• Royals Playoff Run Set To Begin

    The ECHL Hockey playoffs start in Reading Thursday night! The reigning Kelly Cup Champion Royals – the top seed in the Eastern Conference – host the 8th-Seed Fort Wayne (IN) Komets in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, with the first two games of the series in Reading Thurs. (4/17) and Sat. (4/19). The Royals won 3 of their 4 regular season meetings with the Komets, with all 3 wins coming in Fort Wayne (by a total of 11-4) and the only Royals’ loss coming at SantanderArena (7-2 on Dec. 7, 2013). The series schedule:

    Game 1 – Thu., 4/17, 7:05 pm at Reading’s Santander Arena; Game 2 – Sat., 4/19, 7:05 pm at Santander Arena; Game 3 – Thurs., 4/24, 7:30 at Fort Wayne; Game 4 – Fri., 4/25, 8 pm at Ft. Wayne; Game 5 (if necessary) – Sun., 4/27, 6 pm at Ft. Wayne; Game 6 (if nec.) – Tues., 4/29, 7:05 pm at Santander Arena; Game 7 (if nec.) – Wed., 4/30, 7:05 pm at Santander Arena.

    By the way, the Komets have always spelled it with a “K” in honor of team founder Ernie Berg’s wife, Kathryn “Kay” Berg.