Railers EHL – Weekly Roundup January 19-24, 2022

It was a split week for the Worcester Railers Jr. Hockey Club’s EHL team.

Drew Olivieri

The Railers started off the week strong beating the Valley Junior Warriors 4-3 on Thursday. With the score tied at three with less than a minute to play, Drew Olivieri (Swampscott, MA) scored the winning goal for the Railers to give them the exciting victory.

On Friday, Worcester fell to the Seacoast Spartans 4-2 as their comeback fell just short.

The game with the Valley Jr. Warriors was scoreless through one as Railers goalie Xavier Lapierre (Cap Santé, QUE) had nine saves in the period.

Early in the second period, the Jr. Warriors took a 1-0 lead. Shortly after, Matt Lombardi (Hudson, MA) tied the game at one with a power play goal.

Jack Lee

Jack Lee (Chicago, IL) gave the Railers the lead minutes later with his first goal of the week. Lee also added the only two goals in the game against the Spartans giving him three in two games.

After the Jr. Warriors tied the game at two early in the third, the Railers battled right back. This time with Logan Hawley (Phoenix, AZ) scoring.

Back and forth the game went as at 18:46 of the third, the Jr. Warriors tied it once again on a power play goal.

Oliveri came through for the Railers scoring the winning goal with 25 seconds remaining in the game.

The Railers looked to make it two straight heading into Friday’s game against the Spartans.

The score was 1-0 Spartans heading into the second period when at 2:14 of the second period, Lee scored a power play goal to tie the game at one.

Seacoast battled back in the period scoring twice more to take a 3-1 lead over the Railers. Lee cut the lead to one with his second power play goal of the game late in the second.

The Railers could not get much offensively going in the third as Seacoast added one more to win the game 4-2.

Next up, the Railers take on the Boston Jr. Rangers for the fourth time this season Wednesday at the Worcester Ice Center (11:30 am). The Railers currently hold a 2-1 lead in the series.

Railers EHL – Weekly Roundup January 12-18, 2022

The Worcester Railers Jr. Hockey Club’s EHL team started off the week on a high note, but had a tough weekend, dropping both games they played. 

Wednesday the Railers took on the Seacoast Spartans at home and beat them 6-2. Over the holiday weekend, Worcester took on the New Jersey 87s and the Philadelphia Little Flyers and lost both games by a score of 5-2 in an EHL showcase hosted by the Spartans in Exeter. 

In their game against the Spartans the game was tied at one heading into the second period. Conor Donovan (Nahant, MA) scored the first Railers goal. 

The Railers busted open the game in the second period scoring four times to take a commanding 5-1 lead.

Tyler Anastasi (Andover, MA) and Colin Roe (Hyde Park, MA) each added power play goals to start the period off. Later on, Roe added his second of the game and Jack Lee (Chicago, IL) got in on the fun adding a goal of his own. 

Colin Roe

Late in the third period, Roe completed the hat trick in exciting fashion to give the Railers the 6-2 victory. 

In game one of the showcase against the New Jersey 87s, the Railers found themselves in a deep hole early as they were down 4-0 at the beginning of the second half. 

The 87s have been on fire as after losing eight straight games, they have now won 14 in a row and showed that early on against the Railers. 

Roe added his fourth goal of the week mid-way through the second half to make it 4-1, but the 87s responded right back.

Matt Pimental

Matt Pimental (East Providence, RI) added one more for the Railers but that is all as they fall 5-2.

Worcester was looking to get back on track Monday when they played game two of the showcase, but ran into a tough Philadelphia Little Flyers team in the process. 

They started off the game strong getting the game’s first goal from Mike DiMascolo (Cranston, RI) but following that it was all the Little Flyers as they scored five unanswered goals to take a 5-1 lead. 

Pimental added a second goal with 13 seconds to play in the game, but the Railers close out a tough showcase and look to rebound this week. 

Next up, the Railers play Thursday against the Valley Jr. Warriors at the Haverhill Valley Forum (11:30 am) and Friday at the Seacost Spartans at the Rinks at Exeter (12 pm). 

Alexis Demopoulos