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Railers sign trio of rookies

Wednesday, August 24th
Action photos of Brian Rigali, Jack Quinlivan and Zack Bross

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Railers Hockey Club, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders, announced that the club has signed rookie forwards Brian Rigali, Jack Quinlivan and Zack Bross to contracts for the 2022-23 season.

Rigali completed his fifth season of college hockey this past year at American International College, registering 26 points (12g-14a) in 32 games, helping lead the Yellow Jackets to American Hockey Association regular season and tournament championships. Prior to last season, the 25-year-old spent four years at the University of Connecticut from 2017-21 accumulating 34 points (16g-18a) in 121 games. The Libertyville, Illinois native played two seasons in the United States Hockey League for the Sioux City Musketeers from 2015-17 totaling 43 points (15g-28a) in 95 games after spending the 2014-15 season in the North American Hockey League with the Springfield Jr. Blues tallying 22 points (8g-14a) in 58 games.

Quinlivan joins the Railers after serving as the captain at the University of Maine for the last two seasons. The Shrewsbury, Massachusetts native played five seasons for the Black Bears from 2016-22 totaling 15 points (4g-11a) in 123 games. The 26-year-old played one season with the Boston Jr. Bruins in the USPHL Premier during 2016-17 registering 34 points (16g-18a) in 43 games.

Bross spent last season serving as the captain at Long Island University totaling nine points (4g-5a) in 31 games. The 26-year-old was a member of the inaugural season of LIU hockey during the 2020-21 campaign registering six points (4g-2a) in 11 games. The native of St. Louis, Missouri spent his first three seasons of college hockey at UMass-Boston from 2017-20 amassing 88 points (26g-62a) in 77 games. Bross was named New England Hockey Conference Rookie of the Year during the 2017-18 season logging 41 points (8g-33a) in 27 games. One season later he was named to the NEHC Third Team All-Conference. Prior to college hockey, he played two seasons in the NAHL for the Minot Minotauros from 2015-17 accumulating 71 points (27g-44a) in 118 games.

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