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WARRIORS NAILED

Greenville Road Warriors VERSUS      Wheeling Nailers

BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors were unable to come away with a win to close out their six-game road trip as they fell 5-3 to the Wheeling Nailers on Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped Greenville’s record to 19-13-2 on the season.

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WHEELING ON THE ROAD FOR WARRIORS

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BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors wrap up their six-game road trip by paying a visit to the Wheeling Nailers today. It is Greenville’s last shot at Wheeling in the regular season.

The Road Warriors (19-12-2) visit Wheeling (17-12-2) today for the second of two scheduled meetings between the clubs. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at greenvilleroadwarriors.com. The Road Warriors are 0-1-0 this season against the Nailers and 6-1-0 overall in their history against Wheeling.

ROAD WARRIORS AWAY GAME TIME CHANGED

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

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that the time for their game at the Wheeling Nailers on Sunday, January 8 has been changed.

The Road Warriors‘ lone visit of the season to WesBanco Arena was originally scheduled to take place at 4:05 p.m. this Sunday. At the request of the Nailers, the game has been moved ahead to a 2:00 p.m. start time. Road Warriors fans can follow the action with the internet TV broadcast courtesy of America One or by listening to the internet radio broadcast on www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com.

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ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY RELEASE – 12/19 to 12/25/11

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

GREENVILLE, SC After claiming five of six points from their three games last week, the Greenville Road Warriors enter this week holding down second place in the South Division. They will try to keep their momentum rolling into Christmas against the Reading Royals who come to town for a pair of games this week.

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GREENVILLE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE

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

ESTERO, FL The Greenville Road Warriors begin a seven-game road trip tonight with their first visit of the season to Germain Arena to take on the Florida Everblades.

The Road Warriors (7-5-0) visit Florida (6-7-1) tonight for the fourth of 11 scheduled meetings between the clubs. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com.

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ROAD WARRIORS TRADE FOR TIM CROWDER

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

GREENVILLE, SCThe Greenville Road Warriors announced today that they have acquired forward Tim Crowder in a trade with the Wheeling Nailers in exchange for future considerations.

Crowder, 25, was drafted by the Pittsburg Penguins in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Now in his third season in the ECHL, Crowder has posted 25 goals and 52 assists in 124 career games. In seven games with Wheeling this season, the Victoria, British Columbia native has put up four assists and plus-four rating. In the Road Warriors‘ playoff series against Wheeling last season, Crowder registered five points (1G, 4A) in six games for the Nailers.

Prior to turning pro, Crowder spent four seasons at Michigan State University. In 151 games for the Spartans, Crowder tallied 50 goals and 56 assists. In 2007, Crowder helped Michigan State to its third NCAA Championship, defeating Boston College in the championship game 3-1.

ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY – 10/17 to 10/23/11

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

GREENVILLE, SC – The Greenville Road Warriors were unable to earn a win last week in the opening weekend of the 2011-12 season against a pair of Atlantic Division opponents. This week they travel to Gwinnett, and renew the Battle of I-85, in search of their first win of the season.

Record: 0-2-0, 0 pts., 4th place South Division

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WARRIORS ARE HOME TO TAKE A RIDE ON THE READING

GREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors finish off their opening weekend tonight by hosting the Reading Royals. Greenville is looking for its first win of the season after falling to Wheeling on Friday night at the BI-LO Center.

The Road Warriors are looking to shake off their season opening 6-1 defeat at the hands of the Wheeling Nailers by taking down the Reading Royals tonight. The Royals come to Greenville having lost 4-3 in overtime to the South Carolina Stingrays in North Charleston on Friday night. It is the first time the Road Warriors and Royals have met since March 24, 2011; a game in which the Road Warriors came out with a 5-2 win and grabbed sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. Greenville will try to get its offense to be more productive after being held to one goal and 20 shots in the season opener.

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GRENVILLE NAILED IN OPENER

Greenville Road Warriors VERSUS      Wheeling Nailers

GREENVILLE, SC The Greenville Road Warriors fell to the Wheeling Nailers 6-1 on Friday night in the opener of their 2011-12 season.

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The Road Warriors got off to a quick start in the first period and grabbed a 1-0 lead before the game was a minute old. A hooking minor against Wheeling’s Chris Barton 25 seconds into the game put Greenville on the power play. After a faceoff win, and a quick pass from Wes Cunningham, Jeff Prough wristed a shot past Patrick Killeen at 47 seconds of the first for the advantage. Wheeling’s Paul Crowder netted the equalizer at 5:16 as the puck bounced off of him in front of the net and past a surprised Jerry Kuhn. The Road Warriors’ rookie netminder surrendered a goal at 9:11 to Chris Minella and Wheeling grabbed a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.

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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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