27 shot second period leads Railers to 4-1 home victory over Monarchs

Manchester Monarchs at Worcester Railers HC

November 19, 2017

DCU Center

Meeting 6 of 15 vs. Manchester this season

Worcester is 4-2-0-0 vs. the Monarchs this season

27 shot second period leads Railers to 4-1 home victory over Monarchs

Worcester scored two shorthanded goals in middle frame to lead the way

Worcester, MA – The Worcester Railers HC (7-6-1-0, 15pts) fired a season high 48 shots on goal to defeat the visiting Manchester Monarchs (8-7-1-1, 18pts) by the score of 4-1 in front 3,370 fans at the DCU Center on Sunday afternoon.

Worcester fired an ECHL high 27 shots in the second period which led to a pair of shorthanded goals by Ashton Rome and Kellen Jones.  Eamon McAdam was terrific in net in his 4th straight start as he made 28 saves while the Railers added third period goals by Kyle McKenzie and Matty Gaudreau to seal the 4-1 victory.

Manchester had more of the energy in the opening period and outshot Worcester 12-5 and scored the periods only goal.  Zac Lynch (6th) finished off a nice rush on the power play with a quick snap shot from 30 feet past netminder Eamon McAdam at 11:27. The Railers trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes of play.

A wild second period saw Worcester fire 27 shots on goal and score a pair of shorthanded goals to take a 2-1 advantage.  Ashton Rome (5th) fired home his own rebound from a tough angle past goaltender Charles Williams at 9:47 to tie the score at 1-1.  Kellen Jones (4th) gave the Railers a 2-1 lead with a breakaway shorthanded goal at 12:31. Worcester to a 2-1 lead into the second intermission and held a 34-18 shot advantage.

Worcester would fire 14 more shots on goal in the third period as Kyle McKenzie (2nd) added an insurance marker at 7:42 with a slapper from the left circle and Matty Gaudreau (4th) potted an empty netter at 19:11 to close out the game 4-1.  Eamon McAdam made 11 more saves for his 4th win of the season.

Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Kyle McKenzie (1-0-1, +2) 2nd star: Eamon McAdam (28 saves, Win) 1st star: Kellen Jones (GWG, 5 shots) …Final shots were 48-29 in favor of Worcester… Charles Williams (5-3-1) made 44 saves on 47 shots for Manchester…. Eamon McAdam (4-3-1) made 28 saves on 29 shots for Worcester…. Mitch Gillam was the backup goalie….Worcester went 0-for-5 on the power play while Manchester went 1-for-5…. Frankie DiChiara, TJ Syner, Wade Murphy and Connor Doherty (inj) did not dress for Worcester…the Railers fired an ECHL season high 27 shots on goal in the second period – the previous high was 26… Chris Langkow added three assists and was +3… Patrick McNally had a game high eight shots on goal…the Railers now have four shorthanded goals.

What’s on tap?

On Wednesday, the Railers begin a four-game road trip in Wheeling, WV vs. the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins).

The Railers Tavern, located behind the DCU Center is now open and will provide hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live at Railers Tavern or watch on ECHLTV.com for a small fee. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Tom Matthews. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.