BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
The Road Warriors (4-5-0) host South Carolina (8-3-0) tonight for the first of 16 scheduled meetings between the clubs. Last season the Road Warriors compiled a 9-8-0 record against South Carolina which included a 5-3-0 mark at the BI-LO Center. Greenville’s Jeff Prough will try to keep his recent hot streak going tonight, while South Carolina goalie Philipp Grubauer will try to do the same. After registering four goals and two assists in three games last week, Prough was named runner up for ECHL Player of the Week honors and Grubauer was named ECHL Goalie of the Week by winning all three of his starts including one by shutout.
Who: Greenville Road Warriors vs. South Carolina Stingrays
What: Home Game #8, Season Game #10
When: 7:35 p.m.
Where: BI-LO Center, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601.
Starting tonight, the Road Warriors play six consecutive games against South Division opponents. Four are against South Carolina (3 home, 1 away) and two are against Florida (both away).
Jeff Prough was runner up for ECHL Player of the Week last week after posting six points (4G, 2A) in three games. He needs four goals to reach 100 for his ECHL career.
Greenville is 3-2-0 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.
Road Warriors defenseman Francis Meilleur is tied for fourth among ECHL rookie defensemen with four assists.
The Road Warriors have the second rated power play in the ECHL at 27 percent on the season. They have achieved that ranking despite having the second fewest power play opportunities in the league with 37.
Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors take on the South Carolina Stingrays at the BI-LO Center on Saturday, November 12 at 7:05 p.m. Come out for the Road Warriors’ Military Appreciation Night to help honor the men and women who serve our country. All active military and any military veteran can get a ticket for $6 by showing their military ID at the Breakaway Honda Box Office at the BI-LO Center. 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.