BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
The Road Warriors (16-9-2) host Florida (15-13-2) tonight for the eighth of 11 scheduled meetings between the clubs. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at greenvilleroadwarriors.com. Greenville is playing its final home game of the season against the Everblades tonight. The Road Warriors have built a 3-1-1 record in the previous five meetings, but Florida came away with an improbable win the last time the teams met. Rylan Galiardi scored a tying goal with seven seconds left in regulation and after a scoreless overtime Florida’s Pat Nagle out-dueled Jasion Missiaen for a 1-0 win in a seven round shootout. The Road Warriors are 4-2-1 against the Everblades this season.
Tonight the Road Warriors are offering their Throwback Thursday specials which are select $2 draft beers, fountain drinks, hot dogs, and pretzels. Also, college students can get in for $6 with a valid ID, and groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets. Call 864-674-PUCK (7825) to book your group outing.
Who: Greenville Road Warriors vs. Florida Everblades
What: Home Game #18, Season Game #28
When: 7:35 p.m.
Where: BI-LO Center, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601
Jason Missiaen has three shutouts in the month of December and has a .6 goals-against average in his wins this season along with a .983 save percentage.
Brandon Wong has scored five goals in his last six games after netting two in his previous 14. Four of his seven goals have been scored against the Everblades.
The Road Warriors’ 12 wins against the South Division are the most in the league against divisional foes.
Tonight is the midway point of Greenville’s 36-game home schedule. Its .647 win percentage is 4th highest in the East and sixth highest in the league.
The Road Warriors have the fourth most power play chances in home games in the ECHL at 71, but have the 12th rated home power play at 18.3 percent.
Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors return home to face the Gwinnett Gladiators on Thursday, January 12 at 7:35 p.m. at the BI-LO Center. Come out for a Throwback Thursday which features $2 draft beers, fountain drinks, hot dogs, and pretzels. Throwback Thursdays are sponsored by WSSL 100.5, The Greenville News, and New Rock 93.3. 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.