Worcester's ECHL Hockey Team are the ambassadors of the city of Worcester, the Central Massachusetts region, and throughout the USA & Canada.
Founded in 2016, the Worcester Railers Hockey Club is the proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Islanders (NHL). With a community first approach, the Worcester Railers HC was recognized by the ECHL by receiving the league-wide Community Service Award in 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21. The Railers aim to provide affordable family fun in downtown Worcester.
The name is reflective of the region’s strong association with the railroad industry and heritage. From every Worcester neighborhood you can see, hear and feel the railroads. The historic and iconic Union Station is a landmark in the region and throughout the United States.
The team's colors were selected to show the railroad image and represent the values of those who worked and built the city and region.
The HC, or Hockey Club, in the name is unique in North American sports, playing off a European model used in hockey and most prominently in soccer (FC).
The club reached an affiliation agreement with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League for the 2017-18 season. Worcester joined the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League as the primary minor league affiliates for the Islanders organization.
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