The Reading Royals defeated the South Carolina Stingrays, 6-1, in Game Six on the road to stave off elimination and even the series at three games apiece, and force a Game Seven in the East Division Semi-Final on Wednesday at North Charleston Coliseum.
The Royals are the ECHL affiliate of the Flyers and have three players on their playoff roster under contract with Philadelphia: forwards Brandon Alderson and Andrew Johnston, and defenseman Maxim Lamarche.
Reading is also the affiliate of the Flyers’ AHL team in Lehigh Valley and have an additional six players on AHL contracts with the Phantoms: forwards Matt Hatch and Pat Mullane; defensemen Adam Comrie and Brett Flemming; and both goaltenders, Connor Knapp and Martin Ouellette.
Comrie posted five goals and 18 points on the blue line in 40 games for the Phantoms this season. He has four points (2g-2a) through the first six games of the series for the Royals.
The Royals enter the playoffs looking to capture their second ECHL Championship in the last three years, after winning the Kelly Cup in 2013.
Fans can watch the action of Game Seven locally in Berks County, Pa., on BCTV courtesy of Boscov’s Travel and Apple Vacations or streaming video is available on a pay-per-view basis through ECHL.TV.
You can also follow along via streaming audio on the Royals’ website or locally broadcast on the radio on CBS SportsRadio 1240 am and 98.5 in Reading, Penn., at 7 p.m. ET.
SOUTH CAROLINA vs. READING
(series tied, 3-3)
Game 1 - Apr 17: SOUTH CAROLINA 2, Reading 1 (OT-2)
Game 2 - Apr 18: Reading 4, SOUTH CAROLINA 2
Game 3 - Apr 23: South Carolina 5, READING 2
Game 4 - Apr 25: READING 4, South Carolina 2
Game 5 - Apr 26: South Carolina 4, READING 3
Game 6 - Apr 28: Reading 6, SOUTH CAROLINA 1
Game 7 - Apr 29: Reading at South Carolina, 7 p.m. ET