Railers EHLP – Weekly Roundup October 11-18, 2021

It was a split week for the Worcester Railers Hockey Club EHL Premier team as they entered the week at an undefeated 5-0.

The Railers played two games in the Walpole Showcase over the weekend and had mixed results. In their first game on Saturday the Railers showed up in a big way winning 7-2 over the Boston Jr. Rangers, getting seven different goal scorers in a total team effort. They ended the Showcase falling 2-1 to the Philadelphia Little Flyers for their first loss of the season.

Max Beaulac

Against the Jr. Rangers, the Railers jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first half with goals by Max Beaulac (Fitchburg, MA) and Connor McAleer (East Lansing, MI).

To start the second half, the Railers continued to excel offensively getting three more goals in a two-minute span. Brayson Bennett (Columbus, IN) started the second half scoring off to make it 3-0 with Tristan Gallant (Lunenburg, MA) and Christopher Lawson (Southern Pines, NC) following that up with goals of their own.

Matt Lombardi

At 8:49 of the first half, the Rangers struck for their first goal of the game and not even 20 seconds later the Railers responded with a power play goal scored by Matt Lombardi (Hudson, MA).

The Rangers got another to make it 6-2, but with 20 seconds remaining Matt Pacheco (Belchertown, MA) scored a power play goal to seal the 7-2 win for the Railers.

Xavier Lapierre was great in goal for the Railers, finishing the game with 26 saves.

The Railers couldn’t get much offense going in their second game of the Showcase as they ran into a tough Little Flyers team.

Jayden Blackburn

With Philadelphia leading 2-0 midway through the second half, the Railers were finally able to strike getting a short-handed goal from Jayden Blackburn (Palmer, MA) with the assist to Anthony Doucette (Millbury, MA).

That is all they could get as the Little Flyers were able to stop them the rest of the way.

The Railers (6-1-0) will be back in action next Saturday October 23 where they play the Boston Jr. Rangers at Breakaway Ice Center at 4:10 p.m.

Alexis Demopoulos