Holy smokes…. Can’t believe it! Voice of the Railers Eric Lindquist checking in on this Thursday AM. The Worcester Railers HC is in the homestretch as we are now just 100 days (as of July 6) until we drop the puck on October 14 vs. the Manchester Monarchs at the DCU Center! There is still A LOT of work to get done…. Check out some of the things we are working on as we prepare for opening night!
Players, Players, and more Players – GM/head coach Jamie Russell and his assistant coach Terry Bangen are working hard behind the scenes to make sure the Railers are ready to go on opening night. Expect more signings as the summer goes on…. and we do anticipate some help from our NHL affiliate – the NY Islanders! Check out the current roster HERE.
Staff – Our front office (full-time) staff is almost completed. We will have a few new faces joining over the next few weeks, and will have a couple of more over the next month or so. We will then branch out and start to look for some game night staff and interns…. but we are shaping up nicely!
Tickets! – We just introduced our 12 flex ticket plan and our group tickets plan. Phase 2 has begun! We are currently at 1428 full season memberships with 100 days to go…. Help us continue to grow that number by calling the front office at 508-365-1750.
Community – Community guy Paul and TRAX have been killing it over the last several weeks! Make sure to check out the Community Express and find out where they have been…and where they will be next!
Pocket Schedules – Should have the first run in the office within days…. I love pocket schedules. The first run will not include promotional schedule and some other things we have yet to finalize…. but it will still be a pocket schedule!
Promotional Schedule – We are working hard to get that finalized….. bobbleheads, theme nights, specialty jerseys and more! We hope to get the word out sooner than later….we are also working on a plan to make sure opening night is beyond AWESOME…more details to follow so be on the lookout!
Worcester Ice Center – Make sure to take a drive by the Canal District…. Rumor has it the Worcester Ice Center is ahead of schedule (knock on wood!). We just got the Zambonis delivered on July 5, the glass and boards are up in Rink 1….there has been A LOT of progress over the last couple on months… make sure to check it out!
Merchandise – Working on it! We will have a full service merchandise store at the Worcester Ice Center. Until then, we do have a limited suppy of merchandise at Worcester Wares located at the DCU center.
Keep Updated – make sure you are following our social media channels and catch Tuesdays with Tom. Tom has a full plate of video features he is working on including some insight on Railers Tavern, continuous updates on the Worcester Ice Center, player signings and more!
The next 100 days will fly by…. Enjoy the rest of the Summer! Looking forward to getting this train on the tracks!