Hockey Operations

Hockey Operations Management

Jordan Lavallee-Smotherman

Head Coach & General Manager

Jordan Lavallee-Smotherman was named the Head Coach/General Manager of the Worcester Railers on June 29, 2022. Lavallee-Smotherman joined the Railers behind the bench following a 16-year professional playing career where he captured an AHL Calder Cup in 2008 with the Chicago Wolves, a CHL Memorial Cup with the Quebéc Remparts in 2006, and an EIHL Cup with the Belfast Giants in 2019. The Westborough, MA native was drafted in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 4th round (#116 overall). He made his NHL debut with the Thrashers on March 31, 2008 and scored his first NHL goal on April 1, 2008. He went on to play parts of two seasons with Atlanta (2007-09), while also playing parts of five seasons in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves, Syracuse Crunch, Providence Bruins, and Springfield Thunderbirds, accumulating 165 points (79G, 86A) in 374 career games. Lavallee-Smotherman was named to the ECHL First All-Star Team during the 2017-18 season as a member of the Manchester Monarchs totaling 72 points (34G, 38A) in 69 games. Over his 16-year professional playing career, he played parts of nine seasons overseas from 2011-21. During his time as a player, Lavallee-Smotherman gained coaching experience while serving as a volunteer assistant with the Manchester Monarchs during the 2017-18 season, guiding them to game seven in the Eastern Conference Final. He also served as a player assistant with the Belfast Giants during the 2019-20 campaign.

Bob Deraney

Assistant Coach 

Deraney first started working with the Railers as a volunteer assistant during the 2019-20 season. During the 2022-23 season, Deraney was a volunteer assistant with the Railers while coaching the Worcester State Men’s Ice Hockey team to their first ever Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Finals in program history. Deraney was named the MASCAC Coach of the Year at the end of the 22-23 season. Upon the end of Worcester State’s season, Deraney joined the Railers in a full-time assistant capacity. Prior to arriving in Worcester, Deraney was the head coach of the Providence College Women’s Ice Hockey team for 19 years, where he was named the Hockey East Coach of the Year three times. Before to becoming a coach, Deraney played four years of college hockey at Boston University as a goaltender. With the Terriers, Deraney won two Beanpots and one Hockey East championship.

Hockey Operations Staff

Mike Myers

Chief Operating Officer

Todd MacGowan

Head Equipment Manager 

Alex Maring

Head Athletic Trainer 

Tim Foley

Broadcasting and Media Relations Coordinator 

Team Doctors

Dr. Robert Harizi, M.D.

Reliant Medical Group

Dr. Phong Kieu, M.D.

Reliant Medical Group

Dr. Kelton Burbank, M.D.

Reliant Medical Group

Dr. Todd Malvey, D.O.

Saint Vincent Hospital

Dr. Justin Dorfman, D.O.

Reliant Medical Group

Dr. Brandon Smolarek, D.C.

Performance Health Clinics

Dr. Stanley Levenson D.M.D.

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