BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
The Road Warriors (10-7-0) visit Toledo (8-9-0) tonight for the second of six scheduled meetings between the clubs. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com.
Tonight is Greenville’s third visit in its history to the Huntington Center and the Road Warriors are looking to continue their winning ways here. Greenville won both meetings in Toledo last season including a 3-0 shutout on February 26, 2011. The Road Warriors and Walleye are two of the hottest teams going in the ECHL right now and enter the game with identical 6-2-0 records in their last eight games. The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, and the AHL affiliate of the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Rockford Ice Hogs.
Who: Greenville Road Warriors at Toledo Walleye
What: Away Game #8, Season Game #18
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Huntington Center, 406 Washington St., Toledo, OH 43604
The Road Warriors are 15-3-0 in their history against North Division opponents. They have the most wins against Kalamazoo (4) among current North Division teams.
Goalie Nic Riopel is tied for second in the league with nine wins this season. He is 19-3-1 in his last 23 regular season starts dating back to February 2011.
The Road Warriors are 3-2-0 on their seven-game road trip. They are going for their first 3-game road win streak of the season tonight.
Road Warriors are tied with Colorado and Wheeling for the fewest first goals (7) among teams with winning records. Road Warriors are 5-2-0 when scoring first.
Road Warriors are eight in the ECHL with 3.18 goals per game. Leading goal scorers Jeff Prough (11) and Brendan Connolly (10) account for 39 percent of Greenville’s goals.
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.