BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
The Road Warriors (4-3-0) host Reading (3-3-1) tonight in the fourth game of an eight-game homestand for the Road Warriors. Greenville is off to a 3-0-0 start after taking down Florida in back-to-back games last Friday and Saturday then topping Toledo last night. Reading is starting a five-game road trip tonight that also includes visits to Gwinnett and South Carolina in the South Division. The Road Warriors will look to avenge a 3-2 loss to the Royals suffered on October 15 in Greenville. The win for Reading is a part of its 2-0-1 road record so far, and for Greenville the Road Warriors have won three straight home games following that loss. Tonight is the second of six meetings this season between Greenville and Reading with two games remaining at the BI-LO Center and two at the Sovereign Center. The Road Warriors are 2-2-0 in their history against Reading .
Who: Greenville Road Warriors vs. Reading Royals
What: Home Game #6, Season Game #8
When: 7:35 p.m.
Where: BI-LO Center, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601.
Last night’s win over Toledo gave Road Warriors head coach Dean Stork the 50th win of his coaching career.
After last night’s victory, Nic Riopel has won nine straight regular season starts dating to March 13, 2011. He is 17-5-1 for his career in the regular season at the BI-LO Center.
Greenville is 3-0-0 on its 8-game homestand. It will be followed by 7 straight road games starting Nov. 18. Both are the longest such stretches of the season for the Road Warriors.
The Road Warriors have won each of the last three games in which their opponent has scored first. Greenville has surrendered the first goal in five of its seven games so far this season.
In just seven games, Sam Klassen has already surpassed his power play points total (1) from 2010-11 with three (1G, 2A). Including the 2011 Kelly Cup Playoffs, Klassen has registered eight points (3G, 5A) in 17 games.
Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors take on the Florida Everblades at the BI-LO Center on Saturday, November 5 at 7:05 p.m. Come out and take advantage of the BI-LO Family Fun Section tomorrow evening. Simply by showing your BI-LO BONUSCARD at the Breakaway Honda Box Office at the BI-LO Center, starting two hours prior to the game, you can receive up to four tickets for you and your family. Seating is limited and based on availability. Don’t forget about great group packages that get you great discounts off of the box office price and preferred seating based on availability. Fans can call 864-674-PUCK (7825) to speak to a Road Warriors ticket representative and book their group outing.