Less than a minute into the period Hershey scores to make it 4-1. Boyd from O’Brien and Djoos is the scoring.
Phantoms take a penalty with 16:38 left in the period. LaMarche for high sticking. Phantoms killed it off.
The Bears take a turn in the sin bin with 13:47 left in regulation. Labrie called for hooking. With 1:28 left in the power play and 13:15 left in regulation the Bears took another penalty. Lewington for tripping. Phantoms score with 11:52 left in regulation. Phantoms goal by Weal with assist to Lyon.
Phantoms scored again with 4:11 left in regulation. Hagg with goal from Carey and Miele. Phantoms make it a one goal game adding a lot of energy to the arena.
Phantoms pull Lyon for extra attacker. With 10.0 seconds left in regulation the Bears took a penalty. Ness to the sin bin for high stick. The result was 6 on 4 but Phantoms fall 4-3.
Shots on goal 26-23 Phantoms.
A penalty was assessed to Hershey with 18:50 left in the period. Djoos called for holding. The Bears killed it off.
Another penalty with 15:59 left in the period and this time it’s against the Phantoms. Fazleev for hooking. With 1:06 left in this penalty kill and 15:05 left in the period, Phantoms get another penalty. Sanheim called for tripping. Phantoms killed off both penalties.
With 10:03 Hershey scored again. Thomas with goal which was unassisted. Play was under review as it was questionable if puck went in net but after review call on ice stood.
Phantoms power play with 8:20 left in the period. Mitchell gets two minutes for roughing. Hershey killed it off.
Hershey makes it 3-0 with 5:01 left in the period. Thomas with the goal. Assist to O’Brien.
Phantoms to the penalty kill with 4:37 left in the period. Hagg called for roughing as tempers are flaring. Phantoms do kill it off.
Phantoms power play with 2:24 left in the period. Hershey called for too many men on the ice. C. Borque served the penalty. Phantoms score with 1:05 left in the period to cut Hershey lead to 3-1. Goal by Brennan. Assists to Weal and Zengerle.
End of 2nd and Phantoms trail 3-1. Shots on goal 17-16 Hershey.
With 8:39 left in the period the first penalty of the game was handed out. Chris Borque was assessed for slashing giving the Phantoms a power play. Hershey killed off the penalty.
Hershey struck first with 2:27 left in the period to take a 1-0 lead. Goal by Bowey with assists to Boyd and Thomas.
End of 1st and Phantoms trail 1-0. Shots on goal 9-7 Hershey.
Defense: Brennan & LaMarche
Forwards: McDonald & Knight
Scratches: Swavely & Willcox
Defense: Ness & Lewington
Forwards: C. Borque & Stephenson
Scratches: Dietz, Gazley, Barber, & Galiev
Referees: Kaval & Moser
Linesmen: McNulty & Ritter
A fight broke out with 18:33 left in regulation. Penny from the Royals and Boudreau from the Cyclones each took two minute roughing penalties leading to four on four hockey.
Royals score to tie game at 2 with 16:32 left in regulation. Luukko (5th) from Pelech and Ibener.
Then with 15:35 left in regulation the Royals took their first lead of the game with a goal from Goulbourne. Assists to Watkins and Boivin.
Cincinnati called their time out after the goal was scored.
And with 14:10 left in regulation the Royals scored their 4th of the game. Crandall with the goal. Boivin and McCarthy with the helpers.
Royals get a power play with 13:39 left in regulation as holding called on Knodel. Cincinnati killed off the penalty.
The Royals make it 5-2 with 2:24 left in regulation. Goal scored by Pelech (3rd of season) with assists to Perry and Pettersson.
Final score Reading Royals 5; Cincinnati Cyclones 3. Shots on goal 29-25 Royals.
Each team took a roughing penalty as thpenalty be of the 1st: LaBelle and Boudreau
With 19:36 left in the period Yogan gets a goal for the Cyclones. Assits to Atwal and Knodel.
Then with 10:44 left the goal light went on to signal yet another Cyclones goal but it was ruled no goal.
At 4:59 of the period, Iberer called for hooking putting the Royals on the penalty kill. The Royals successfully killed off the penalty.
Royals power play play with 10:42 left in the period. Holding the stick called on Mele. Cincinnati killed off the penalty.
With 1:57 left in the period hooking was called on Leblanc from Cincinnati giving the Royals a power play. Wire 2.7 seconds left in the period the Royals convert and cut the Cyclones’ lead to 2-1. Sundher with the goal from Pettersson and Pelech.
End of second Royals trail Cyclones 2-1. Shots on goal 18-15 Royals.