Sellout crowd watches Railers lose again; when will enough be enough?

Saturday night was game two of three between the Worcester Railers and South Carolina Stingrays this weekend at the DCU Center, and the sellout crowd of 5,872 watched a bunch of guys in Railers jerseys do virtually nothing but skate around in a 3-1 loss.

Fans no longer care about injuries, recalls, or any other reason the warm bodies wearing Worcester jerseys are here. They just know that most of them aren’t any good.

This writer is out of ways to say this team is terrible and stay somewhat professional in this blog. If general manager Jordan Smotherman can’t see who needs to be shipped out I’ll be glad to help him. Win or lose Sunday and Tuesday if massive roster changes are not made by Thursday night people are going to read right here on Friday exactly who needs to go.

It won’t be breaking news either, the fans know who they are.

And about the game Saturday here’s Reece Newkirk’s goal.

Scratches for the Railers were Ken Appleby (IR/unknown), Phil Beaulieu (IR/unknown), Jared Brandt (lower body), Zack Bross, Liam Coughlin, Noah Delmas, and Jack Quinlivan (IR/unknown). Brent Moran was the backup goaltender.

As he was Friday night, Worcester State University men’s ice hockey head coach Bob Deraney was behind the bench with Smotherman and assistant coach Jimmy Sharrow. Unlike Friday night, it wasn’t an off night for Deraney’s Lancers, who defeated the Westfield State Owls 4-1 earlier in the day at the Worcester Ice Center. Mikey Wilson had a hat trick for Worcester State.

This post literally exists only to keep my streak of games going. Although to be honest it’s likely going to end on Tuesday anyway.

The three stars of the game were:
1. SC – 1 Tyler Wall
2. SC – 15 Josh Wilkins
3. WOR – 37 Reece Newkirk

The 210Sports Player of the Game was no one.

Even Strength Lines
Bakanov / Adams / Butler
Fea / Newkirk / Ryan
Vesey / Beaudoin / Repaci
Christensen / Jerry / X

Evers / McCarthy
Terchiyev / McGurty
Cosgrove / Breen

Our affiliates last night
Springfield 5, Bridgeport 4 (OT)

In the ECHL’s North Division
Reading 6, Adirondack 1
Trois-Rivieres 3, Norfolk 2
Maine 5, Newfoundland 2

North Division Standings
Newfoundland 63 (.733)
Reading 54 (.659)
Maine 52 (.650)
Worcester 47 (.534)
Adirondack 36 (.439)
Trois-Rivieres 36 (.409)
Norfolk 19 (.216)

South Carolina 1 1 1 – 3
Worcester 0 0 1 – 1

1st Period-1, South Carolina, Wilkins 14 (O’Neil, Kim), 13:55. Penalties-Beaudoin Wor (delay of game), 19:11.

2nd Period-2, South Carolina, Leppard 4 (Baker, Kim), 6:28. Penalties-Vesey Wor (tripping), 7:11; O’Neil Sc (high-sticking), 19:01.

3rd Period-3, South Carolina, Evans 9 (O’Neil, Wall), 17:20 (EN). 4, Worcester, Newkirk 15 (Beaudoin, Repaci), 18:18 (PP). Penalties-Leppard Sc (fighting – major), 4:57; Breen Wor (fighting – major), 4:57; Wardley Sc (double – roughing), 17:52; Adams Wor (roughing), 17:52.

Shots on Goal-South Carolina 13-11-8-32. Worcester 5-8-16-29.
Power Play Opportunities-South Carolina 0 / 2; Worcester 1 / 2.
Goalies-South Carolina, Wall 11-7-1-0 (29 shots-28 saves). Worcester, Tikkanen 11-12-2-0 (31 shots-29 saves).
Referees-Nolan Bloyer (31), Steven Sailor (5).
Linesmen-Shane Kanaly (74), Ryan Robinson (96).

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