McGuire Wire- August 17th

McGuire Wire

August 17th

Hey guys, Cam McGuire (PR & Social Media Coordinator) for the Railers checking back in with another McGuire Wire. We are OFFICIALLY 56 days until Opening Night vs. the Adirondack Thunder on October 12th. The BIG news of the week was the announcement of the Railers promotional schedule for the 2019-20 season! I plan to cover:

  • Promotional Schedule Released
  • POW WOW Worcester
  • Opponent Primer: Brampton Beast
  • Community Express Update
  • Nick Saracino Re-Signs with Wheeling Nailers

Promotional Schedule Released

The Railers 2019-20 promotional schedule came out on Thursday (8/14) and it looks like the best one yet! See below as I’ve taken some of the key takeaways from the promotional schedule:

  • Seven Saturday Specialty Jerseys
    • Nov. 2- W6 Jersey
    • Nov. 30- Nickelodeon Jersey
    • Dec. 14- DC Comics Jersey
    • Jan. 25- Marvel Super Hero Jersey
    • Feb. 8- Pink in the Rink Jersey
    • Feb. 29- Miracle on Ice Jersey
    • Mar. 21- IceCats Jersey
  • 2-3-4 WEEKDAYS
    • Last year’s 2-3-4 Friday’s ($2 popcorn, $3 soda, and $4 bud light) will now not only be on Friday’s but also for every weekday game.
  • School Day Game
    • The Railers will host their third annual school day game on Nov. 13th at 10:05am vs. the Reading Royals.
  • College Night
    • The Railers will host their second annual College Night on Nov. 14that 7:05pm vs. the Brampton Beast.
  • Teddy Bear Toss
    • Let the Teddy Bears fly!! On Dec. 14ththe Railers will host their second annual Teddy Bear Toss vs. the Maine Mariners.

The Railers will host multiple theme nights which include; Hockey Fights Cancer Night, Star Wars Night, Worcester Red Sox Night, and many more. For the full list of theme nights and the complete promotional schedule click HERE.

POW! WOW! Worcester

I have officially been in Worcester two and half months now and I’ve heard a ton of amazing things about POW WOW Worcester when I first got here but never knew what it was…  WELL the time has come as POW WOW kicks off with the Opening Party on Saturday (8/17). Earlier this week on the Railers Radio Hour we had on Jess Walsh, Owner of Worcester Wares & Co-Director of POW WOW, on talk about some of the events. Click HERE to Listen. If you want to check out all the events for the upcoming week click HERE.

Opponent Primer: Brampton Beast

The Railers and the Beast met eight times last season with the Railers posting a 3-3-1-1 record vs. Brampton. See below for the full breakdown of last season’s matchup.

It took the Brampton Beast until Aug. 1stto announce their first player signing for the 2019-20 season but, they now have officially announced seven players signed for the upcoming year (6 forwards and 1 defenseman). See below for the complete list of players.

(F) Jackson Leef. The 6-0, 185lb native of Fort Wayne, IN enters his third pro season after setting professional career highs in games played (60), goals (13), assists (22), and points (35) while playing for Brampton. The 27-year-old played four years at Westfield State University from 2013-17 and was MASCAC Player of the Year during his senior season where he played 26 games tallying 40 points (19G, 21A).

(D) Jordan Henry. The 6-2, 198lb native of Milo, AB enters his 13thprofessional season. The 33-year-old has served as the Beast’s Captain for the last four and is the team’s all-time leader in games played 238 where he has accumulated 137 points (47G, 90A).

(F) Erik Robichaud. The 5-9, 170lb native of Timmons, ON enters his first professional season. The 26-year-old played six games with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits last season after playing five years at Nipissing University (USports) where he played 137 games accumulating 97 points (37G, 60A).

(F) Matt Campagna. The 6-0, 185lb native of Mississauga, ON played four games for the Beast last season after finishing up a four-year career at the University of Toronto (USports) where he played 102 games accumulating 96 points (32G, 64A). The 25-year-old played in the OHL from 2010-15 with Sudbury and Plymouth where he played 301 games totaling 248 points (80G, 168A).

(F) Dan Leavens. The 6-2, 200lb native of Thornhill, ON enters his third professional season, all of which have been in the ECHL. The 26-year-old played 15 games for the Beast last season totaling 16 points (4G, 12A). Leavens began the season with Toledo playing 30 games registering 19 points (4G, 15A) and then had a 14-game stint with Atlanta recording 7 points (4G, 3A). Leavens played college hockey at Robert Morris University from 2013-17 where he played 136 games accumulating 108 points (40G, 68A).

(F) Perry D’Arrisso. The 5-10, 190lb native of Mississauga, ON enters his third professional season but, his first in the U.S. after spending his first two playing in France. The 27-year-old played four years at Clarkson University from 2013-17 where he played 119 games totaling 26 points (11G, 15A).

(F) Matt Mcleod. The 6-1, 192lb native of North York, ON enters his first professional season after spending the last four years at Canisius College where he played 124 games accumulating 25 points (8G, 17A).

The Railers and the Beast will meet eight times this season. See below for all games vs. Brampton. Red= home game.

10/26 at BRM 7:15pm

10/27 at BRM 2pm

11/14 vs. BRM 7:05pm

11/17 at BRM 2pm

12/4 at BRM 11am

12/20 at BRM 7:15pm

12/21 at BRM 7:15pm

2/28 vs. BRM 7:05pm

Community Express- Paul Harris

The Railers are picking right up where they left of last season and getting back into the community. Back in June the Railers took home the 2018-19 ECHL Community Service Team of the Year Award at the League Meetings in Las Vegas, NV. Community Relations Coordinator, Paul Harris, wrote an update for fans about the Railers in the community this summer. Click HERE to read.

Nick Saracino Re-Signs with Wheeling Nailers

On Tuesday (8/13) the Wheeling Nailers announced that they had re-signed former Railers forward Nick Saracino. The 27-year-old played 27 games for the Nailers last season producing 37 points (17G, 20A). The former Providence College Friar also appeared in 38 games with the AHL Binghamton Devils last season where he totaled 10 points (6G, 4A) after signing a PTO with Binghamton on Dec. 26, 2018. Saracino played with the Railers in their inaugural season appearing in 61 games recording 37 points (12G, 25A).

 

 If you have not already be sure to check that promo schedule out! That will do it for this week. Be sure to send me your questions or comments on anything to camm@railershc.com. Until next time..

-Cam