Former PC Hockey Players Monk, McKenzie Sign With ECHL’s Worcester Railers

Saturday, July 08, 2017
GoLocalProv Sports Team

Josh Monk PHOTO: Facebook
Former Providence College hockey players Kyle McKenzie and Josh Monk have signed with the Worcester Railers of the ECHL for the 2017-18 season.

Both Monk and McKenzie were members of the 2015 Providence College squad that won the National Championship over Boston University.

McKenzie and Monk are expected to make their professional debuts next season. 

The Railers are expected to announce more player signings upon approval from the ECHL in the upcoming weeks.

Josh Monk

Monk, 25, played four seasons with Providence College playing in 107 games and recording 42 points, 100 penalty minutes, and a +36 rating. Last season, Monk recorded career-highs in goals (3), assists (17), and points (20) in just 28 games played. He finished the season with a +12 rating and 53 shots on goal. He ranked second on the team with 34 blocked shots, and recorded six multi-point games, including a career-high three points on a goal and two assists in Game 2 of the Hockey East Opening Round playoffs.

“Josh Monk can defend, move pucks quickly and will jump into the play to join the rush. Josh is a tremendous leader that is not afraid to sacrifice his body. I look forward to his continued development in professional hockey,” said Worcester Railers head coach and general manager Jamie Russell.

Kyle McKenzie

Kyle McKenzie (pictured right) PHOTO: Facebook
The 24-year-old McKenzie also spent four seasons with Providence College (2013-17) where he played in a total of 153 games, second all-time at Providence, and recorded 23 assists, 159 penalty minutes, a +31 rating, which included serving as an alternate captain his senior year.

Last season with the Friars, McKenzie appeared in 38 games, totaled five assists, led the team with 54 blocked shots, recorded 30 penalty minutes, a +4 rating, and was the 2016-17 recipient of the Ron Wilson Award as Providence’s best defensive player.

“Kyle is a proven winner. He won a championship in juniors in the USHL and he was an NCAA champion at Providence College. Kyle is a terrific defender who has great feet and an extremely high compete level. From day one in the NCAA ranks, he was matched against opponent's top lines,” said Russell.

Worcester Railers 

The Worcester Railers Hockey Club will play their inaugural game at the DCU Center on Oct. 14, 2017 vs. the Manchester Monarchs. 
 

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