HOME
The Info List - Worcester Railers


--- Advertisement ---



The Worcester Railers
Worcester Railers
(also called Worcester Railers
Worcester Railers
HC) are a professional ice hockey team based in Worcester, Massachusetts. The team began play in the 2017–18 ECHL
ECHL
season, and is a member of the North Division of the Eastern Conference of the ECHL. The team plays their home games at the DCU Center
DCU Center
and are the ECHL
ECHL
affiliate of the New York Islanders.[1] The team replaces the AHL's Worcester Sharks, who relocated to San Jose, California, in 2015 to become the San Jose Barracuda.

Contents

1 History 2 Current roster 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] On January 26, 2015, it was reported that the Worcester Sharks
Worcester Sharks
would move to San Jose and share SAP Center at San Jose
SAP Center at San Jose
with their parent club, the San Jose Sharks. These reports were confirmed with the Sharks' official announcement on January 29.[2] Worcester did not initially receive an ECHL
ECHL
team to replace the relocated AHL team, unlike the other markets with relocated AHL teams in 2015, such as Manchester, NH, Norfolk, VA and Glens Falls, NY. On February 8, 2016, the ECHL
ECHL
announced that Worcester would be home to an expansion team, set to begin play for the 2017–18 season. The team is owned by Cliff Rucker, with Toby O'Brien initially serving as president and general manager (although O'Brien would leave in May 2016 for an NHL job and replaced by former Worcester Sharks
Worcester Sharks
executive, Mike Myers, as president). The team will be the ECHL's first franchise in Massachusetts
Massachusetts
and second in New England, following the Manchester Monarchs. Early reports indicated that ownership group was considering Whitehawks, Railers, and Blast as the name of the team.[3] The team unveiled their name and logo on April 3.[4] On September 12, 2016, Jamie Russell was announced as the team's first head coach and general manager.[5] He had served as head coach of the Elmira Jackals
Elmira Jackals
from 2014 to 2016. The team announced their first affiliation with the New York Islanders (NHL) and Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
(AHL) at the end of the 2016–17 season.[6] The Railers played their first game on October 14, 2017, defeating the Monarchs 4–3 at the DCU Center
DCU Center
in front of a crowd of 12,135. The first goal scored in franchise history was by forward Wade Murphy.

Current roster[edit] As of December 19, 2017.[7][8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract

7001190000000000000♠19 United States
United States
! Almeida, BarryBarry Almeida 6.0 !LW L 29 2017 Longmeadow, Massachusetts Railers

7000600000000000000♠6 United States
United States
! Cornell, MikeMike Cornell (A) 2.0 !D R 30 2017 Franklin, Massachusetts Sound Tigers

7001170000000000000♠17 United States
United States
! DiChiara, FrankieFrankie DiChiara 6.0 !LW L 24 2017 Ronkonkoma, New York Railers

7001280000000000000♠28 United States
United States
! Doherty, ConnorConnor Doherty 2.0 !D L 25 2017 Holden, Massachusetts Railers

7000800000000000000♠8 United States
United States
! Gaudreau, MatthewMatthew Gaudreau 3.0 !F L 23 2017 Carneys Point, NJ Sound Tigers

7001350000000000000♠35 Canada
Canada
! Gillam, MitchMitch Gillam 1.0 !G R 25 2017 Peterborough, Ontario Sound Tigers

7001220000000000000♠22 Canada
Canada
! Hamonic, JustinJustin Hamonic 2.0 !D R 24 2017 Winnipeg, Manitoba Railers

7001230000000000000♠23 United States
United States
! Hudson, WoodyWoody Hudson 7.0 !RW R 25 2017 Greece, New York Railers

7000900000000000000♠9 Canada
Canada
! Jones, KellenKellen Jones 6.0 !LW L 28 2017 Montrose, British Columbia Sound Tigers

7001160000000000000♠16 United States
United States
! Kubiak, JeffJeff Kubiak 3.0 !F L 24 2017 Tinley Park, Illinois Sound Tigers

7001100000000000000♠10 United States
United States
! Lane, MattMatt Lane 3.0 !F L 24 2017 Rochester, New York Sound Tigers

