Tonight the Greenville Road Warriors face the second leg of their weekend three-in-three. They are headed back to the Low-Country to face off against the South Carolina Stingrays for the second time in as many days.
The Greenville Road Warriors head to the Low-Country tonight for a South Division showdown with the South Carolina Stingrays. It’s the first of three games in as many days for the Road Warriors.
The Road Warriors (36-21-4, 76 pts.) visit South Carolina (33-17-11, 77 pts.) today for the 11th of 16 meetings between the clubs this season. Fans can follow the action by watching America One or listening at Greenvilleroadwarriors.com. The Road Warriors are 8-2-0 against the Stingrays this season and 17-10-0 all-time in their history against South Carolina. The Road Warriors have won each of the last two games in the Battle of the Palmetto State including their last trip to North Charleston on February 7. Tonight’s game is the second of seven between the Road Warriors and Stingrays in the month of March. Four of the seven are in North Charleston where the Road Warriors have won twice in four tries.
The Greenville Road Warriors rode a six goal outburst to a victory over the Florida Everblades on Wednesday night and earned a share of first place in the South Division. The 6-3 win improved Greenville to 24-16-2 on the season.
“The subject for Final Jeopardy is – Hockey Trades”
“And the answer is, ‘He is the only player to have been traded between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders in the last 38 years.’”
“Mitch Beck you’re in first place. If you get this one correct you will be Jeopardy champion…”
“Who is Jyri Niemi…”
“You are correct!”
All silliness aside, the Rangers picked up Niemi for a 2010 6th round pick on May 25th 2010. The recently turned 21-year old is 6’3 and 206lbs and plays both wing and defense. Of late he has played mostly left wing for the Whale. He was selected by the New York Islanders in the third round (#72 overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The New York Rangers prospects team felt it had a lot more to do and give Wednesday night after a lackluster effort during most of an overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in their robin-round finale Tuesday afternoon.
The Rangers didn’t consistently have the speed, grit and play making that they had shown in convincing wins over the St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars, and there would be no better time to atone for the unimpressive performance than against the Buffalo Sabres in the championship game of the prospects tournament in Traverse City, Michigan.
It’s so cliché to use it to describe anything these days, but it truly did describe Saturday’s Whale Bowl at Rentscheler Field that saw the Connecticut Whale’s three game winning streak stopped via a skills competition shootout 5-4 in front of, what will go down in the record books anyway, an AHL record 21,673.
While they were far from perfect, the Connecticut Whale had a good all around team effort anchored by Chad Johnson’s first star performance between the pipes and beat the fading Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-2 in front of 6,023 at the XL Center Friday night.
For Connecticut Whale Ken Gernander this could not have been a fun last couple of weeks. First the parent New York Rangers took the heart and soul out of his surging team when they recalled six of his best players and then the Hamilton Bulldogs came into Hartford and gutted the rest on the ice crushing the remaining roster 7-3 in front of 6,018 at the XL Center Saturday night.