BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
The Road Warriors (14-8-1) visit South Carolina (14-11-1) tonight for the sixth of 16 scheduled meetings between the clubs. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com. Greenville is looking for its first win of the season in North Charleston after suffering a 4-1 setback in their first trip to the Lowcountry on November 27. The Stingrays, meanwhile, are trying to bounce back after a 1-0 setback at home against Gwinnett last night that sent them to four straight losses on home ice. In the Battle of the Palmetto State this season, the home team is 5-0-0 with a combined 17-5 scoring advantage over the visitors.
Who: Greenville Road Warriors at South Carolina Stingrays
What: Away Game #10, Season Game #24
When: 4:00 p.m.
Where: North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, SC 29418
Greenville has the best road power play in the ECHL at 32.4 percent. Their 12 PPG on the road are fourth most while the 37 PP chances are the fewest.
Rookie Kale Kerbashian has found a knack for scoring big goals for the Road Warriors. Of the four that he has scored on the season, two have been game winners.
Greenville is 10-3-1 since November 10 and have out-scored opponents 46-34 over that span.
Justin Bowers is tied for the team lead in points against South Carolina with 1G, 5A. He has, though, been held without a point in the last two games against SC.
Greenville’s offense has been clicking at a rate of 4.5 goals per game over its last four road games. Prior to that it was held to one goal in back-to-back losses in Florida and South Carolina.
Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors return home to face the Reading Royals on Thursday, December 22 at 7:35 p.m. at the BI-LO Center. Come out for the Road Warriors’ Throwback Thursday brought to you by WSSL 100.5, The Greenville News, and New Rock 93.3. On Throwback Thursdays fans get draft beers, fountain drinks, hot dogs, and pretzels for just $2! College students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid ID. You can also save on your tickets by bringing out a group of 10 or more! The Road Warriors offer discounts off the box office price and preferred seating based on availability to groups who book in advance. Call 864-674-PUCK (7825) for more info or to book your group.