Reading Streak Hits Seven, Moves Into First

After posting its first shutout of the season against Trenton on Tuesday, Reading came from behind for a 3-2 overtime win against Toledo on Friday to improve to 7-0-0 at the Sovereign Center.

Reading closed out the week with a 5-1 win at Trenton to extend their winning streak to seven games and move into first place in the North Division at 11-2-1. Wheeling is in second place at 11-3-1 followed by Toledo at 8-4-3 and Trenton at 8-6-2.

The Royals will host Dayton (6-10-1) on Friday and Toledo on Saturday at the Sovereign Center as Reading plays seven of its next nine games at home. The team record for consecutive wins is nine games set Nov. 7-Dec. 3, 2004 and the team record for home wins in a row is also nine games set Jan. 2-15, 2004.

Reading is averaging 5.20 goals-per game during its current winning streak and 4.00 goals-per game for the season which ranks third in the league. The Royals are allowing an average of 1.86 goals-per game during the winning streak lowering their overall goals-against average to 2.29 which is tied for second in the ECHL.

Mike Pandolfo is the only player with two game-winning goals as 10 different players have scored the game winner for Reading.

Defenseman T.J. Kemp has a seven-game scoring streak (2g-12a) and ranks second on the team with 12 assists and fifth in scoring with 14 points while Greg Hogeboom has a six-game scoring streak (4g-9a) and leads the team with 13 assists and 18 points.

Cody Rudkowsky has won his last five starts and allowed only seven goals to improve his record to 8-1-0 while lowering his goals-against to 1.66 and raising his save percentage to .940. He is tied for the league lead in wins and ranks second on goals-against average and save percentage.