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Royals raise Kelly Cup banner, then win season opener

Published On: Oct 19 2013 09:42:17 PM CDT

Royals raise championship banner, then win season opener

The Reading Royals started Saturday night by raising the banner from last year's Kelly Cup Championship into the rafters of the Santander Arena.

They ended the night by winning their season opener 3-2 over South Carolina in a shootout.

The Royals took a 1-0 lead in the first period, only to fall behind 2-1 after two.

But they tied the game early in the third, then picked up the win in a shootout.