RIOPEL EARNS GOALIE OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND TIME

Greenville Road WarriorsPRINCETON, NJ – Nic Riopel of the Greenville Road Warriors is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Feb. 21-27. He also won the award for the week of Oct. 25-31.

The 22 year old was 2-0-0 with one shutout, a 1.00 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage in two appearances appearances for the Road Warriors who improved their South Division leading record to 35-20-3 for 73 points.

Riopel recorded his second shutout of the season with 24 saves in a 3-0 win over Toledo on Saturday and then made 23 saves in a 4-2 victory against Wheeling on Sunday.

The Beloiel, Quebec native has appeared in 29 games for the Road Warriors this season posting a 17-11-1 record with two shutouts, a 2.78 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. He has also seen action in 11 AHL games with Adirondack going 3-7-0 with a 3.55 goals-against average and an .874 save percentage.
A fifth-round selection (142nd overall) of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Riopel went 4-6-0 with a goals-against average of 3.35 and a save percentage of .893 in 10 games with Adirondack last season. Riopel also made 168 appearances for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Junior Major Hockey League from 2006-2010 going 94-47-14 with 10 shutouts, a 2.59 goals-against average and a save percentage of .915.

Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors will return home to the BI-LO Center to battle the Trenton Devils on Friday, March 4 at 7:05 p.m. In conjunction with SHINE 96.7, the Road Warriors will be presenting “Church Night 2011” with a live, post-game performance from recording artists MyCalvary. Tickets for church groups start as low as $7.  The SPINX Friday Family Four-Pack is also available for that game through the BI-LO Center Box Office and gets you four tickets, four hot dogs, four pretzels, four bags of chips, four fountain drinks for $48! For more information on these promotions and more contact a Road Warriors sales representative at 864-674-PUCK.

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