INSIDE HOCKEY » Reading Royals http://insidehockey.com Get Inside! Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:43:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Photo Gallery: Walleye @ Royals 01/17/14 http://insidehockey.com/photo-gallery-walleye-royals-011714 http://insidehockey.com/photo-gallery-walleye-royals-011714#comments Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:13:11 +0000 http://insidehockey.com/?p=55611

READING, Pa. — At the Santander Arena, T.J. Syner had two goals and two assists to lead the Reading Royals to a 5-2 victory over the Toledo Walleye.  The “3 Stars of the Game” were #3 REA Brandon Anderson, #2 REA Brandon Blandina, #1 REA T.J. Syner.  Photos taken by Steve Rusyn for Inside Hockey.

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Photo Gallery: Jackals @ Royals (1/12/14) http://insidehockey.com/photo-gallery-jackals-royals-11214 http://insidehockey.com/photo-gallery-jackals-royals-11214#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:51:45 +0000 http://insidehockey.com/?p=55450

  In Reading, PA, the Reading Royals goaltender Brandon Anderson stopped all 30 shots he faced to lead the Royals to a 3-0 win over the Elmira Jackals.  The “3 Stars of the Game” were #3 REA Sean Wiles, #2 REA Brett Flemming, and #1 REA Brandon Anderson. Photos taken by Steve Rusyn for Inside Hockey.

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Photo Gallery: Stingrays @ Royals10/19/13 http://insidehockey.com/stingrays-royals101913 http://insidehockey.com/stingrays-royals101913#comments Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:51:49 +0000 http://insidehockey.com/?p=52812

Reading Royal opening night on 10/19/13 began with the raising of the Kelly Cup Banner, and finished with the Royals defeating the Stingrays by a score of 3 to 2.  The “3 Stars of the Game” were #1 REA Louise Caporusso, #2 SC Jeff Jakaitis, #3 REA TJ Syner. Photo taken by Steve Rusyn for Inside Hockey.

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Photo Gallery: Nailers @ Royals (10/11/13) http://insidehockey.com/photo-gallery-nailers-royals-101113 http://insidehockey.com/photo-gallery-nailers-royals-101113#comments Sat, 12 Oct 2013 14:51:33 +0000 http://insidehockey.com/?p=52606

At the Soverign Center in Reading, PA on Friday, October 11, 2013 during the first preseason game for both the Reading Royals and the Wheeling Nailers, the Royals won by a score of 2 to 1.  Photos taken by Steve Rusyn for Inside Hockey.

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Royals Put Kelly Cup on Display http://insidehockey.com/royals-put-kelly-cup-on-display http://insidehockey.com/royals-put-kelly-cup-on-display#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 18:03:26 +0000 http://insidehockey.com/?p=51398

The Reading Royals, 2013 Kelly Cup Champions, had the Kelly Cup on display on Saturday, June 29th  at Arby’s in Sinking Springs for the fans to view and take pictures with.  Photos were taken by Steve Rusyn for Inside Hockey.

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Photo Gallery: Thunder @ Royals (5/18/13) http://insidehockey.com/photo-gallery-thunder-royals-51813 http://insidehockey.com/photo-gallery-thunder-royals-51813#comments Sun, 19 May 2013 12:37:02 +0000 http://insidehockey.com/?p=50659

  After back and forth scoring during the 3rd period of Game #1 of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, the Reading Royals Nikita Kashirsky scored in the overtime period to help the Royals defeat the Stockton Thunder 6-5. The 3-Stars of the Game were #3 Stockton Andrew Clark, #2 Reading Yannick Tifu, #1 Reading Nikita Kashirsky.  Photos taken by Steve Rusyn for Inside Hockey.

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Royals Take Game Two in OT Thriller http://insidehockey.com/royals-take-game-two-in-ot-thriller http://insidehockey.com/royals-take-game-two-in-ot-thriller#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 13:56:25 +0000 http://insidehockey.com/?p=50341

Reading, PA– The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, won in overtime for the second consecutive game (and the fourth time in the last six playoff games) in Game Two of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final match-up against the Cincinnati Cyclones, 3-2, at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Alex Berry buried the game winning goal to give Reading a two games to none lead in the ECHL Conference Finals.

Cincinnati scored on their first power play chance of the night 7:56 into the game when Josh MacFadden set one on a tee for a hot rocket off the top of the left circle by Mathieu Aubin. That blew by Riley Gill (win, 7-2-0, 44/46 in 73:42) high glove side for Aubin’s sixth of the playoff season.

Despite getting outshot 19-6 in the first period, Reading held on and tied the game 4:46 into the second when a rush up ice by T.J. Syner ignited an offensive zone scramble for the Royals. Ethan Cox set up Bobby Shea for a perfectly placed snapper from the right side of the high slot that beat Michael Houser (otl, 8-3-3, 27/30 in 73:18) for his second consecutive goal for the Royals and his second of the playoff season.

The Royals took their first lead of the game 1:20 into the third when Dustin Stevenson threw a seeing-eye wrister from the left point for his first in 79 total games with Reading (sixty-five regular season and fourteen in playoffs). Cincinnati re-tied the game 11:31 into the third while playing with the man advantage with a carbon-copy of their first power play goal of the night. Once again, McFadden set one on a tee for a big rocket by Aubin with the same result—a hot blast that blew by Gill to re-tie the game.

Alex Berry, playing in his team record career 29th playoff game as a Royal, buried the overtime game winner after Kirk MacDonald carried wide around the Cincinnati net and slid a diagonal-up pass into the right circle where Berry stepped up and uncorked a bomb by Houser for second of the playoff season.

