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ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY: 11/7 – 11/13/11

Greenville Road Warriors

BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

GREENVILLE, SCThe Greenville Road Warriors played their first three-in-three of the season last weekend and came away with one victory. This week, they will try to gain ground on division-leading South Carolina as they host the Stingrays for a pair of games on Thursday and Saturday.

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Greenville Road Warriors

BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of Greenville Road Warriors

GREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors moved their record back to .500 last week thanks to a two-game sweep of the Florida Everblades over the weekend. This week Greenville looks to keep piling up the wins with three home games in as many days on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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Greenville Road WarriorsGREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors announced today their schedule for the 2011-12 ECHL season. The full promotional calendar will be released at a later date.

The Road Warriors will play their home opener on Friday, October 14 at 7:35 p.m. against the Wheeling Nailers. The Nailers were the Road Warriors’ opponent in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2011 Kelly Cup playoffs. The series went seven games, the only one in the 2011 playoffs to do so, but Greenville was upset in overtime of the final game at the BI-LO Center after a tying goal by Brendan Connolly with 23 seconds remaining in regulation.

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Greenville Road Warriors VERSUS  Trenton Devils

GREENVILLE, SC The Road Warriors‘ Mark Voakes scored his sixth game-winning goal of the season with just over a minute left in overtime to lift the Road Warriors to a 3-2 win in their only meeting this season against the Trenton Devils at the BI-LO Center on Friday night. The victory improved Greenville’s record to 36-20-3 for the season.

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Greenville Road Warriors

GREENVILLE, SC – In the third edition of “The Road Ahead,” you will find out everything that is going on this week with your Greenville Road Warriors, on and off the ice. This week we have three huge home games as well as a handful of player appearances.

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Greenville Road WarriorsTOLEDO, OH – Today the Greenville Road Warriors are in Toledo to take on the Walleye in a matchup that features the two newest teams in the ECHL. The Road Warriors will try to slow down a Walleye club that has won three in a row and eight of its last 10 games.

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ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY #17: 2/7/11-2/13/11

Greenville Road Warriors

GREENVILLE, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors won two out of three games in Estero against the Everblades last week to solidify their position atop the South Division. This week will see the Road Warriors make a brief return to the BI-LO Center for a home game before a trip north to visit Toledo and Kalamazoo.

Record: 29-16-2, 60 pts., 1st place South Division

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

By Bruce Berlet

When an athlete says his parents are his idols because of the strong faith they show every day, you know you have a special person.

Connecticut Whale defenseman Jared Nightingale is just such an individual.

While Nightingale is one of the toughest and most standup guys on the Whale, he developed his low-key, thoughtful demeanor thanks to a deep religious belief instilled by his parents, Ron and Debbi.

“I think the greatest example is just watching how your dad and mom carry themselves and how they treat each other,” Nightingale said. “Me and my brothers were very, very blessed and fortunate to have them as role models. Plus, we were raised going to church, and they lived the life as far as their character and the way they lived and raised us. They were hard-working and honest parents.” Continue reading

ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY #1: 10/18/10 – 10/24/10

Greenville Road WarriorsAfter 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.

Preseason Leaders:
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


This Week:
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.

Broadcast Schedule:
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 grwradioray@gmail.com.

Last Week: Coming Next Week

Scoring Streaks:


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Quick Hits:

· 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.