Worcester Railers HC Names Alex Maring as New Head Athletic Trainer
Maring will oversee all athletic training needs for the team.
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL (@ECHL) affiliate of the New York Islanders (@NYIslanders), and Railers Chief Operating Officer Michael Myers announced on Friday that the club has officially named Alex Maring as the team’s new Head Athletic Trainer.
Maring joins the Railers after serving as an athletic training intern with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the American Hockey League this past season, joining them on their way to an AHL Eastern Conference championship and Calder Cup Finals appearance. With Springfield, he found himself helping in numerous departments across the organization, aiding the equipment staff and strength staff with day-to-day operations as well. He shadowed with the Utica Comets of the AHL during the 2015-16 season, working under current St. Louis Blues assistant trainer Dustin Flynn. Alex has operated as an athletic trainer in several high schools across Massachusetts & Connecticut, including working as an assistant AT during the 2021-22 season for Loomis Chaffee Prep School of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council. With Loomis Chaffee, he worked closely with the school’s football, boys’ and girls’ ice hockey, and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams.
“He is a true hockey enthusiast,” Myers said. “It is clear from speaking with him that he is not only extremely knowledgeable in the field of sports medicine, but that he has the kind of attitude, passion, and attention to detail necessary to help take this organization to the next level. We could not be more excited to have him aboard.”
The New Hartford, NY native graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Springfield College in May of 2021. Alex is currently enrolled in Springfield College’s Master of Education in Sport and Exercise Psychology program and is expecting to graduate in May of 2023.
“I am extremely excited to start a new journey here in Worcester,” Maring said. “This is a fantastic organization, and I know that this is an exciting time to be coming to this city. From top to bottom, the high energy that this staff brings is contagious and creates the perfect environment for a great year ahead. I am looking forward to opening night at the DCU Center!”
The Worcester Railers HC 2022-23 Opening Weekend at the DCU Center is Sat., Oct. 22nd and Sun., Oct. 23rd vs. the Adirondack Thunder. Season memberships for the 2022-23 season and group packages are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting RailersHC.com.