Railers Begin Road Trip with 3-0 Loss in Reading
Reading, PA - The Worcester Railers HC(17-31-3-0, 37pts) kicked off a five game 10 day road trip with a 3-0 loss to the Reading Royals (29-14-5-0, 63pts)in front of 2,810 fans at the Santander Arena on Sunday afternoon.The Railers will fly to Jacksonville on the Monday morning and face off against the Icemen at 7pm on Wednesday.
Brayden Low (1-0-1), Steven Swavley (1-0-1), and Thomas Ebbing (1-0-1) each scored goals for Reading while Kirill Ustimenko made 33 saves in net for his 19thwin of the season and his second shutout. Ben Thomson led all skaters with eight shots on net while Jakub Skarek made 24 saves in net for the loss.
The only goal of period one would come from Reading when Brayden Low (14th) was able to beat Jakub Skarek through the wickets to give the Royals a 1-0 lead at 11:38. The best chance of the period would come from Shane Walsh midway through the frame on a breakaway but Kirill Ustimenko would make a big glove save. Reading led 1-0 after 20 minutes of play despite being outshot 18-8.
Steven Swavley (9th) increased the Royals advantage to 2-0 finishing off a two on one just 87 seconds into the second period. Worcester was outshot 11-9 in the middle frame and trailed 2-0 through 40 minutes of play. Thomas Ebbing (7th) tacked on an insurance goal with an empty net tally with just 45 seconds left to give Reading the 3-0 victory.
Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Steven Swavley (1-0-1) 2nd star: Brayden Low (1-0-1) 1st star: Kirill Ustimenko (33 shots, Win).... final shots were 33-28 in favor of Worcester .... Kirill Ustimenko (19-4-5) made 33 saves on 33 shots for Reading.... Jakub Skarek (2-6-2) made 24 saves on 26 shots for Worcester while Evan Buitenhuis as the backup....Worcester went 0-for-2 on the power play while Reading went 0-for-4...., JD Dudek (IR), Kyle Thomas (IR), Yanick Turcotte (IR), Tanner Pond (IR), Dylan Sadowy (IR), Arnaud Durandeau (INJ), Bryce Nielsen, and Ian Milosz did not dress for Worcester....Ryan MacKinnon was recalled by Bridgeport on Saturday.... Mike Cornell, Ryan MacKinnon, and Linus Soderstrom are all with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.... Justin Murray has now played in 41 straight games.... Eddie Matsushima made his Railers debut and wore #11.... The Railers losing streak hits a season high eight games.... Worcester has been shutout seven times this season.... Ben Thomson led all skaters with eight shots.... The Railers are 0-for-31 in their last nine games on the man advantage.... Worcester has 21 games left on the regular season.... David Quenneville was traded from the New York Islanders to the New Jersey Devils earlier this afternoon.... The Railers are now 16-13-1-0 all-time vs. the Royals and 7-9-0-0 at the Santander Arena.
What's on tap - Flight to Jacksonville!
The Railers will fly out of Philadelphia on Monday in which they will embark on a four-game swing down south which begins in Jacksonville vs. the Icemen on Wednesday, Feb 19 at 7pm.
The Railers return home for a 3-in-3 weekend on Feb 28-29 and March 1!
On Friday, February 28 the Railers host the Brampton Beast at 7pm on a 2-3-4 Friday! Score $2 popcorn, $3 soda, and $4 bud light in the Bud Light Lounge! Catch a pregame show in the Coors Light Lounge by local musician Dezi Garcia...Dezi will also perform during the first and second intermission! It is also another IG Friday presented by EDGE at Union Station with one lucky fan winning $100 in Railers merchandise! Tickets start at just $15!
On Saturday, February 29 the Railers host the South Carolina Stingrays on a BIG GAME SATURDAY on Miracle on Ice Night! The Railers will wear USA themed jerseys to benefit Be Like Brit presented by Country Bank as we honor the 40-year anniversary of the Miracle on Ice! Make sure to place a bid on these one-of-a-kind jerseys! As with every Saturday night game, Railers player(s) will sign autographs during the first intermission in the Pavilion Lobby.
On Sunday, March 1 the Railers host the Reading Royals on a KIDS GIVEAWAY SUNDAY at 3pm with the first 1,000 kids 12-and-under receiving a free game of laser tag courtesy of APEX entertainment on Girl Scouts Day. Score a SUNDAY FUNDAY ticket pack which includes four tickets and four beverages (beer/soda) for just $60.
Bring a group of 10 or more people to the game and save BIG $$$$ off Box Office pricing and receive a Railers hat for everyone in your group! Plus, score a Railers experience...Zamboni rides, High-Five Tunnel, post-game photo on ice, and more! Call 508-365-1750 for your customized group experience!
Still and Stir located behind the DCU Center provides hockey fans with a great pregame and postgame atmosphere all season long. Watch all road games broadcast live on ECHLTV.com for a small fee. Listen to all Railers games live on 98.9 Nash ICON with coverage beginning 30 minutes before puck drop with Eric Lindquist and Cam McGuire. Full season memberships, mini plans, and group tickets are on sale now by calling the Railers front office at 508-365-1750 or by visiting www.RailersHC.com.
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