The Royals and Cyclones play Game Three of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:35 pm, at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ticket information for the ECHL’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Reading Royals and the Cincinnati Cyclones can be obtained by calling the Royals office (610-898-PUCK) or by logging onto the Royals website: www.royalshockey.com.

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Royals Come Back for Double OT Win http://insidehockey.com/royals-come-back-for-double-ot-win http://insidehockey.com/royals-come-back-for-double-ot-win#comments Sat, 04 May 2013 13:56:08 +0000 http://insidehockey.com/?p=50339

Reading, PA– The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, came back from four separate deficits to win Game One of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final match-up against the Cincinnati Cyclones, 5-4 in double overtime, at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. The Royals got a somewhat improbable, if not miraculous, game-tying goal with just 1:30 left in regulation on an inadvertently deflected dump in that caught Cincinnati’s goaltender out of the net to tie the game—and then picked up the double-OT game winner on the first pro goal by defenseman Bobby Shea. Game Two of the third round series will be played in Reading on Sunday at 4:05 pm.

Cincinnati scored the first goal of the ECF 6:17 into the first, when a Reading defender was caught above the puck, and Cincinnati broke on an odd-man rush, which Josh Shalla finished for his first of the playoff season. Reading tied things 15:15 into the first on a high snap shot of the right circle by Evan Barlow. The Cyclones took their second lead of the game 1:52 into the second with a back-hand from the right side of the crease by Mathieu Aubin. The Royals bounced back to tie at two 1:42 after that on a two-on-one break. Syner tried to feed Ian O’Connor charging down the slot, but his attempted pass hit a Cyclone defender and deflected between the legs of Michael Houser (OTL, 8-3-2, 38/43) for Syner’s fourth of the playoff season. Cincinnati took their third lead 9:52 into the second when Shalla threw one out of the left corner that David Pacan deflected by Riley Gill (win, 6-2-0, 50/54) for his ninth of the playoff season.

Reading tied the game 7:14 into the third, when Barlow bagged his second of the game and fourth of the playoff season with a hot snapper from just inside the offensive blue line that beat Houser high glove. The Cyclones regained the lead with just 4:33 left in regulation—while the two teams were playing four aside—on a goal that was credited to Josh McFadden, who fired from the left point but appeared to be deflected on the way in. The Royals tied the game for the fourth time on a crazy-hop-miracle-marker while playing with the man advantage. With the power play balking at best and time ticking down on the clock, Dominic Jalbert just sought to rim the puck down the left wing wall; but the dump in struck the skate of Joel Champagne and—as Houser headed behind the Cyclone net in anticipation of stopping the dump—the puck deflected directly into the wide-open net.

After a first overtime in which Reading hit two posts and Gill made several quality saves, the Royals ended things in the second OT when Yannick Tifu found defenseman Bobby Shea with a perfect pass out of the right wing corner, as Shea came off the right point. Shea ripped a bullet from the mid-slot that beat Houser to the glove side for his first goal as a pro.

The Royals and Cyclones play Game Two of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday (May 5 @ 4:05 pm) at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ticket information for the ECHL’s Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Reading Royals and the Cincinnati Cyclones can be obtained by calling the Royals office (610-898-PUCK) or by logging onto the Royals website: www.royalshockey.com.

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Royals Advance to Conference Finals with Game Seven Win Over Florida, 4-1 http://insidehockey.com/royals-advance-to-conference-finals-with-game-seven-win-over-florida-4-1 http://insidehockey.com/royals-advance-to-conference-finals-with-game-seven-win-over-florida-4-1#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 12:52:24 +0000 http://insidehockey.com/?p=50129

May 1, 2013
Reading, PA– The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, advanced to the ECHL Eastern Conference Finals with a hard fought 4-1 win over the Florida Everblades Wednesday, May 1 at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA. This is the first Game Seven win in the history of the Royals, who have played in three Game Sevens in the twelve year history of the team. The Royals will open the best of seven Eastern Conference Finals against the Cincinnati Cyclones, starting this Friday, May 3, 2013 @ 7:05 pm at the Sovereign Center.

Reading struck first 3:54 into the second period on the team’s second power play chance of the game. Brock Shelgren took control at right point and worked it down the wall to Barry Almeida, who slid a pass to Joel Champagne deep below the goal line on the right side. Champagne threw the puck back up into the crease where it struck the stick of goaltender Jesse Deckert (loss, 7-4-1) and slid through Deckert’s legs and into the net. Reading stretched the lead to 2-0 11:47 into the second when Kirk MacDonald carried hard down the right side of ice and cut by a Florida defender into the low slot in Florida’s end. McDonald attempted to slide the puck cross-crease to Barry Almeida, but an Everblade blocked that pass—but it went directly to Champagne, who fired from in tight. Deckert rejected that shot, but Almeida pounced on the rebound and buried his fourth of the playoff season.

The most important sequence of the game—and series—may have come 12:02 into the third period, when the Royals’ Ian O’Connor was called for a hooking minor. The Everblades then successfully challenged the size of the blade of the stick of goaltender Riley Gill (win, 5-2-0, 24/25), giving the number one power play in ECHL playoffs a full two minutes of five-on-three; but the Royals (and particularly Gill) held strong during the kill. And 1:07 after that sequence ended, the Royals extended the lead to 3-0 when O’Connor finished on a two-on-one with T.J. Syner. MacDonald buried a weak-side rocket on a beautiful cross-ice feed from Evan Barlow on a late game power play to give the Royals a 4-0 lead with 4:17 remaining. Florida broke up Gill’s shutout bid with a power play goal at 18:02 by Brandon MacLean, but that proved too little, too late.

The Royals now advance to the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals where the team will face the Cincinnati Cyclones on Friday, May 3 @7:05 pm, at the Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Royals’ playoff ticket information is available at 610-898-7825 and through the Royals website: www.royalshockey.com.

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