WORCESTER, Mass. — If he had his druthers, Worcester Railers goalie Eamon McAdam would be a couple of hours down four interstate highways, playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers like most of last season.
There are worse places to be, though, than here, where the new ECHL franchise has drawn some raves.
“Obviously, it’s tough. You don’t want to be down,” McAdam said Friday after the Railers’ loss to South Carolina, “but it’s a really nice setup here. Cliff (Rucker), our owner, has done a really nice job. They treat us really well.”
Bridgeport had been all over the map with its ECHL affiliate over the past decade. It sent players to Florida, Utah, Michigan, Texas, California, Missouri. It also had years without an affiliate.