7001210000000000000♠21 Canada
Canada
! Langkow, ChrisChris Langkow (A) 4.0 !C R 28 2017 Vegreville, Alberta Railers

7000300000000000000♠3 Canada
Canada
! Masella, BenBen Masella 2.0 !D R 25 2017 Montreal, Quebec Railers

7001390000000000000♠39 United States
United States
! McAdam, EamonEamon McAdam 1.0 !G R 25 2017 Perkasie, Pennsylvania Islanders

7000500000000000000♠5 United States
United States
! McKenzie, KyleKyle McKenzie 2.0 !D L 25 2017 Dallas, Texas Railers

7000400000000000000♠4 United States
United States
! McNally, PatrickPatrick McNally 2.0 !D L 26 2017 Glen Head, New York Railers

7001270000000000000♠27 Canada
Canada
! Monk, JoshJosh Monk 2.0 !D R 26 2017 Langley, British Columbia Railers

7001120000000000000♠12 Canada
Canada
! Murphy, WadeWade Murphy 7.0 !RW R 24 2017 Victoria, British Columbia Railers

7001880000000000000♠88 Canada
Canada
! Rome, AshtonAshton Rome (C) 7.0 !RW R 32 2017 Nesbitt, Manitoba Railers

7001180000000000000♠18 United States
United States
! Saracino, NickNick Saracino 6.0 !LW L 26 2017 St. Louis, Missouri Railers

7000100000000000000♠1 United States
United States
! Spagnoli, JoeJoe Spagnoli 1.0 !G R 34 2017 Cranston, Rhode Island Railers

7001140000000000000♠14 United States
United States
! Syner, T. J.T. J. Syner 6.0 !LW L 29 2017 Springfield, Massachusetts Railers

7001200000000000000♠20 Canada
Canada
! Turcotte, YannickYannick Turcotte 3.0 !F L 21 2017 Ste-Brigitte-de-Laval, Quebec Sound Tigers

References[edit]

^ " Worcester Railers
Worcester Railers
to partner with NY Islanders".  ^ "Sharks Moving AHL Franchise to SAP Center". San Jose Sharks. January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.  ^ Nicodemus, Aaron (February 14, 2016). "On Business: Hockey team names for land of the worm, home of the brave". Retrieved 21 March 2016.  ^ "Introducing the Worcester Railers
Worcester Railers
professional hockey team". Worcester Magazine. April 3, 2016.  ^ " Worcester Railers
Worcester Railers
name Jamie Russell coach and GM". Telegram & Gazette. September 12, 2016.  ^ " Worcester Railers
Worcester Railers
to Announce Affiliation with New York Islanders – Woo Hockey". Woo Hockey. April 27, 2017.  ^ " Worcester Railers
Worcester Railers
roster". EliteProspects. Retrieved October 9, 2017.  ^ "WORCESTER RAILERS 17-18 REG ROSTERS". railershc.com. Retrieved 20 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

Worcester Railers
Worcester Railers
HC (Official website)

v t e

Worcester Railers

Franchise

Worcester Railers

Arenas

DCU Center

Head Coaches

Jamie Russell

Affiliates

NHL New York Islanders AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Media

TV Charter TV3 Radio 98.9 Nash Icon

v t e

New York Islanders

Founded in 1972 Based in New York City, New York

Franchise

Team General managers Coaches Players Captains Draft picks (Expansion draft) Seasons Current season

History

Records Award winners Retired numbers

Personnel

Owners Jon Ledecky and Scott D. Malkin (majority owners) Charles Wang (minority owner) General manager Garth Snow Head coach Doug Weight Team captain John Tavares Current roster

Arenas

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Barclays Center Belmont Park Arena (future)

Rivalries

New York Rangers

Affiliates

AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers ECHL Worcester Railers

Media

TV MSG MSG Plus WLNY-TV Radio WRHU 88.7 FM Broadcasters Howie Rose Butch Goring

Culture and lore

The Trio Grande Easter Epic Penguins–Islanders brawl The Lighthouse Project Hockey Night Live! 2014 NHL Stadium Series

v t e

ECHL
ECHL
(2017–18)

