BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
The Greenville Road Warriors begin a busy week (four games in seven days) with a matinee visit to Duluth, Georgia to take on the Gwinnett Gladiators this afternoon.
The Road Warriors (21-14-2, 44 pts.) visit Gwinnett (18-11-9, 45 pts.) today for the seventh of 17 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 4-2-0 this season against the Gladiators and 14-9-0 overall in their history against Gwinnett. Today the Road Warriors will be the early birds trying to get the worm as they play their earliest game of the season. The Road Warriors have thrived on weekday games so far this season and have built an 8-2-1 record on games play Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays the Road Warriors are a combined 13-12-1. Today is also the final game of four straight between Greenville and Gwinnett. The Road Warriors have won two of the first three with both victories coming in Greenville.
Greenville’s .690 win percentage (14-6-1) against divisional opponents is the best in the Eastern Conference. Only Alaska (.786) and Las Vegas (.833) are better against division opponents.
Bryan Hince is the only goalie in Road Warriors history to win each of his first four starts for the team. With his win last Saturday he tied Nic Riopel for the longest win streak of the season for Greenville.
Brett Robinson has scored seven goals in eight games in the month of January. That surpasses his production (5G) in the 22 games combined from November and December.
The Road Warriors have out-chanced Gwinnett on the power play in four straight games by an overall 20-11 margin.
T.J. Reynolds leads the Road Warriors all-time in games played at 108. Including Thursday night, the only games Reynolds has missed for Greenville have been due to suspension (2 games).
Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors face off against the Gwinnett Gladiators on Saturday, January 21 at 7:05 p.m. at the BI-LO Center. Get your group of 10 or more together to come out and enjoy a night with the Road Warriors. Groups qualify for discounts off of the box office price and preferred seating based on availability. Also be sure to check out greenvilleroadwarriors.com/tickets/groups for information on birthday party packages and luxury suite rentals. Call 864-674-PUCK (7825) for more info or to book your group.