conference.

Weekly Results

Fri., Oct. 19 at Maine: Royals 6, Mariners 4

Sat., Oct. 20 at Manchester: Manchester 4, Royals 3 (SO)

Big 3 Storylines

3) What's going on this homestand?

Postgame autographs, pres. by Rieck's Printing vs. Newfoundland: Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m. Two players sign postgame autographs, pres. by Rieck's Printing | first-ever meeting between Reading and Newfoundland.

Star Wars Night vs. Wheeling: Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m.

4-for-48 Family Pack | Specialty Star Wars jerseys | dress as your favorite Star Wars character | first matchup against Wheeling

Halloween Night vs. Wheeling: Oct. 28, 4:00 p.m.

Specialty Halloween jerseys | concourse trick-or-treat

2) Making an impression

Dan Milan topped Reading with a plus-five rating in two games last week. He recorded a plus-3 mark Friday and notched an assist. Saturday at Manchester, Milan scored a goal and two points for his second career ECHL multi-point game. His defensive partner Nick Luukko has goals in back-to-back games.

1) First meeting, plus an old rival

Wednesday is the first time the Royals face off vs. Newfoundland. On Saturday, Wheeling comes to town for a weekend series, marking the 172nd meeting between the clubs. The Royals are 95-60-16 vs. the Nailers.

2018-19 Regular season team leaders

Goals: Shane Walsh (3), 3 players with 2 goals

Assists: Alex Krushelnyski (6), Adam Schmidt (4), Chris McCarthy (3)

Points: Alex Krushelnyski (6), Adam Schmidt (5), 2 players with 4 points

PIM: Dan Milan (15), Frank DiChiara (7), Charlie Vasaturo (5)

+/-: Dan Milan (5), Nick Luukko (3), 4 with +2

Practice schedule

Monday - 11:00 a.m. Santander Arena

Tuesday - 11:00 a.m, Santander Arena

Wednesday - Game, 7:00 p.m., Newfoundland (morning skate, 10:00 a.m.)

Thursday - 11:00 a.m., Santander Arena

Friday - 11:00 a.m., Santander Arena

Saturday - Game 7:00 p.m. vs. Wheeling

Sunday - Game 4:00 p.m. vs. Wheeling

Monday - Off Day

Royals Radio Recon: Next Show Tues., Oct. 23

Live from Jimmy G's Railroad House from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Meet Royals players at Jimmy G's Railroad House, 152 Woodrow Ave., Sinking Spring, PA. Listen on or via the Mixlr App.

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