About Worcester Railers HC

Founded in 2016, the Worcester Railers Hockey Club is the proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders (NHL). With a community first approach, the Worcester Railers HC was recognized by the ECHL by receiving the league-wide Community Service Award in 2018-19 and 2019-20. The Railers aim to provide affordable family fun in downtown Worcester.

History

Affiliation

New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers

On April 28, 2017, Worcester Railers HC announced that the club reached an affiliation agreement with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). Worcester joined the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL) as the primary minor league affiliates for the Islanders organization.

About the New York Islanders

Founded in 1972, the New York Islanders Hockey Club is the proud winner of four Stanley Cup Championships. For more team information, visit nhl.com/islanders

About the Bridgeport Sound Tigers

The Sound Tigers joined the American Hockey League in 2001. In their opening season, they captured a division and league title before winning the Eastern Conference championship. For more information about the Sound Tigers, visit soundtigers.com.

League

ECHL

The ECHL is the Premier “AA” Hockey League with 26 teams in 19 states and two Canadian provinces. There have been 676 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 14 who have made their NHL debuts in the 2019-20 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 25 of the 31 NHL teams in 2019-20, marking the 23rd consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. For more information on the ECHL visit ECHL.com.

DCU Center

For over three decades, the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts has been recognized as the gathering place for people to experience the finest in entertainment, sporting events and public functions. Hailed as one of the most successful entertainment and convention facilities in the nation, the DCU Center opened its doors in September 1982 with the legendary Frank Sinatra inaugural concert. Since then, acts of all musical genres have found their way to the arena stage.

The arena is home to the Worcester Railers HC and features annual appearances of the top family shows including Disney On Ice and the Harlem Globetrotters. The DCU Center also plays host to a variety of sporting and entertainment events including NCAA Hockey, Holy Cross hockey and basketball, Professional Bull Riders, MIAA High School Basketball Championships, Monster Trucks and more.

Location: 50 Foster St., Worcester, MA 01608

Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center

The Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center is a state of the art multi-use dual rink facility located in the heart of the Canal District. The Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center features two sheets of ice, the Rail Shop, Bay State Brewing Company, Reliant Medical Rehabilitation, Peak Fitness Center, and Profilers Edge Pro Shop. The $18 million facility is the practice facility for the Worcester Railers HC and is also home to  several colleges and universities, high schools, and youth hockey organizations.

Location: 112 Harding St., Worcester, MA 01604

The Rail Shop

Located in the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center, the Rail Shop is the official shop of the Worcester Railers HC. Shop official apparel, novelty and more at the store or online.

Location: Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center – 112 Harding St., Worcester, MA 01604

Store Hours:

Wednesday-Friday 3pm-8pm

Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm

Contact: David Gwozdz, Railers HC Director of Merchandise

DaveG@RailersHC.com  |  508-365-1758