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BY: Andy Zilch, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC: The Road Warriors won a close battle on Saturday night against the Stingrays by a 2-1 score.

The scored was opened just after ten minutes in the first period by Kenndal McArdle. McArdle scored his seventh of the season off his own rebound. Greenville held the Stingrays to just three shots in the period; the lowest shot total against the Road Warriors in a period this year.

Brendan Connolly scored his 12th of the year, much like McArdle’s goal, scoring on his own rebound. Greenville continued to play tight defensively allowing only 11 shots through two frames and taking a 2-0 lead into the second intermission. The period was highlighted by T. J. Reynolds third fight of the year. On his bobblehead night, Reynolds bobbled Tyler Randell’s head multiple times in the scuffle.

25 seconds into the third frame Chris Langkow made the game interesting with a shorthanded goal. This brought the game to a 2-1 score which remained until the final buzzer. Nathan Lieuwen won his 11th game this season stopping 20 of 21 shots. Adam Morrison took the loss with 28 saves.

The Road Warriors are back at the EquilifeMD Rink in the BI-LO Center next weekend as they host the Orlando Solar Bears on Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. Hockey Happy begins on Friday at 5 p.m. with FREE FOOD, DISCOUNTED DRINKS AND ENTERTAINMENT presented by Bubba Annie’s, ROCK 101 and ABC Party Rentals. On Saturday, the first 1,000 kids 12 and under receive a white replica jersey presented by Scene on 7, Epic Concrete and WSSL 100.5. Tickets to the games start as low as $9 and are available at the BI-LO Center or online at ticketmaster.com!

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