Worcester Railers at Reading Royals
When: Thursday, December 28 at 7pm
Where: Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania
Radio: WORC, 98.9 FM; nashicon989.com

Records:
Railers 12-10-2-2, 28 points (6-4-2-2 on road), 6th in North Division
Reading 14-13-2-0; 30 points (9-5-0-0 at home), 4th in North Division

Previous meetings:
Dec 20, 2017: Reading 0 @ Railers 1
Nov 5, 2017: Reading 3 @ Railers 1
Nov 4, 2017: Reading 1 @ Railers 2
Nov 3, 2017: Reading 2 @ Railers 4

Last game:
Railers: Beat Adirondack 5-3 last Saturday
Reading Lost to Manchester 6-2 last Saturday

Leading scorers:
Railers:
Chris Langkow: 9 goals, 15 assists; 24 points
Patrick McNally: 11 goals, 11 assists; 22 points
Barry Almeida: 7 goals, 10 assists; 17 points

Reading
Matt Willows: 10 goals, 14 assists; 24 points
Alex Krushelnyski: 10 goals, 12 assists; 22 points
Mark Neclerio: 10 goals, 12 assists; 22 points

Special Teams
Railers:
Power Play 12.1% (12.8% on road)
Penalty Kill 82.4% (84.3% on road)

Reading
Power Play 13.8% (14.5% at home)
Penalty Kill 85.4% (78.7% at home)

Probable goaltender match-up:
Railers Eamon McAdam (7-5-2-2, 2.67, .918) vs Reading Mark Dekanich (8-9-1-0, 3.07. .909)

Former Worcester players on Reading:
*Adam Schmidt played 14 games for the WorSharks in 2013-14, scoring three points (g,2a).
*Matt Willows played 11 games for the WorSharks in 2014-15, scoring five points (3g,2a).

Players to watch:
*Patrick McNally (Railers #4) has a goal and four assists vs Reading this season.
*Mike Cornell (Railers #6) has a team leading 19 penalty minutes against Reading
*Adam Schmidt (Reading #14) is a graduate of Holy Cross College in Worcester.

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