BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
ESTERO, FL – The Greenville Road Warriors finish a two game set against the Florida Everblades tonight at Germain Arena. The Road Warriors are going for their third win of the week and fifth straight overall.
The Road Warriors (8-5-0) visit Florida (6-8-1) tonight for the fifth of 11 scheduled meetings between the clubs. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com. The Road Warriors are 3-1-0 this season against Florida thanks to a 5-2 victory last night in their first game at Germain Arena this season. Tonight is Greenville’s second of five games at Germain, and the Road Warriors are looking to continue their success in Florida from last season. In their inaugural campaign, the Road Warriors were 5-1-2 in games at Florida. Greenville will look to its power play to continue to spark the offense, especially against Florida. In four games so far this season, the Road Warriors are 6-for-17 (35.3%) against Florida on the man advantage. They tied a season high with three power play goals in five chances last night.
Who: Greenville Road Warriors at Florida Everblades
What: Away Game #4, Season Game #14
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero, FL 33928
The Road Warriors are 7-2-0 against South Division opponents so far this season. Their seven wins are tied for the most in the league against divisional opponents (CHI – 7).
Road Warriors forward Jeff Prough is tied for second in the ECHL with 10 goals after scoring on the power play last night. Prough needs two more to reach 100 for his ECHL career.
Greenville has played the fewest road games (3) of any ECHL team at this point in the season. Tonight is the second game of a season-long seven game road trip for the Warriors
The Road Warriors are tied for the fourth most third-period goals in the ECHL with 16 so far this season. Florida has given up the second most third period goals at 19.
The Road Warriors have a team goals-against average of 1.5 over their current four game winning streak. They are 7-1-0 this season when holding opponents to three goals or less, but are giving up an average of 3.5 per game against Florida.
Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors return home to face the Gwinnett Gladiators on Thursday, December 8 at 7:35 p.m. at the BI-LO Center. Come out for the Road Warriors’ Throwback Thursday which features $2 draft beers, fountain drinks, pretzels and hot dogs, and $6 tickets for college students with a valid ID. Throwback Thursdays are sponsored by WSSL 100.5, The Greenville News, and New Rock 93.3. Don’t forget about great group packages that get you 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.