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Railers Drop Thanksgiving Eve Showdown to Maine 4-2

November 24, 2021 - ECHL (ECHL) - Worcester Railers HC News Release


Portland, ME - The Worcester Railers HC (4-7-0-1, 7pts) lost the third matchup of the "VIP Rivalry Cup" to the Maine Mariners (6-4-2-0, 14pts) by the score of 4-2 on Wednesday evening in front of 2,231 fans at the Cross Insurance Arena. The Railers face off against the Adirondack Thunder on Friday, November 26th at 7:00pm

The Railers got off to a good start thanks to a quick pair of goals from Anthony Repaci (1-0-1) and Drew Callin (1-0-1) which gave Worcester a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. Ken Appleby made 15 saves in the first period for Worcester. Alex-Olivier Voyer (3-1-4) scored a pair of powerplay goals for Maine 1:53 apart late in the second to tie the game 2-2 heading into the second intermission. In the third, Voyer scored the game winning goal to complete the hat trick with 3:37 to go in the game. An empty net goal from Eduards Tralmarks (1-3-4) put the game on ice as the victory would go to Maine, 4-2.

The Railers struck early and often in the first period against the Mariners. First, it was Anthony Repaci (1st) who put it home backdoor off of a nice feed from Ross Olsson to make it 1-0 Worcester 7:45 into the period. Then, just 26 seconds later, Liam Coughlin and Drew Callin (3rd) combined to take advantage of a costly Maine turnover, making it 2-0 with 11:49 to go in the frame. Worcester scored on their first two shots of the game. This was the fourth straight game that Worcester did not allow a goal in the first period. The Mariners were outshooting the Railers 15-11 after 20.

In the second, Alex-Olivier Voyer (1st) scored Maine's first goal of the game on the powerplay at 14:02, making it a 2-1 game. Voyer (2nd) would find the back of the net just 1:32 later with another powerplay goal to tie the game 2-2. Maine outshot Worcester again in the second 12-5, making it 27-16 through the first 40 minutes.

Alex-Olivier Voyer (3rd) would complete the hat trick with just 3:37 to go in the third period, putting Maine up 3-2. The Railers pulled Ken Appleby for the extra attacker with 1:23 to go in the third, but an empty net goal from Maine's Eduards Tralmarks (4th) put the game out of reach. The horn would sound and game ended with the score of 4-2. Shots in the third were in favor of Maine 16-13.

Notes: Three Stars: 3rd star: Nate Kallen (0-1-1, 3 shots), 2nd star: Eduards Tralmarks (1-3-4, 6 shots), 1st star: Alex-Olivier Voyer (3-1-4, 6 shots)... Final shots were 43-29 in favor of Maine... Jeremy Brodeur (5-1-1) made 27 saves on 29 shots for Maine... Ken Appleby (3-4-1) made 39 saves on 42 shots for Worcester while Colten Ellis served as the backup... Worcester went 0-for-2 on the power play while Maine went 2-for-3... Carlos Fornaris (DNP) did not dress for Worcester... Mike Cornell, Connor McCarthy, Felix Bibeau, Paul Thompson, and Collin Adams are each up with the Bridgeport Islanders... Nick Albano is up with the Springfield Thunderbirds... Anthony Repaci scored his first goal as a Railer... Dom Procopio made his ECHL debut...Myles McGurty played in his 100th professional hockey game, and 95th ECHL game... Jordan Lavallee-Smotherman led the Railers with 5 shots... Worcester has 60 games left on the regular season 31 of which are at the DCU Center... The Railers are now 9-12-4-3 all-time vs. the Mariners and 2-9-2-2 at Maine.


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