Royals shutout by Manchester

First scoreless game for Reading this season

MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Reading Royals (13-8-2-0, 28 points) had 19 shots and Charles Williams stopped them all in a 5-0 shutout win for the Manchester Monarchs Saturday at SNHU Arena. Royals goalie Mark Dekanich stood out again with 29 saves in the first two periods (41 saves in the game). Reading is second in the North Division. 

Jordan Smotherman scored at 3:22 of the first period on a slot shot to give the Monarchs a 1-0 edge after one. Zac Lynch (2g) made it 2-0 at 14:26 of the second on a rebound at the left post, assisted by Michael Doherty and Sam Kurker. 

Joel Lowry and Tony Camernesi and Lynch scored in the third for Manchester. 

Reading is at Manchester Saturday for a 6 p.m. puck drop. The teams are tied atop the North Division with 28 points.

Story courtesy of Reading Royals

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