Worcester Railers HC win big at ECHL Summer Hockey Meetings in Las Vegas

Worcester Railers HC win big at ECHL Summer Hockey Meetings in Las Vegas

Railers win fourth consecutive Community Service Team of the Year award and Cam McGuire named Broadcaster of the Year

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club (@RailersHC), proud ECHL (@ECHL) subsidiary of the New York Islanders (@NYIslandrers) announced today that the ECHL has named the Railers co-recipients of the 2021-22 ECHL Community Service Team of the Year Award. This is the fourth consecutive year the Railers have received the award, but the first time the team has shared the title with the Rapid City Rush. Additionally, Railers Manager of Communications, Broadcasting & Hockey Operations Cam McGuire was named the ECHL Broadcaster of the Year 2021-22. The winners were announced Wednesday, June 29 at the ECHL Hockey Summer Meetups in Las Vegas..

Railers named 2021-22 ECHL Community Service Team of the Year

The Railers have been selected as co-winners of the 2021-22 ECHL Community Service Team of the Year award in recognition of the team’s commitment to being a leader in the greater Worcester community. For the fourth straight season, the Railers set the bar high with a community-focused approach, devoting over 1,000 volunteer hours and reaching 514 organisations. With support from the Worcester Railers HC Booster Club, the Railers HC Foundation donated over $200,000 to deserving charities during the season.

“It is truly an honor to receive this award for the fourth consecutive year,” said Railers Chief Operating Officer Mike Myers. “It’s a complete team effort starting with our owners Cliff and Susan Rucker, our front desk staff, the community relations department led by Paul Harris, our interns, hockey staff and players, corporate partners and members, the Booster Club and our TRAX mascot. . We are honored to receive this award and will strive to make it five in a row next year as we continue our community first mentality.

The team relaunched its flagship community program, Skate to successwelcoming another 2,000 fourth-grade students to the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center for learn-to-skate sessions. Note to read resumed in-person school visits, inspiring thousands of students to read daily. In addition to annual traditions such as the Booster Club backpack drive, Thanksgiving Friendly House meal giveaway, holiday toy shopping, and a teddy bear toss on the ice, the Railers have launched TRAXFita new floor/street hockey program designed to teach students the importance of physical activity and healthy eating.

“The Worcester Railers are community first” said community relations manager Paul Harris. “Our goal each season is to have the greatest impact possible and we are delighted to receive this award for the fourth consecutive year. We are fortunate to be able to give back to the community in a very important way.”

Other Community Service Team of the Year finalists were the Kalamazoo Wings, Rapid City Rush (co-winner), South Carolina Stingrays and Utah Grizzlies.

Cam McGuire named ECHL Broadcaster of the Year 2021-22

Railers Director of Communications, Broadcast and Hockey Operations, Cam McGuire, was named the 2021-22 ECHL Broadcaster of the Year for exemplifying unwavering professionalism on air and creating engaging and engaging content that put showcasing excellence and storytelling. McGuire joined the Railers in June 2019 after earning a communications and business degree from Lake Forest College. During the 2019-20 season, he joined Eric Lindquist on the air for all Railers games on ECHL TV and 98.9 Nash Icon. Last season, McGuire was the sole voice for all Worcester Railers games. On air, he combined a deep knowledge of the game with a light-hearted personality to engage listeners. He also filled in for AHL broadcasters several times last season.

“I am extremely happy that Cam receives this award,” said Myers. “Cam has been a tremendous asset to our organization since his first day on the job and is a true professional. His shows are informative and his great sense of humor shines through on and off the air. We are thrilled to have Cam recognized by the league for all his hard work.

During his three years with the team, McGuire held a variety of positions including broadcasting, media/PR, marketing, social media and hockey operations.

“It’s a real honor to be recognized with this award,” McGuire said. “I can say with confidence that this award could have been given to any ECHL broadcaster as they all deserve it. Worcester was an amazing place to start my career and I cannot thank the organization, the fans and players for all their support over the years. I also want to thank my former boss, mentor, but above all dear friend Eric Lindquist for taking me under his wing three years ago. This award would not be possible without him.”

The other finalists for Broadcaster of the Year were Evan Pivnick (Adirondack Thunder), Mike Folta (Atlanta Gladiators), David Fine (Iowa Heartlanders) and Matt Melzak (Toledo Walleye).

Additional appointments

The Worcester Railers were finalists for the 2021-22 Team Excellence Award for Best Overall Compilation of Total Ticket and Business Sales, Attendance, Food and Beverage Purchases, Merchandise Sales, Community Involvement, and Gaming Operations. Other nominees included the Florida Everblades (winner), Fort Wayne Komets, Indy Fuel and Idaho Steelheads.

Railers Ticket Account Executive Paul O’Leary was a finalist for the 2021-22 Sales Rookie of the Year reward for being a sales leader with proven results. Other nominees included Drew Hanson (Wichita Thunder), Noah Otero-Vargas (winner – Jacksonville Ice Men), Sam Murray (Maine Mariners) and Spencer Hess (Utah Grizzlies).

Worcester Railers HC 2022-23 opening weekend at DCU Center is Saturday 22 Octobern/a and Sun. October 23rd against the Adirondack Thunder. Season passes for the 2022-23 season and group packages are on sale now by calling the Railers front desk at 508-365-1750 or visiting RailersHC.com.


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