MISSIAEN NAMED ECHL GOALIE OF THE WEEK

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

Jason Missiaen of the Greenville Road Warriors is the Reebok Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week for Dec. 5-11

The 21-year old was 2-0-0 with one shutout, a goals-against average of 0.50 and a save percentage of .986 as the Road Warriors won two games against South Division opponents.

Missiaen stopped 31 shots in a 3-1 win over Gwinnett on Thursday and followed that up by recording his first professional shutout on Friday, making 38 saves in a 3-0 victory against South Carolina.

A fourth-round selection (116th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Missiaen is 3-2-0 on the season with a 2.59 goals-against average and a save percentage of .923.

A native of Chatham, Ontario, Missiaen is in his first ECHL season. Last season he appeared in 53 games for Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the QMJHL, posting a 10-33-8 record with a goals-against average of 3.33 and a save percentage of .893. Prior to that, he played four seasons in the OHL with the Peterborough Petes, compiling a record of 48-65-6 in 131 games.

Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors return home to face the Florida Everblades on Friday, December 16 at 7:35 p.m. at the BI-LO Center. It will be the Road Warriors second-annual Teddy Bear Toss where fans get to throw stuffed animals on to the ice after Greenville scores its first goal of the game. All tossed toys will be donated to WSSL 100.5’s Stuff the Truck event which benefits Toys for Tots. You can save on your tickets for the game by getting the Spinx Family Four-Pack (4 – tickets, hot dogs, bags of chips, and fountain drinks for $48) or by bringing a group of 10 or more to the game. Call 864-674-PUCK (7825) for more info or to book your group.

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