BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors
Today marks the final meeting of the season between the Greenville Road Warriors and the Reading Royals. Greenville is searching for its first win of the campaign against the Royals after falling 1-0 on Saturday night at the Sovereign Center.
The Road Warriors (32-20-4, 68 pts.) visit Reading (26-23-7, 59 pts.) today for the sixth 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 are 0-4-1 against the Royals and 2-5-1 all-time in their history against Reading. Greenville’s last win against Reading was on March 24, 2011; a 5-2 win at the BI-LO Center that helped the Road Warriors clinch the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
Greenville is finishing its sixth three-in-three series of the season today and the Road Warriors are 2-3-0 in the final game of three-in-threes so far in 2011-12. When it comes to Sunday games, the Road Warriors have played some heart-stoppers this season. Of the seven Sunday contests so far four, including each of the last three, have gone to overtime. The Road Warriors are 3-1-0 in overtime on Sundays.
The Road Warriors are tied for the most wins in the Eastern Conference with Elmira at 32. Reading’s 26 are the most for a team not currently in the top eight in the East.
Jason Missiaen has started 11 of 12 games for Greenville in February. He is 6-4-1 over that span, including four-game win streak from 2/11 to 2/17/12.
Last night was Greenville’s first away game since Feb. 3 (0-3 L at GWT) without a power play goal.
Last night’s loss was Greenville’s first in which it has held an opponent to one goal this season. The Road Warriors are 21-1-1 when holding opponents to two goals or fewer this season.
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.