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ROAD WARRIORS STRIKE FIRST, JACKALS STRIKE LAST

Greenville Road Warriors    VERSUS       Elmira Jackals

BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors were unable to pick up their first win of the season against an Atlantic Division foe on Wednesday night as they fell to the Elmira Jackals by a 5-3 score. The loss dropped Greenville’s record to 31-19-4 on the season.

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THE DAY OF THE JACKALS

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

Tonight the Greenville Road Warriors begin a five-game, eight-day road trip by visiting the Elmira Jackals for the first time since the 2011 Kelly Cup playoffs.

The Road Warriors (31-18-4, 66 pts.) visit Elmira (30-19-4, 64 pts.) today for the first, and only, meeting 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 Jackals are meeting up for the first time since the 2011 Kelly Cup playoffs. Greenville won the first round series three games to one thanks to Sean Berkstresser’s clinching goal in double overtime of Game Four. Tonight’s match up features the two teams with the highest win totals in the Eastern Conference. The Jackals have won two of their last five home games and lost the most recent game at First Arena, 8-1, to Trenton on February 18. Greenville, meanwhile, is playing its first road game since winning 4-1 at South Carolina on February 7. Greenville is 4-2-0 in its last six road games.

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BRUCE BERLET REPORTS – JASON LABARBERA, CLASS ON AND OFF THE ICE

BY: Bruce Berlet

I learned how classy goalie Jason LaBarbera is when he was with the Hartford Wolf Pack for four seasons and then the Manchester Monarchs, where he never complained about the waiver rules that kept him locked in the AHL because the Los Angeles Kings were afraid of losing him on re-entry waivers if they tried to recall him.

Well, LaBarbera, named the AHL’s MVP and top goalie with the Wolf Pack in 2003-04, when he was 34-9-9 with a 1.59 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and 13 shutouts in 59 games, continues to demonstrate those traits as backup to Mike Smith with the Phoenix Coyotes. LaBarbera is wearing a mask this season to honor Pat Tillman, the former Arizona State and Arizona Cardinals standout who enlisted after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and died in Afghanistan from friendly fire.

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DANBURY AND ELMIRA MARRY, SORT OF

affiliation logoToday at the Danbury Ice Arena in Danbury, Connecticut, the Danbury Whalers and the Elmira Jackals announced an affiliation agreement between the two organizations.

The Jackals are member of the East Coast Hockey League (AA) and are affiliated on the NHL level with the Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators. Through those affiliations the Jackals are in agreements with the American Hockey League (AAA) affiliates of those clubs, the Syracuse Crunch and the Binghamton Senators. Continue reading

AND AT NUMBER ONE…

Greenville Road WarriorsGREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors‘ countdown of the top moments from their inaugural season has reached its pinnacle. Today the team revealed its top moment from the 2010-11 campaign.

The Greenville Road Warriors entered the 2011 Kelly Cup Playoffs as the top seed in the Eastern Conference and earned the right to play the eighth seeded Elmira Jackals. Elmira had a team that could score goals, as was evidenced by 249 goals which were the third most in the East, but had a hard time defending. The Jackals’ 264 goals given up were second most in the entire league. That seemed to bode well for the Road Warriors who scored the league’s second most goals at 255. The Road Warriors also had home ice advantage for the best-of-five series, but a quirk in the schedule saw the first two games played at First Arena, home of the Jackals.

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TWO MINUTES with BRUCE BERLET

bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

As expected, the Manitoba Moose are no more.

The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors unanimously approved on Friday the relocation of the franchise owned by True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd. from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to St. John’s, Newfoundland, for next season.

The move has been rumored since True North began making overtures to purchase the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers and move them to Winnipeg weeks ago. True North and the Atlanta Spirit Group, which owns the Thrashers, finalized the sale May 31, and formal approval is expected when the NHL Board of Governors meet June 21 in New York.

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GUY HANGING AROUND IN DANBURY

Danbury Whalers

Herm Sorcher, Danbury Whalers president and general manager  announced Friday  that Right Wing, Devin Guy has signed an agreement with the team to return for the 2011-12 season.

Guy, a native of Highland Falls, New York, was 6th on the team in scoring with 9 goals and 17 assists.  A veteran of 74 professional games, last season Guy was one of twelve Whalers players promoted to AA & AAA, as he was called up for a game with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.

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ROAD WARRIORS GET FLAT IN FIRST GAME

Greenville Road Warriors   VERSUS   Elmira Jackals

ROAD WARRIORS STUMBLE IN GAME ONE

GREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors struck first but ultimately fell to the Wheeling Nailers by a 4-3 count on Thursday night at the BI-LO Center. Wheeling took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals series with Game Two scheduled for Friday night in Greenville.

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GREENVILLE KEEPS ROLLING ALONG!

WHERE WERE YOU?

04.09.11

When the Greenville Road Warriors came back from a 1-0 deficit, and battled the Elmira Jackals through two sudden death overtimes; when Sean Berkstresser scored the game winning goal and sent the Greenville Road Warriors into the next round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs…where were you?

Don’t miss another second of the action. Join the Greenville Road Warriors for the Eastern Conference Semifinals as they take on the Wheeling Nailers this Thursday and Friday night.

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ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY #26: 4/11/11-4/17/11

Greenville Road WarriorsGREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors won the first playoff series in team history over Elmira and advanced to the second round of the 2011 Kelly Cup Playoffs last week. This week they will begin their best-of-seven series against the Wheeling Nailers with a pair of games at the BI-LO Center.

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