Series Preview | March 5 & 6 VS Reading Royals

TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH & WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH (7 PM NST)

 

Newfoundland Growlers (36-16-4-0, 76 PTS) vs. Reading Royals (25-23-4-5, 59 PTS)

 

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The Newfoundland Growlers continue their seven-game March home stand with a pair of mid-week matchups against the Reading Royals, ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Growlers and Royals have squared off seven times this season, with the Growlers having the 4-3 series lead.

 

LAST GAME

 

The Newfoundland Growlers came out of the gates flying with a 3-0 lead early into the second period, but the Brampton Beast rallied back for a gutsy 7-5 win Saturday night at Mile One Centre to sweep the weekend series. Both Zach O’Brien and Scott Pooley had a pair of goals and an assist for the Growlers. Marcus Power had the other Growlers tally. Nathan Todd led the way for the Beast netting a hat trick. Eamon McAdam and Etienne Marcoux made 22 saves in their respective creases.

 

TRANSACTIONS

 

Mar. 4: D Kristians Rubins recalled to Toronto (AHL). Mar. 2: D Tyler Mayea signed to an ATO.

 

QUICK HITS

 

Newfoundland

  • The Growlers have scored the most goals and allowed the fewest in the North Division
  • Eamon McAdam was named the Warrior/ECHL Goaltender of the Month for February
  • Marcus Power leads the ECHL in shooting percentage with 27.5%

 

Reading

  • The Royals are 2-0 on Mile One Centre ice this season
  • Adam Schmidt is on a six-game point streak
  • Michael Hunterbrinker is on a nine-game point streak

 

PREVIOUS MATCHUP

 

December 29th, 2018 – 4-3 Newfoundland Growlers

Marcus Power netted the shootout winner as the Newfoundland Growlers clawed back and erased an early two-goal deficit, defeating the Reading Royals 4-3 at the Santander Arena. The game marked the first time the Growlers have went into a shootout this season. Power, Zach O’Brien and Alex Gudbranson scored in regulation time for the Growlers. Joe Houk, Adam Schmidt and Alex Roos scored for the Royals. Michael Garteig made 29 saves along with stopping 4-of-5 shootout attempts.