Royals extend winning streak to 12 games


The Reading Royals won their club-record 12th consecutive game on Wednesday, defeating Cincinnati 5-0 at U.S. Bank Arena.

Reading’s 12-game winning streak is tied for the seventh longest streak in the ECHL’s 27-year history and the Royals are just the 15th team in league history to record a winning streak of at least 12 games.

The Royals’ streak began with a 4-3 shootout win at Elmira on Jan. 17 and has seen the team post seven of the 12 wins on the road. Reading has outscored its opponents 51-24 during the streak.

It is the longest winning streak in the ECHL since the 2009-10 season when the South Carolina Stingrays won 13 straight games from Nov. 24-Dec. 19, 2009 and the Victoria Salmon Kings won 12 consecutive games from Dec. 10, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010.

Reading returns to action on Friday at Wheeling and is at Elmira on Saturday.

LONGEST WINNING STREAKS, ECHL HISTORY
17 – Cincinnati Cyclones (Jan. 13-Feb. 29, 2008)
15 – Victoria Salmon Kings (Dec. 6, 2008-Jan. 10, 2009)
14 – Louisiana IceGators (Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 2001)
     – Knoxville Cherokees (Dec. 28, 1993-Jan. 29, 1994)
13 – South Carolina Stingrays (Nov. 24-Dec. 19, 2009)
     – Las Vegas Wranglers (March 10-April 7, 2007)
12 – nine times, most recent:
       Reading Royals (Jan. 17, 2015-Present)