BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
Tonight the Greenville Road Warriors invade the capital city of New Jersey looking for the first win of their five-game northern road trip.
The Road Warriors (31-19-4, 66 pts.) visit Trenton (18-27-8, 44 pts.) today for the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at GreenvilleRoadWarriors.com. The Road Warriors and Titans are meeting up for the first time since Trenton, then playing as the Devils, visited Greenville on March 4, 2011. The Road Warriors skated away with a 3-2 overtime win behind 26 saves by Nic Riopel. Tonight is Greenville’s first ever appearance at Sun National Bank Center, but it is a homecoming, of sorts, for winger Jeff Prough. It will be his first game in Trenton as a visitor after playing 171 games for the Trenton Devils from 2008 to 2011. Prough had 42 goals over three seasons at home for the Devils.
The Road Warriors are tied for the most wins in the Eastern Conference with Elmira at 31. Trenton, meanwhile, has won the fewest at 18.
Bretton Cameron played in his 100th ECHL game on Wednesday. He has 10 points (3G, 7A) in 13 games with Greenville.
Jason Missiaen has started nine of 10 games for Greenville in February. He is 5-3-1 over that span, including four-game win streak from 2/11 to 2/17/12.
Greenville has the top road power play in the league at 26.6 percent. The Road Warriors are 8-for-20 (40%) on the power play in their last seven away games.
Greenville has the fourth most first period goals in the ECHL with 57. Trenton, meanwhile, has given up the most first period goals with 58.
Mark your calendars! The Road Warriors return home on Friday, March 2, 2012 to take on the South Carolina Stingrays at 7:35. Join the Road Warriors for their second-annual Pink in the Rink presented by Greenville Hospital System to benefit the Mary Kay Foundation. The Road Warriors will be wearing pink-themed jerseys, skating on pink ice, and doing much more to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. Book your group of 10 or more in advance to get discounts off the box office price and preferred seating based on availability. Call 864-674-PUCK (7825) to book your group outing. Also, please note that the Road Warriors game scheduled for March 1 has been moved to Saturday, March 3 at 7:05 p.m. at the BI-LO Center. Visit Greenvilleroadwarriors.com for more information.