Railers EHLP – Weekly Roundup December 14-20, 2021

The Worcester Railer Jr. Hockey Club’s EHLP had a crazy week, playing five total games to close out the first half of the season. 

The Railers took three of the five games, scoring a total of 27 goals over that span. 

The started off the week playing in a Showcase hosted by the Connecticut Chiefs at Newington Arena. They lost their first game to the Chiefs 3-2 on Tuesday, but rebounded in a big way on Wednesday winning both games they played. They beat the Little Flyers 7-5 and the New Jersey 87s 8-0 to finish the showcase on a high note. 

Over the weekend the Railers finished with a 5-3 win over the New England Wolves and tough 5-4 overtime loss Sunday against the Walpole Express. 

The Railers are now off for holiday break and will return to the ice Saturday January 8th to take on the Valley Jr. Warriors at the Haverhill Valley Forum. 

Daniel Schnack

Worcester started off strong in their first game against the Chiefs getting an early first half goal by Collin Berube (Groton, MA) to take a 1-0 lead. After the Chiefs tied the game at one, Daniel Schnack (Ringoes, NJ) put the Railers back in front 2-1.

It was all Chiefs in the second half however as they scored twice to win to take a 3-2 lead and the game would end with that score. 

On Wednesday, the Railers played a doubleheader and they had their offense working on all cylinders. 

After one half, each side scored three as Jackson Duquette (Wilbraham, MA), JT Gary (Vienna, VA) and Lars Osterberg (Hingham, MA) all scored for the Railers. 

Connor McAleer

With the game tied at five, after two more goals from Schnack, the Railers took control of the game scoring twice more. Christopher Lawson (Southern Pines, NC) put the Railers up 6-5 and then Connor McAleer (East Lansing, MI) gave the Railers a little extra cushion as they finished the game with a 7-5 win.

Later that day, the Railers took on the New Jersey 87s and shut them out 8-0. The Railers had seven different goal-scorers and goalie Joey Jamison (Plattsburgh, NY) had 17 saves. 

Brayson Bennett

Brayson Bennett (Columbus, IN) scored twice, along with Schnack who had a huge week for the Railers, McAleer, Jayden Blackburn (Palmer, MA), Dryden Hawn (Mars, PA), Jack Bowers (Bethesda, MD) and Aidan Swain (Richmond, VA).

In their next game against the Wolves with the score tied at two after goals from Duquette and Bennett, the Railers turned it on in the third period tying the game at three on a power play goal by Max Beaulac (Fitchburg, MA) and then got two short-handed goals by McAleer to win 5-3. 

In their final game of 2021, the Railers took on a tough Walpole team. 

With the score 3-2 in favor of the Express early in the second, Schnack scored his fifth goal of the week to tie the game at three.

Later in the third after Walpole took a 4-3 lead, Hawn tied the game at four sending it into overtime. 

37 seconds in, Walpole scored to win 5-4 handing the Railers a tough loss. 

Alexis Demopoulos