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ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY RELEASE: 3/19-3/26/12

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

With two weeks left in the regular season the Road Warriors have locked up a playoff berth. With five games remaining they are still very much in the hunt for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Record: 40-22-5, 85 pts., 2nd place South Division Continue reading

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TWO POINTS ARE TWO POINTS

Connecticut-Whale_thumb_thumb_thumb_      VERSUS      Manchester

The Connecticut Whale should be happy they came away with the two points they got for the 5-3 win Sunday afternoon in Manchester when they faced the Monarchs at the Verizon Wireless Arena, because they certainly weren’t going to be getting any style points – if there was such a thing.

“It’s going to be a grind, with a short night and travel last night,”  Whale head coach Ken Gernander told Brian Ring afterwards. “But the guys stuck with  it, got a big goal by Casey [Wellman], and we were able to get our two points.”

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CLEAR DAY LIST IS PUBLIC

Here is your CTWhale clear day list.

This is the team that the Whale management gives them the best chance to win the rest of the way and to compete in the Calder Cup playoffs.

No real surprises but one question answered and that is that Sean Avery will NOT be playing for the Whale for the rest of the season. For whatever reason, and neither he nor the team have gone public with the reason why, but Avery has just not availed himself to be a part of this group and therefore won’t be playing with the Whale.

The interesting question that DOES come of this, is surrounding Avery’s future, as in, “Does he even have one in the NHL going forward?” That question will get answered this coming summer when Avery becomes an unrestricted free agent. Continue reading

ON A CLEAR DAY – YOU CAN SEE A LIST

Connecticut WhaleToday is an important day for young hockey players all across the American Hockey League. Today is the day teams submit their “Clear Day List” which is the 22-man roster of players allowed to play in the post-season.

Only the players listed on a team’s Clear Day roster are allowed to play in whatever games that team has over the rest of the AHL regular season and in the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs. Players can be added on if emergency conditions come about due to recall, injury or suspension.

What surprises await on the list to be released later today?

Hard to say.

Sean Avery fans are certain to wonder if he will be on the list?” The Answer, probably not.

However, will say Lee Baldwin or Blake Parlett be on the list? Maybe one or maybe even both.

What about Jeff Prough or perhaps another forward from Greenville? Perhaps.

One name the team was hoping they could put on the list, forward Chad Kolarik who has missed this entire season to this point with a knee injury, won’t be. Kolarik announced the following on his twitter account, “Cleared for contact, but because I was not on the AHL roster on Feb 27 I cannot play this year. Next goal is to be ready for camp.”

One name fans are hoping to see, but almost certainly won’t be on it, at least for now, is New York Rangers franchise crown jewel, Chris Kreider. He has not signed yet with the Blueshirts, nor has he signed a Professional Try-Out (PTO) with the Whale. But don’t be alarmed. When his college season is over, and it’s not yet, that could easily change as those players, along with their counter-parts in Canadian juniors are allowed to be added without an issue.

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VALLERAND AND PROUGH PROMOTED

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

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that forwards Marc-Olivier Vallerand and Jeff Prough have been called up to the American Hockey League.

Vallerand has been called up by the Rockford IceHogs which puts Vallerand on his third different team in the last week. The second-year forward from Longueil, Quebec was signed to a professional tryout by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on February 26 and went on to skate in his first two AHL games with the Sound Tigers. He was released from the PTO by Bridgeport and re-joined the Road Warriors for their 2-1 win in Cincinnati on February 28. Following the game he was signed to a PTO by Rockford which is the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Vallerand leads the Road Warriors in goals, 27, and is third on the team in points with 50.

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PROUGH RECALLED

According to the CTWhale and the AHL website, Jeff Prough has been recalled from the Greenville Road Warriors.

Best guess is Friday night’s injury against the Portland Pirates that took down forward Andres Thuresson and that Head Coach Ken Gernander  spoke of in his post-game press conference Saturday night and that caused him to miss Saturday’s game against Springfield must require more down time than originally expected.

Also, the Whale’s game tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28 and that has an 11am face-off , wiill be broadcast on “Beethoven Radio” WCCC-AM 1290

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ROYAL FLUSH

Greenville Road Warriors     VERSUS     Reading Royals

BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors turned their season-long second period struggles around on Sunday night and scored three unanswered goals in the middle frame to claim a 3-1 win over the Reading Royals at the Sovereign Center. The win improved Greenville to 33-20-4 on the campaign.

Click here for tonight’s box score.

LABELLE ROYAL FOR READING OVER GREENVILLE

Greenville Road Warriors     VERSUS     Reading Royals

BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Road Warriors and Reading Royals battled in an intense, playoff-style contest on Saturday night with Greenville ultimately falling by a 1-0 count. The loss dropped Greenville to 32-20-4 on the season.

Click here for tonight’s box score.

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TRENTON UP NEXT ON THE ROAD WARRIORS

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

Tonight the Greenville Road Warriors invade the capital city of New Jersey looking for the first win of their five-game northern road trip.

The Road Warriors (31-19-4, 66 pts.) visit Trenton (18-27-8, 44 pts.) today for the first of two meetings 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 Titans are meeting up for the first time since Trenton, then playing as the Devils, visited Greenville on March 4, 2011. The Road Warriors skated away with a 3-2 overtime win behind 26 saves by Nic Riopel. Tonight is Greenville’s first ever appearance at Sun National Bank Center, but it is a homecoming, of sorts, for winger Jeff Prough. It will be his first game in Trenton as a visitor after playing 171 games for the Trenton Devils from 2008 to 2011. Prough had 42 goals over three seasons at home for the Devils.

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ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY RELEASE – 2/20 TO 2/26/12

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

Last week the Greenville Road Warriors closed out their second-longest home stand of the season with a pair of wins and an overtime loss to go 4-1-1 on the stand. This week they’ll play four games of a five-game road trip spanning eight days and taking them through four states.

Record: 31-18-4, 66 pts., 2nd place South Division