Railers HC trade for rookie goaltender William King

Railers HC trade for rookie goaltender William King

King acquired via trade with Brampton for cash considerations

Worcester, MAThe 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 the club has acquired goaltender William King from the Brampton Beast.

King joins the Worcester Railers after beginning the season with the Wheeling Nailers, where he posted a 6-6-0 record, an .899 save percentage, and a 3.28 GAA. The 23-year-old Valencia, PA native also played two games for the Brampton Beast, recording a 0-2-0 record, an .894 save percentage, and a 2.57 GAA.

The six-foot-three, 180lb goaltender will report to Worcester on Friday and will wear #39 on Friday and Saturday for Marvel weekend. King will wear #29 on Sunday and for the remainder of the season.

What’s on tap? – Railers return home for an action packed 3-in-3 weekend!

On Friday, March 2 the Railers finally return home and face the Wheeling Nailers at 7:05pm on a 2-3-4 Friday night!  Score $2 popcorn, $3 hotdogs, and $4 Bud Lights in the Bud Light Lounge.  It’s Marvel weekend as the Railers will wear a special Marvel themed jersey and Captain America will be in attendance!

On Saturday, March 3 the Railers host the Wheeling Nailers at 7:05pm on a BIG GAME SATURDAY!  The first 3,000 fans will receive a Captain America bobble presented by Cornerstone Bank!  It’s Marvel weekend as the Railers will wear a special Marvel themed jersey and Captain America will be in attendance!

On Sunday, March 5 the Railers host the Manchester Monarchs at 3:05pm on a KIDS GIVEAWAY SUNDAY! The first 1,000 kids 12-and-under will receive Railers HC thunder sticks.  Score a FAMILY FUN PACK at every Sunday game which includes four tickets, four hotdogs, and four 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.