Worcester Railers HC at Jacksonville Icemen
February 19, 2020
Veterans Memorial Arena
Meeting 2 of 2 vs. Jacksonville this season
Railers are 1-1-0-0 vs. the Icemen this season
No Sunshine for Worcester in 5-1 Loss to Jacksonville
Barry Almeida scores lone goal for Worcester
Jacksonville, FL – The Worcester Railers HC (17-32-3-0, 37pts)continued on their southern road trip and suffered a 5-1 loss to the Jacksonville Icemen (19-24-5-1, 44pts)in front of 4,120 fans at the Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday evening.The Railers will hop on the bus Thursday before a pair of games in Greenville starting on Friday Feb 21 vs. the Greenville Swamp Rabbits at 7pm.
Barry Almeida (1-0-1) scored the lone goal for Worcester while Jacksonville scored three times in the second period, two of which were on the power-play. Jakub Skarek made 20 saves in net for Worcester while Adam Carlson made 39 in net for Jacksonville. The Railers losing streak hit a franchise high nine games dating back to January 26thwhere the Railers are (0-8-1).
Wacey Rabbit (5th) gave the Icemen a 1-0 lead at 10:40 of the first period when he redirected a point shot in the high slot past the low blocker of Jakub Skarek. Barry Almeida (14th) was able to answer the bell for the Railers jamming home a rebound with just 10 seconds left in the period after an initial shot from the half wall courtesy of Jack Macnee. The two teams were tied 1-1 after 20 minutes of play as Worcester outshot Jacksonville 17-10.
Jacksonville would grab two power-play scores in the second period first from Chase Lang (17th) at 8:52 and then Bobby Lynch (8th) at 15:36 to take a 3-1 advantage. The Icemen were able to increase their advantage to 4-1 when Mike Hedden (9th) put home a rebound with just 1:55 remaining in the second period. Jacksonville led 4-1 after 40 minutes of play as they outshot Worcester 11-8 in the middle stanza.
Chase Harrison (3rd) at 2:56 of the third period capitalized on a two on one effort to make the Icemen lead 5-1 which would prove to be the final score.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Chase Lang (1-2-3, +3) 2nd star: Adam Carlson (39 saves, Win) 1st star: John Albert (0-4-4, +2)…. final shots were 40-25 in favor of Worcester …. Adam Carlson (14-11-3) made 39 saves on 40 shots for Jacksonville…. Jakub Skarek (2-7-2) made 20 saves on 25 shots for Worcester while Evan Buitenhuis as the backup….Worcester went 0-for-5 on the power play while Jacksonville went 2-for-3…., JD Dudek (IR), Kyle Thomas (IR), Yanick Turcotte (IR), Tanner Pond (IR), Dylan Sadowy (IR), Arnaud Durandeau (INJ), Bryce Nielsen, Ivan Chukarov, Jack Stander and Ian Milosz did not dress for Worcester…. Mike Cornell and Linus Soderstrom are all with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers…. Justin Murray has now played in 42 straight games…. Dante Salituro was traded to Rapid City on Tuesday for Tyler Poulsen and Myles McGurty…. Myles McGurty made his Railers debut and wore #16…. Tyler Poulsen made his Railers debut and wore #10 and recorded two shots…. Ben Thomson led all skaters with nine shots…. The Railers are 0-for-31 in the last 10 games…. Worcester has 20 games left on the regular season…. The Railers are now 1-1-0-0 all-time vs. the Icemen and 0-1-0-0 at the Veterans Memorial Arena.
What’s on tap – On to Greenville!
The Railers will bus to Greenville, SC on Thursday morning and will face the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Friday Feb 21 at 7pm. Worcester will play the Swamp Rabbits again on Saturday Feb 22 at 8:05pm before closing out the road trip in Charleston, SC on Sunday Feb 23 at 3pm vs. the South Carolina Stingrays.
The Railers return home for a 3-in-3 weekend on Feb 28-29 and March 1!
On Friday, February 28 the Railers host the Brampton Beast at 7pm on a 2-3-4 Friday! Score $2 popcorn, $3 soda, and $4 bud light in the Bud Light Lounge! Catch a pregame show in the Coors Light Lounge by local musician Dezi Garcia…Dezi will also perform during the first and second intermission! It is also another IG Friday presented by EDGE at Union Station with one lucky fan winning $100 in Railers merchandise! Tickets start at just $15!
On Saturday, February 29 the Railers host the South Carolina Stingrays on a BIG GAME SATURDAY on Miracle on Ice Night! The Railers will wear USA themed jerseys to benefit Be Like Brit presented by Country Bank as we honor the 40-year anniversary of the Miracle on Ice! Make sure to place a bid on these one-of-a-kind jerseys! As with every Saturday night game, Railers player(s) will sign autographs during the first intermission in the Pavilion Lobby.
On Sunday, March 1 the Railers host the Reading Royals on a KIDS GIVEAWAY SUNDAY at 3pm with the first 1,000 kids 12-and-under receiving a free game of laser tag courtesy of APEX entertainment on Girl Scouts Day. Score a SUNDAY FUNDAY ticket pack which includes four tickets and four beverages (beer/soda) for just $60.
Bring a group of 10 or more people to the game and save BIG $$$$ off Box Office pricing and receive a Railers hat for everyone in your group! Plus, score a Railers experience…Zamboni rides, High-Five Tunnel, post-game photo on ice, and more! Call 508-365-1750 for your customized group experience!
Still and Stir located behind the DCU Center provides hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live 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 Cam McGuire. 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.
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