READING, Pa.– The Manchester Monarchs got 33 saves from Charles Williams in a 3-9 shutout of the Reading Royals on Saturday night at Santander Arena.
The Monarchs (24-19-1-1) took the lead at 9:46 of the second period on the first goal of the season by Chris Carlisle on the power play. Carlisle crawled into the left circle with Jack Nevins providing a screen in front, when he wristed a shot, past Reading goaltender, Andrew D’Agostini, to make the score, 1-0.
Manchester made it a two-goal game at 15:01 of the third period on the 16th goal of the season by Spencer Watson. Zeb Knutson took a shot from the left circle, where Watson swatted the rebound out of the air and past the dive of D’Agostini, making the score, 2-0.
Nic Pierog added an empty-net goal with :21 seconds left in the game, to give the Monarchs a 3-0 victory.
The Royals are 19-16-3-5.
The Monarchs return to action today 2 p.m., when they take on Reading again at Santander Arena.