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Mike Cornell and Mitchell Balmas Assigned on Loan From AHL to Worcester

Friday, March 4th
Mike Cornell and Mitchell Balmas Assigned on Loan From AHL to Worcester

Mike Cornell and Mitchell Balmas Assigned on Loan From AHL to Worcester

Railers host Reading Royals tonight at the DCU Center at 7:05 p.m.

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders), announced today that defenseman Mike Cornell has been assigned on loan by the Bridgeport Islanders (AHL) and forward Mitchell Balmas has been assigned on loan by the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL).

Cornell, 33, has played 13 games with Bridgeport this season and nine games with Worcester producing two points (1G, 1A) and 16 penalty minutes in his time with the Railers this season. The 6-foot 190 lb, defenseman last played for Worcester on Nov. 17 and ranks third all-time in franchise history playing 129 games with the Railers dating back to the 2017-18 season. The Franklin, MA native is in his ninth professional season having played in 187 career AHL games totaling 33 points (10G, 23A) and 197 career games in the ECHL registering (17G, 73A).

Balmas, 23, signed an AHL contract with the Springfield Thunderbirds on Jan. 5 and has since played in six games totaling three goals. The 6-foot-1 200lb, forward was leading Saint Mary’s University (USports) in scoring with 25 points (12G, 13A) in 18 games before signing with Springfield. The Sydney, NS native was named USports Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie Team, and First All-Star Team finishing third in USports in scoring during the 2019-20 season recording 43 points (17G, 26A) in 27 games. Balmas Captured the CHL Memorial Cup and was a QMJHL champion during the 2017-18 season with Cape Breton leading the Screaming Eagles with 82 points (43G, 39A) in 64 games. He Played parts of four seasons in the QMJHL from 2015-29 splitting time with Charlottetown, Gatineau, Acadie-Bathurst, and Cape Breton totaling 250 points (131G, 119A) in 322 career games.

3-in-3 Weekend at the DCU Center

Friday   7:05 p.m. vs. Reading Royals  – Take advantage of great concession deals by enjoying $2 popcorn, $3 sodas, $4 nachos, and $ Bud Lights (12 oz.) in the Bud Light Lounge!

Saturday 7:05 p.m. vs. Maine Mariners  –  Join us for Worcester Red Sox Night presented by Country Bank! The Railers will be wearing Red Sox specialty jerseys which will be auctioned on Handbid to benefit Be Like Brit. The Boston Red Sox 2013 and 2018 World Series trophies will be on-site for fans to enjoy and take pictures. Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series Champion and popular NESN personality Lenny DiNardo will participate in the ceremonial puck drop and sign autographs. Special appearance by WooSox mascots Smiley Ball and Woofster.

Sunday 3:05 p.m. vs. Maine Mariners  – Grab the kids and head to the DCU Center for Kids Giveaway Sunday! The first 1,000 kids 12 and under will receive a youth jersey presented by Pepsi Worcester. Purchase 4 tickets to the game and receive a $20 food voucher for just $68!

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 railershc.com. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Cam McGuire. Watch all games online for a small fee at FloHockey.tv.

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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
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at
Worcester Railers
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WooSox Night
Sunday, March 3rd
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Puck Drops:
3:05 PM EST
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at
Worcester Railers
WOR Worcester Railers
DCU Center
School Day Game #2
Wednesday, March 13th
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Puck Drops:
10:05 AM EDT
DCU Center
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REA Reading Royals
at
Worcester Railers
WOR Worcester Railers
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