What’s going on guys? Cam McGuire (PR & Social Media Coordinator) checking in as we close out the month of June. Well with the Bruins Game 7 loss about two weeks ago, hockey season is officially over, and we are already looking forward to the fall! It may be June but there is still a lot going on with the #Railers.
New York Islanders Prospect Camp
The New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) began their summer development camp on Monday (6/24) and runs through Saturday (6/29). The camp is made up of 31 forwards, 15 defenseman, and five goaltenders. Four players from last year’s Railers squad participated in the development camp down at Northwell Health Ice Center in Eisenhower Park, NY. Click HERE for the full list of participants.
(F) Ryan Hitchcock
– WOR ’18-19= 46GP, (17-32-49)
– Bridgeport ’18-19= 20GP, (0-4-4)
(F) Yanick Turcotte
– WOR ’18-19= 42GP, (2-3-5), 186 PIMS
(D) David Quenneville 2016 NYI 7thround #200
– WOR ’18-19= 55GP, (5-16-21)
(G) Evan Buitenhuis
– WOR ’18-19= 28GP (10-9-4), 2.37GAA, .928 SV%
The final scrimmage will be Saturday (6/29) at 10AM. You can click HERE to watch for free.
ECHL Community Service Award
Last week at the league meetings in Las Vegas, the Railers came home with some hardware to be proud of as they were awarded with the ECHL Community Team of the Year Award. Read the full story HERE.
Last Thursday (6/21) the Railers announced that defenseman Connor Doherty would be back with the Railers for his third season. As a Railer the Holden, MA native has played in 92 games registering 14 points (2-12-14) and 135PIMs. Fast forward a week later and it was announced that Doherty was the recipient of PHPA (Professional Hockey Players’ Association) Best Defensive of Defenseman. Click HERE for the full story.
There is a New Sheriff in Town
The Worcester Railers officially announced the signing of veteran defenseman Bobby Shea to the club on Thursday (6/27). The Harrison Township, MI native has over 250 professional games played and will be a force to wreckin with on the ice. And if it so happens that Mike Cornell is back with the Railers this upcoming season they may have to hug it out on Day 1. Click HERE for a fight back in 2015 when Shea was playing for the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs and Cornell the AHL Charlotte Checkers.
There are officially 106 days until the Railers drop the puck for year number three! Opening night is right around the corner October 12 vs. Adirondack Thunder. If you have any questions shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.