The professional ice hockey team Reading Royals, is currently a member of the ECHL and participates regularly in the Atlantic Division as part of the Eastern Conference of the ECHL. The high-placed, top-of-the-mountain standing team has gained much attention from its large fan base that has been going to their games with much religiosity, finally giving Reading Royals one of the highest scores with respect to its fans’ regular attendance, among the ECHL teams. In March 2006, this record topped all the rest, when Reading Royals hockey game against the Trenton Titans, gathered as many as an enormous number of one million fans to the extremely well-anticipated event, bringing Reading Royals tickets to much increased demand. The seriously popular team has enviably hosted two of the grandest ECHL All-Star Games in the years 2005 and 2009.
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In year 2001, the franchise then called Columbus Chill returned to the ECHL with an active status with a new identity that comprised of new colors and the new name, Reading Royals.
The team became ECHL affiliates with Manchester Monarchs of the AHL and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. In
the team also renewed affiliates with the Toronto Maple Leaves, Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. The team’s new logo represents a roaring lions head with a king’s crown, and the new colors of the team are black, purple gray and white.
entered their first Kelly Cup playoffs in 2004 under head coach Derek Clancy, at which point they had yet only marked their third season, and took the North Division Championship. From there on to the next season they were the regular season champions of the North Division until they finally lost to the Trenton Titans when they simultaneously also lost the Kelly Cup Championship, in the finals of the North Division. So far the Royals have won the Divisions Championships of 2004-05 and 2010-11. The team’s current head coach is Larry Courville and general manager is Mark Wallace.
home games are played at Reading Sovereign Center
, which is the same place where the ECHL’s skills challenge and the 2009 All-Star Game were organized and hosted. Reading Sovereign Center
is well known for being a huge multi-purpose arena, with over seven thousand seating capacity and was made and completed on the former location of the Astor Theatre in year 2001.
Some of the best known Royals players include Barry Brust Jon Quick and George Parros. If you want to attend a real, exciting ice hockey game, with the most memorable playoffs, the most impressive shots and watch unstoppable players make one goal after another, then do get hold of Reading Royals tickets.
It is an opportunity to attend one of those memorable Readings Royals games you know you will always cherish the experience of.