After a busy preseason schedule the Greenville Road Warriors begin their inaugural ECHL campaign this Thursday. The Road Warriors will take to the ice against a pair of South Division rivals at the BI-LO Center for three games this week.
Preseason Record: 1-2-0, 4 pts.
Goals – Andrew Carroll/Matt Schepke: 2
Assists – Wes Cunningham/Blake Parlett: 2
Points – Five players: 2
+/- – Blake Parlett: +2
PIMs – Igor Gongalsky: 18
PPG – Matt Schepke/Shane Harper: 1
SHG – None Scored
Wins – Dov Grumet-Morris: 1
GAA – Dov Grumet-Morris: 3.95
SVP – Dov Grumet-Morris: .867
10/21 & 10/22 vs. Florida, 7:05 p.m. & 7:05 p.m. – Home (0-0-0), Away (0-0-0)
The Road Warriors bring ECHL hockey back to Greenville with a pair of games this Thursday and Friday against the Everblades. Greenville will be trying to repay Florida for a pair of losses sustained at Germain Arena in the preseason. Florida trumped Greenville 6-5 and 4-2, respectively on October 8 and 9. Both teams’ lineups will look significantly different, though, now that the games actually count. Florida opened the season last weekend against the Gwinnett Gladiators and came away with a 1-1-0 record; having won the opener 3-2 in a shootout then dropping a 5-3 decision the next night. Both teams feature young rosters with 10 rookies for Greenville and eight for the Everblades.
10/24 vs. South Carolina, 4:05 p.m. – Home (0-0-0), Away (0-0-0)
The battle for supremacy in the Palmetto State begins in Greenville when the Road Warriors and Stingrays meet this upcoming Sunday. The teams played one preseason game at the BI-LO Center on October 12 and Greenville triumphed 3-2 in overtime. Andrew Carroll and Shane Harper each scored in regulation for the Road Warriors while Brendan Connolly potted the game winner in extra time. Jake Hauswirth and Trent Campbell each notched power play goals for the Stingrays in the second period. Sunday’s coaching match up has an interesting twist as Dean Stork and Cail MacLean were assistant coaches on each of the last three Kelly Cup championship teams. Stork’s Cincinnati Cyclones won titles in 2008 and 2010 while MacLean worked with the 2009 champion Stingrays.
Thurs. 10/21: Road Warriors vs. Florida, 7:05 p.m.
Fri. 10/22: Road Warriors vs. Florida, 7:05 p.m.
Sun. 10/24: Road Warriors vs. South Carolina, 4:05 p.m.
All Road Warriors radio broadcasts can be heard online for free courtesy of America One. Point your browser to www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com and click “Listen Live” to join Ray Schmitt on the broadcasts. Road Warriors fans can also watch Internet TV broadcasts of the games by clicking here. All broadcasts begin 15 minutes prior to face off with the Road Warriors Pregame Show. Fans can also email Radio Ray and have their questions read during the broadcast! Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Week: Coming Next Week
· Road Warriors play 12 of their first 15 regular season games at home.
· Six of Greenville’s seven home games vs. Florida will be played by Dec. 15, 2010, and five of those six by 11/13/10.
· Florida played the last meaningful ECHL game at the BI-LO Center when it eliminated the Greenville Grrrowl from the 2006 Kelly Cup Playoffs.
· Greenville was 1-0-0 at home and 0-2-0 on the road in the preseason.
· Greenville was initially scheduled to begin the regular season October 15, 2010 in Charleston against the Stingrays but the game was postponed to November 16 due to a building conflict with the North Charleston Coliseum.
Mark Your calendars! Don’t forget about these upcoming promotions:
· Thursday, October 21 vs. Florida – 7:05 p.m.
o First Thirsty Thursday of the season! Select fountain drinks and draft beers will be just $1 on Thursday night. Magnate schedules will also be given away to all fans in attendance.
· Friday, October 22 vs. Florida – 7:05 p.m.
o Friday Family Four-Pack. For just $48 families can get four each of: tickets, hot dogs, pretzels, bags of chips, and sodas.