Tag Archives: Dov Grumet-Morris

HEY NOW JUSTIN BOWERS, YOU’RE AN ECHL 2ND TEAM ALL-STAR…GET YOUR GAME ON…GO PLAY!

JustinBowersGRN_1112BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors, in conjunction with the ECHL, announced today that center Justin Bowers has been named to the All-ECHL Second team.

This season Bowers has established new club records for points (77) and assists (58) in a season and continues to add to those totals. He is also the team’s all-time leader in points at 174 and counting. Bowers is tied for the league lead with 58 assists and is third in the league with 77 points. He leads the ECHL with 25 power-play assists and 32 power-play points. Bowers, who was named ECHL Player of the Month for January, also appeared in two American Hockey League games with Milwaukee.

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OPENING NIGHT IN GREENVILLE

GREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors open their second season in the ECHL at home against the same team that ended their first season in the league. The 2011-12 home opener is tonight against the Wheeling Nailers.

At the BI-LO Center tonight the Road Warriors will raise the banner celebrating their 2010-11 South Division Championship prior to the start of the game against Wheeling. Once the banner is raised, the page turns to the start of the 2011-12 season – Greenville’s second in the ECHL. This season’s team features nine returning players from the 2010-11 squad that finished with the second best record in the league and the best record in the Eastern Conference. Among the returnees are five of the top seven scorers: Marc-Olivier Vallerand, Justin Bowers, Brendan Connolly, Connor Shields, and Brandon Wong. Six rookies are among the 11 new faces that will don the blue and white for the first time this season.

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ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY NEWS #1 – 10/10 to 10/16/11

GREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors completed their preseason schedule last week with a pair of wins over the South Carolina Stingrays. This week, Greenville will focus on preparing for opening weekend which includes a rematch with the Wheeling Nailers who knocked the Road Warriors out of the 2011 playoffs.

Preseason Record: 2-0-0

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

BY: Bruce Berlet

Matt Zaba didn’t particularly enjoy his last season playing goal in North America.

While the Hartford Wolf Pack, now Connecticut Whale, were missing the playoffs for the only time in the franchise’s 14 seasons in 2009-10, Zaba was battling injuries, bouncing around the AHL and ECHL and being an occasional backup with the New York Rangers after Steve Valiquette was demoted and eventually sidelined for the season with an injury.

“There were a lot of things that happened,” Zaba said during a break in workouts this week at the sixth annual Pete Asadourian Pro Hockey Camp at Champions Skating Center. “I got hurt early and Chad (Johnson) played so well, so I kind of lost my position. To be honest, I had a bad training camp in New York, didn’t have a good training camp in Hartford and then didn’t start off the season very well. So it seemed to take me a while to find my game that second year and got sent to Charlotte (in the ECHL). Then once I did find my game, I’d be back on the goalie carousel to New York.

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FROM THE CREASE with BRUCE BERLET

BY: Bruce Berlet

Tommy Grant arrived in Hartford in late March unheralded but hardly bashful in his demeanor.

Grant had a bit of an edge from the get-go. Nothing cocky, mind you, just an air of confidence that he belonged in the AHL with the Connecticut Whale after his best of four seasons at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Befitting the tenure of his attitude often accompanied by a wry smile, Grant had two assists in his pro debut, a 4-2 loss at the Providence Bruins on March 27 after signing an amateur tryout contract 24 hours earlier and 10 days after completing his senior year at UAA. The Whale brass thought so much of Grant so quickly that they signed him to a free-agent contract two days later.

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GREENVILLE QUALIFIERS

Greenville Road WarriorsGREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that they have issued qualifying offers to eight players from the 2010-11 season. The Road Warriors qualified five forwards, two defensemen, and one goalie.

The following players received qualifying offers from the Road Warriors:

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AT NUMBER TWO…DRUMROLL PLEASE!

Greenville Road WarriorsGREENVILLE, SC In continuing their countdown of the top moments from their inaugural season in the ECHL, the Greenville Road Warriors today revealed top moment number two.

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TO QUALIFY OR NOT TO QUALIFY

Connecticut WhaleFor young restricted free agents, whether their parent teams qualify them or not is one of the most stressful times of their career.

Get qualified and the dream continues. Don’t be qualified and you’re hitting the unemployment line looking for work.

For the New York Rangers that time has come and gone and all of their restricted free agents have found out what’s in the envelope.

GREENVILLE ANNOUNCES…

Greenville Road WarriorsGREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors announced today the season-ending roster that they submitted to the ECHL.

Greenville Road Warriors; Season-Ending Roster:

Goalies – Chris Beckford-Tseu, Dov Grumet-Morris

Defensemen – Brad Cole, T.J. Reynolds, Wes Cunningham, Julien Brouillette

Forwards – Marc Olivier-Vallerand, Sean Berkstresser, Jimmy Kilpatrick, Brendan Connolly, Justin Bowers, Mark Voakes, Andrew Carroll, Matt Schepke, Connor Shields

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ROAD WARRIORS ANNOUNCE PROTECTED LIST

Greenville Road WarriorsGREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors announced today the list of protected players that they submitted to the ECHL.

Teams are allowed to protect as many players as they wish provided the players protected meet the guidelines as defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the ECHL and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association which state that teams shall retain the rights to each player that:

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