Railers EHLP – Weekly Roundup Feb 8-14, 2021

The Worcester Railers Jr. Hockey Club EHL Premier team started the week off on a high with a great 4-2 comeback win over the Western Mass Chiefs on Friday and fell 5-1 to the Boston Jr. Rangers on Sunday night snapping their four-game win streak.

In Friday’s game, the Railers fell behind 1-0 one minute into the game. Late in the first period they tied the game on a Matt Pacheco (Belchertown, MA) powerplay goal.

The second period was quiet for the Railers as it was the Chiefs that scored the lone goal to take a 2-1 lead.

With the Railers trailing to start the third period, they would score three times to take home the victory.

Jayden Blackburn

Two minutes into the period, Jayden Blackburn (Palmer, MA) scored the tying goal. Later in the period, Ethan Blanchard (Burrillville, RI) scored the go-ahead goal for the Railers giving them the lead late.

Sal Caruso

An empty-net goal by Zach Stimeling (Merrimack, NH) sealed the Railers 4-2 victory, which at the time extended their win streak to four consecutive games. Sal Caruso (Stoneham, MA) played solid in net with 24 saves.

In their second game of the weekend, the Railers were trying to keep the win streak going but unfortunately ran into a tough Boston Jr. Rangers team.

These two teams have now met seven times on the season with the Rangers getting the edge winning five of those match-ups.

After a scoreless first period that saw each side total nine shots apiece, the Rangers broke the game open scoring four times in the second period.

Nick Solari

They would score one more in the beginning of the third to take a commanding 5-0 lead over the Railers. Worcester did score one mid-way through the third on a goal by Nick Solari (Kingston, MA) with the assist to Dennis Morehouse (North Attleboro, MA) but that is all they would get as they fell in this one.

The Railers look to regroup this upcoming weekend with a full slate of games. They will host the Western Mass Chiefs on Friday 2/19 (6:40 pm), play the Valley Jr. Warriors Saturday 2/20 at the Lawrence Valley Forum (1:20 pm) and travel to the Olympia Ice Center to take on the Western Mass Chiefs Sunday 2/21 (4:50 pm).

Matt Pacheco’s tying goal against Western MA Chiefs 2/12/21

Jayden Blackburn snaps home a goal vs. the Chiefs 2/12/21

Nick Solari goal against the Boston Jr. Rangers 2/14/21

Alexis Demopoulos