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Mitch Gillam named CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month and CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Tuesday, April 3rd
Mitch Gillam named CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month and CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Mitch Gillam named CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month and CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Gillam leads ECHL with five shutouts and has started last 12 games for Railers

Worcester, MA– The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders), and Railers HC General Manager and Head Coach Jamie Russell (@JamieRussell18) officially announced today that goaltender Mitch Gillam(@gillyg00se32)has won the CCM ECHL Rookie of the Month award for March.

Gillam went 10-2-1 with two shutouts, a 1.52 goals-against average and a save percentage of .947 in 13 appearances during the month.

A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Gillam stopped all 30 shots he faced in a 5-0 win against Wheeling on March 2 and turned aside 27 shots in a 2-0 victory over Adirondack on March 27. He allowed two goals or less in 11 of his 13 appearances while making at least 30 saves five times.

The 25-year-old is 22-14-2 in 40 appearances this season. He leads the ECHL with five shutouts, leads rookie goaltenders – and is fifth overall – with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage, and is fifth with 2,340 minutes played.

Gillam was also named CCM ECHL Goaltender of the Week for March 26-April 1.

The rookie goalender went 4-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.00 goals-against average and a save percentage of .967 in four appearances last week.

Gillam stopped all 27 shots he faced in a 2-0 win against Adirondack on Wednesday, made 30 saves in a 3-2 victory over Brampton on Friday, turned aside 35 shots in a 4-1 win against the Beast on Saturday and made 27 saves in a 4-1 victory at Adirondack on Sunday.

Prior to turning pro, Mitch appeared in 97 career games at Cornell University posting an overall record of 47-28-17 with 11 shutouts, a 2.15 goals-against average and a save percentage of .923.

What’s on tap? – Railers continue to battle for a playoff spot!

On Wednesday, April 4 the Railers head to Reading, PA for a 7pm start vs. the Reading Royals with coverage beginning at 6:35pm on 98.9 Nash Icon. On Saturday, April 7 the Railers play their final road game with a 6pm start in Manchester, NH vs. the Monarchs.

On Sunday, April 8 the Worcester Railers HC host the Manchester Monarchs at 3:05pm on FAN APPRECIATION DAY with a BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAME to benefit Why Me. It is also a KIDS GIVEAWAY SUNDAY with the 1st 1,000 kids 12-and-under receiving a Railers HC flashlight presented by CHH Engraving, Inc. There will be a TON of giveaways and prizes throughout the game and three lucky fans will have the opportunity to win a car with the PRIME FORD Shoot to Win during an intermission! The DCU Center doors open at 12pm for the Bruins Alumni Game…. Railers puck drop is at 3:05pm. Stick around after the game for a postgame autograph session with the Railers players! Last chance to catch the Railers this regular season…tickets as low as $15…or score a FAMILY FUN PACK which includes 4 tickets, 4 hotdogs, and 4 sodas for just $80!

The Railers Tavern, located behind the DCU Center provides 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

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Wizarding World of Worcester
Saturday, March 2nd
Wizarding World of Worcester
Puck Drops:
7:05 PM EST
DCU Center
Trois-Rivières Lions
TR Trois-Rivières Lions
at
Worcester Railers
WOR Worcester Railers
DCU Center
WooSox Night
Sunday, March 3rd
WooSox Night
Puck Drops:
3:05 PM EST
DCU Center
Trois-Rivières Lions
TR Trois-Rivières Lions
at
Worcester Railers
WOR Worcester Railers
DCU Center
School Day Game #2
Wednesday, March 13th
School Day Game #2
Puck Drops:
10:05 AM EDT
DCU Center
Reading Royals
REA Reading Royals
at
Worcester Railers
WOR Worcester Railers
DCU Center

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