Western Conference Eastern Conference

Mountain Division

Allen Americans

Colorado Eagles

Idaho Steelheads

Rapid City Rush

Tulsa Oilers

Utah Grizzlies

Wichita Thunder

Central Division

Cincinnati Cyclones

Fort Wayne Komets

Indy Fuel

Kalamazoo Wings

Kansas City Mavericks

Quad City Mallards

Toledo Walleye

North Division

Adirondack Thunder

Brampton Beast

Manchester Monarchs

Reading Royals

Wheeling Nailers

Worcester Railers

 

South Division

Atlanta Gladiators

Florida Everblades

Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Jacksonville Icemen

Norfolk Admirals

Orlando Solar Bears

South Carolina Stingrays

Joining in 2018–19 Maine Mariners St. John's

Seasons Kelly Cup Brabham Cup All-Star Game Awards Defunct teams Hall of Fame Arenas Other Professional Hockey Leagues

Category Portal

v t e

Sports teams based in Massachusetts

Australian rules football

USAFL Boston Demons

Baseball

MLB Boston Red Sox NYPL Lowell Spinners CCBL Bourne Braves Brewster Whitecaps Chatham Anglers Cotuit Kettleers Falmouth Commodores Harwich Mariners Hyannis Harbor Hawks Orleans Firebirds Wareham Gatemen Yarmouth–Dennis Red Sox FCBL Brockton Rox Martha's Vineyard Sharks North Shore Navigators Pittsfield Suns Wachusett Dirt Dawgs Worcester Bravehearts NECBL New Bedford Bay Sox North Adams SteepleCats Plymouth Pilgrims Valley Blue Sox

Basketball

NBA Boston Celtics

Football

NFL New England Patriots NAL Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Pirates WFA Boston Renegades

Hockey

NHL Boston Bruins AHL Springfield Thunderbirds ECHL Worcester Railers NWHL Boston Pride CWHL Boston Blades

Lacrosse

MLL Boston Cannons UWLX Boston Storm

Roller derby

WFTDA Bay State Brawlers Roller Derby Boston Roller Derby MRDA Pioneer Valley Roller Derby

Rugby league

USARL Boston Thirteens Oneida FC

Rugby union

RSL Boston RFC NERFU Boston Irish Wolfhounds Mystic River South Shore Anchors

Soccer

MLS New England Revolution PDL FC Boston Western Mass Pioneers NPSL Boston City FC Greater Lowell NPSL FC Champions Soccer League USA Greater Lowell United FC UWS New England Mutiny WPSL Boston Breakers
Boston Breakers
Academy Boston Breakers
Boston Breakers
Reserves Boston Breakers
Boston Breakers
U20 FC Stars FC Stars U23

Ultimate

Club Boston Ironsides

College athletics (NCAA Division I)

AIC Yellow Jackets (ice hockey) Bentley Falcons (ice hockey) Boston College Eagles Boston University Terriers Harvard Crimson Holy Cross Crusaders UMass Minutemen and Minutewomen UMass Lowell River Hawks Merrimack Warriors (ice hockey) Northeastern Huskies

v t e

City of Worcester

Nickname(s): The City of the Seven Hills, The Heart of the Commonwealth, Wormtown, Woo-town, The Woo

Topics

Media Sports Airport City Hall and Common Tallest buildings

Education

Higher education Assumption College Becker College Clark University College of the Holy Cross MCPHS Quinsigamond Community College UMass Medical School Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester State University

See also: Colleges of Worcester Consortium

K-12 education Worcester Public Schools Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School Bancroft School Mass Academy of Math and Science Worcester Academy

Government

Fire Mayors Transit Authority

History

Historic places (eastern, northwestern, southwestern) List of mayors Notable residents Timeline Worcester firsts 1953 Worcester tornado

Museums

American Antiquarian Society EcoTarium Higgins Armory Museum Worcester Art Museum Worcester Historical Museum

Sports teams

Current Worcester Bravehearts Worcester Railers

Former Worcester IceCats Worcester Sharks Worcester Tornadoes Worcester Warriors

Worcester County Greater Boston Massachus

.