BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
The Greenville Road Warriors continue their six-game road trip tonight with a visit to US Bank Arena to take on the Cincinnati Cyclones. The Road Warriors are trying to build on their own two-game win streak and also snap Cincinnati’s five-game win streak.
The Road Warriors (18-10-2) visit Cincinnati (13-9-3) tonight for the third of five scheduled meetings between the clubs. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at greenvilleroadwarriors.com. The Road Warriors are 1-1-0 this season against the Cyclones and 3-2-1 in their history against Cincinnati. All three of the games they have played at US Bank Arena in the last two seasons have been decided by one goal and two of them have gone into overtime. At 10-1-2 the Cyclones have the best home record in the Eastern Conference but the Road Warriors are one of three teams to defeat Cincinnati at home this season.
The best way to enjoy the Road Warriors game tonight is at our Watch Party at Bailey’s Sports Grille (2409 Laurens Road). Bailey’s will have the game up on the big screens, Road Warriors prizes will be given away after each Greenville goal, and Road Warriors’ season ticket holders get a 20% discount by showing their season ticket holder ID card!
Greenville’s eight road wins are tied for third most in the ECHL despite Greenville having played the fewest road games in the league (12). The .667 road win percentage is 2nd best in the league.
The Road Warriors have been shorthanded seventh most times in the ECHL at 148. By contrast they’ve had 123 power plays.
Greenville is 13-0-0 when giving up two goals or less in a game. The Road Warriors have kept opponents under two goals in three of the last five games.
At .857 (6-1-0), the Road Warriors have the best win percentage in the league against North Division teams. They are 19-4-1 against the North all-time including 12-2-1 on the road.
When it comes to third period defense, the Road Warriors have the fourth-lowest team goals against in the league at 25. They have out-scored opponents by seven in the third period.
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. College students can also get in for $6 with a valid ID. 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.