Fans filed onto Penn Street in Reading on Thursday in support of the Reading Royals.

The Royals will open its first ever Kelly Cup Finals against the Stockton Thunder on Saturday at 7:05pm at the Sovereign Center.

Home-ice advantage has been something that this team has strived for all season.

It has paid dividends. Reading has been able to open every playoff series at the Sovereign Center. They even hosted a do-or-die Game 7 with Florida in the conference semifinals.

Now that the Kelly Cup Finals are here, the Royals have realized just how important home ice has been in their record-breaking season.

Dan Moscaritolo has more.