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Series Preview: February 17-21 vs. Reading

February 16, 2024 - ECHL (ECHL)
Newfoundland Growlers News Release


The Newfoundland Growlers roll down to Reading to take on the Royals for three divisional battles beginning on Saturday night at Santander Arena.

Newfoundland completed a crucial sweep over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits this past weekend on home ice concluding with an emphatic 5-1 win on Saturday evening where Isaac Johnson netted his third hat-trick of the season.

Securing all six available points, the Growlers improved to 22-19-7-1 and now sit just two points back of the Norfolk Admirals for second in the North Division.

Reading have struggled this year after finishing second the North in 2022-23, most recently losing three straight against the Wheeling Nailers down in West Virginia. The short skid brings them to 17-21-5-2 and leaves them 7th in the division on 41 points.

The Growlers have a 4-0-1-0 record against the Royals this season with their lone loss coming in a 4-3 overtime defeat back on November 17.

While it's been advantage Newfoundland to date, Reading will be happy to play spoiler in an effort to make a late push for their own playoff hopes.

Puck drops is set for 8:30pm on Saturday night, 2:30pm on Monday afternoon and 8:30 on Wednesday. Growlers fans can watch all three games live on FloSports (subscription required), listen to the call on Mixlr, or follow along on Twitter (@NLGrowlers) for game updates and highlights.

WHO TO WATCH:

NFL - Tyler Weiss (F): Four points during this recent home stand, Weiss has given the Growlers another added offensive spark of late.

REA - Matt Brown (F): A first-year pro out of Boston University, Brown has been a bright spark for a struggling Royals side with 39 points (13G, 26A) in 36 games.


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