GREENVILLE HOPES TO RIDE THE READING TO VICTORY

Ray SchmittBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

Tonight the Greenville Road Warriors continue their five-game road trip by facing the Reading Royals. It marks Greenville’s first visit to the Sovereign Center this season.

The Road Warriors (32-19-4, 68 pts.) visit Reading (25-23-7, 57 pts.) today for the fifth of six meetings between the clubs. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at GreenvilleRoadWarriors.com. The Road Warriors and Royals are meeting up for the first time in Reading this season with the Road Warriors looking for some retribution after Reading took all four games at the BI-LO Center . Greenville is 1-1-0 in its history in Reading with a shootout win and a regulation loss to the Royals in back-to-back games last January. The Road Warriors and Royals have been lighting up the scoreboard when they’ve met this season. Twice the teams have combined to score 10 goals in a game and they are averaging a combined 7.5 goals per game.

Who: Greenville Road Warriors at Reading Royals
What: Away Game #28, Season Game #56
When: 7:05 p.m.
Where: Sovereign Center, 700 Penn St., Reading, PA 19602

NOTEWORTHY:

  • The Road Warriors are tied for the most wins in the Eastern Conference with Elmira at 32. Reading’s 25 are the most for a team not currently in the top eight in the East.
  • Bretton Cameron played in his 100th ECHL game on Wednesday. He has 12 points (3G, 9A) in 14 games with Greenville.
  • Jason Missiaen has started 10 of 11 games for Greenville in February. He is 6-3-1 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 27 percent. The Road Warriors are 10-for-26 (38%) on the power play in their last eight away games.
  • Greenville has the third most first period goals in the ECHL with 59. Reading is tied with Greenville there, but the Road Warriors have given up 12 fewer first period goals (46 to 58).

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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.

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