BY: Ben DiCandilo

Road Warriors Sign Bryan Hince & Scott Pitt

GREENVILLE, SC– The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that the team has signed forward Scott Pitt and goalie Bryan Hince for the 2012-13 season.

“I’m truly very excited to be back in Greenville,” said Hince, who started five games for the Road Warriors’ last season. “The fans in Greenville are awesome. Everyone I’ve met and talked to truly made me feel at home. After that experience, I knew Greenville was where I wanted to be next season.”  Having played in the South Division last year, forward Scott Pitt also saw the appeal of coming to Greenville. “It’s a great organization and it has some of the best fans in the league,” said Pitt on signing with the Road Warriors. “Its easy to say we’ll have a very competitive team. Hopefully I’ll be able to help bring the Kelly Cup to Greenville.”

Hince rejoins the Road Warriors having spent a month with the team last season. Hince signed with the Road Warriors in December after posting a 16-1 record in the Southern Professional Hockey League. He was unbeaten in the five games he started with the Road Warriors, tallying a 5-0 record, 1.59 GGA, and .940 SV%. In January, Hince was traded to the Idaho Steelheads, where he spent the rest of the season, earning Goalie of the Week honors the last week of the regular season. “He’s got a very competitive nature,” said Road Warriors’ Head Coach Dean Stork. “Hince has a workers mentality. He’ll be a good fit here in Greenville and will help towards the ultimate goal of winning a championship.”

Pitt, a native of Ottawa Ontario, comes to Greenville after just completing a Kelly Cup run with division rival the Florida Everblades. He was Florida’s second leading scorer last season, putting up 58 points (22G, 36A) in 63 games. “Pitt brings the element of speed to our offense. He’s one of the fastest skaters in the league,” said Coach Stork. “He’s just coming off a championship in Florida. That’s the kind of experience we want to build a winning culture here in Greenville.” In eight playoff games during Florida Kelly Cup run, Pitt totaled a goal and two assists for the team. Before turning pro, Pitt spent four seasons playing college hockey at Mercyhurst College, where he put up 132 (47G, 85A) points in 156 games.

Season Tickets for the 2012-2013 season are now available! The Road Warriors have lowered prices and added great new benefits to their season ticket packages. For more information on Full Season and Weekend Ticket Plans, call 864-674-PUCK (7825).

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