ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY – 10/17 to 10/23/11

Ray SchmittBY: Ray Schmitt, voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

GREENVILLE, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors were unable to earn a win last week in the opening weekend of the 2011-12 season against a pair of Atlantic Division opponents. This week they travel to Gwinnett, and renew the Battle of I-85, in search of their first win of the season.

Record: 0-2-0, 0 pts., 4th place South Division

Leaders:
Goals – Jeff Prough: 3
AssistsWes Cunningham: 2
Points – Jeff Prough: 3
+/- – Francis Meilleur: +1
PIMs – T.J. Reynolds: 2
PPG – Jeff Prough: 1
SHG – None
Wins – None
GAA – Billy Sauer: 3.02
SVP – Billy Sauer: .880

Previewing the Upcoming Week:

10/21 & 10/22 at Gwinnett – 7:35 p.m. & 7:05 p.m., Home vs. GWT 0-0-0, Away vs. GWT 0-0-0

Last season the Road Warriors triumphed in the Battle of I-85 with a 10-7-0 record against Gwinnett. The Road Warriors and Gladiators renew acquaintances this weekend with a pair of games at the Arena at Gwinnett Center – two of 17 schedule meetings between the clubs this season. The Gladiators are coming off of a split in Florida to open their season. They won an 11-round shootout on Saturday night to grab their first win of the season after falling 3-2 in the season opener 24 hours earlier. For the first time in the eight-year history of the Gladiators Jeff Pyle won’t be behind the bench. Rookie head coach John Wroblewski took over the reins after Pyle moved up to coach the Texas Stars of the AHL. Wroblewski came to Gwinnett after serving as the Wheeling Nailers‘ assistant coach last season. The Road Warriors were 4-4-0 in Gwinnett against the Gladiators last season with 21 goals against and 22 goals for.

Day-by-Day Schedule:

10/17/11 – Practice at the BI-LO Center, 10:00 a.m.

                  Golf Outing with Jr. Road Warriors Youth Hockey, 1:00 p.m. at   Willow Creek Golf Course

10/18/11 – Practice at the BI-LO Center, 10:00 a.m.

10/19/11 – Practice at the BI-LO Center, 10:00 a.m.

10/20/11 – Practice at the BI-LO Center, 10:00 a.m.

10/21/11 – Road Warriors at Gwinnett, 7:35 p.m.

10/22/11 – Road Warriors at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m.

Road Warriors Broadcast Information

All Greenville Road Warriors games are broadcast live online courtesy of America One. You can listen to every game for free by clicking on the “Listen Live” link located on the Road Warriors’ home page – www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com. You can also visit www.americaone.com to find the Road Warriors internet TV broadcasts. The Road Warriors Pre-Game Show starts off every broadcast 15 minutes prior to faceoff.

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