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Location: Worcester, Mass.
Notable Players: Nic Pierog, Barry Almeida, Evan Buitenhuis, Dylan Sadowy, Jordan Samuels-Thomas
Worcester Railers Hockey TicketsThe Worcester Railers is a minor league affiliate of the New York Islanders. Along with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL, Worcester serves as a source of talent for its NHL affiliate. The city of Worcester was previously the home of the Worcester Sharks, an AHL affiliate of San Jose. In 2015, it was announced that that the Worcester Sharks would move closer to its NHL affiliate in San Jose as part of the newly formed AHL Pacific Division. In the team’s absence, a Worcester ownership group created the Railers of the East Coast Hockey League. The new team played its inaugural season in 2017 to 2018. After finishing fourth place in the North Division, the Railers lost to the Adirondack Thunder in the first round of the playoffs by four games to two. If you want to enjoy a great night of minor league hockey, then you should purchase Worcester Railers tickets at StubHub, a leading source for live events.
Does the Worcester Railers have any rivals?Even though Worcester only joined the league in 2017, the team has cultivated a rivalry with its fellow New England team, the Maine Mariners. Part of the intensity of the rivalry comes from the fact that both of their affiliates, the New York Islanders and New York Rangers, are rivals in the NHL. Worcester also has a highly competitive annual series against the Adirondack Thunder of Glens Falls, NY. Both teams played each other in the 2018 postseason.
How did the Worcester Railers finish the last season?During the 2018 to 2019 regular season, Worcester finished at the bottom of the North Division with 75 points and a record of 32-29-7-4. The team did not qualify for the playoffs. However, there were some standout performances, such as goalie Evan Buitenhuis, who had a 10-9-3 record with a 2.37 goals against average and a single shutout.
When does the season take place for the Worcester Railers?The 2019 to 2020 Worcester Railers schedule, which lasts between Oct. 12 and April 5, is heavily dominated by North Division foes such as the Adirondack Thunder, Brampton Beast, the defending champion Newfoundland Growlers, Reading Royals and Maine Mariners. Worcester also goes outside of the division several times to play other Eastern Conference foes such as the Jacksonville IceMen, Atlanta Gladiators, Norfolk Admirals, Greenville Swamp Rabbits and South Carolina Stingrays. Within the Western Conference, Worcester plays the Allen Americans and Indy Fuel. After the conclusion of the regular season, the Kelly Cup postseason begins on April 8. Worcester will need to finish in the top four spots of the division to qualify for the postseason. That means the divisional games will be critically important for playoff positioning. The Railers franchise runs several special promotions throughout the season, including giveaways, family fun days and concerts.
Who is the head coach of the Worcester Railers?David Cunniff is the head coach and general manager of the Railers. A veteran of the AHL, Cunniff was previously the associate coach and the assistant coach with the Worcester Sharks between 2006 and 2014 and a coach with the Albany Devils between 2014 and 2015. He was also a member of the coaching staff for the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Iowa Wild between 2015 and 2019.
Where does the Worcester Railers play?Worcester Railers games are played at the DCU Center. Located in downtown Worcester, the convention center complex can hold up to 14,800 people at a time. Since opening in 1982, it has served as the home of family events and other sports franchises.
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