Category Archives: ECHL

FUEHRING: ROADIES MAKE SOLAR BEARS FLARE OUT

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WARRIORS BITE SOLAR BEARS IN 3-2 THRILLER

Four-point swing favors Greenville in Thursday’s victory against Orlando

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Road Warriors (34-28-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, received contributions from Kyle Jean, Dallas Jackson and Bretton Cameron on Thursday and earned a thrilling 3-2 victory against the Orlando Solar Bears (34-23-7) at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Between the pipes, Jason Missiaen made 26 saves for the win, including several key stops in the final minutes.

With the victory, the Road Warriors (72 points) are three points behind Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East Division. Greenville is now three points ahead of Elmira as well with six games remaining in the regular season. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT - With just eleven games remaining on the AHL’s 2014-2015 season schedule, the Hartford Wolf Pack approach is fairly simple going forward.

“Every game is important from here on out,” Pack Head Coach Ken Gernander said. “That’s all there is to it.”

Meeting a traditional rival in the Providence Bruins, who they haven’t played in quite a while, presents some challenges for the New York Rangers‘ top affiliates, namely staying out of the penalty box. The Bruins are the holders of the league’s fourth best overall powerplay at a 19.4% success rate.  Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: GOALTENDING SHUFFLE

Mackenzie SkapskiBY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The Hartford Wolf Pack goaltending will be changing with the return of Mackenzie Skapski from the New York Rangers, Skapski was recalled when Henrik Lundqvist was injured.

Skapski played understudy to ex-Pack, Cam Talbot. Skapski played in just two NHL games both against the Buffalo Sabres earning wins in both with a 0.50 GAA and .978 save percentage and earning the nickname, “Buffalo Killer” from Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault. Continue reading

FUEHRING: TAJH BOYD TO APPEAR AT BON SECOURS APRIL 3

tajh-boyd-clemsonFORMER CLEMSON STAR TAJH BOYD TO APPEAR ON SUPERHERO NIGHT

Tickets start at just $12 for Friday, April 3rd

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC - The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are excited to announce NFL quarterback and former Clemson Tiger standout, Tajh Boyd, will attend the team’s “Superhero Night” on Friday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Boyd will be available to meet fans and sign autographs during the first intermission outside of Section 117 on the Bon Secours Wellness Arena concourse.

In addition, $3 off every red-level ticket purchased through a special Road Warriors fundraiser will go back to the Tajh Boyd Foundation.

Boyd is currently under contract with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets following a record-setting career at Clemson University. The 24-year old was the Tigers’ starting quarterback from 2011 through 2014, where he set school and conference records for passing yards (11,904) and passing touchdowns (107). Boyd is currently the all-time leader in both categories.    Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: UPDATE ON AHL RESTRUCTURING & MORE

gerry-150x130PLAYOFFS AND AHL WRAPAROUND

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The Hartford Wolf Pack pitched perfect hockey a weekend ago earning six-of-six possible points. This past weekend, the team earned three-of-six possible points as the regular season is rapidly approaching an end.

The Pack have two games this weekend. On Friday they will play host to the Providence Bruins and then head to Springfield to battle the Falcons on Saturday night. From this point forward, every game is a critical contest for the New York Rangers top minor league affiliate given how tight the conference standings are.

Of the remaining eleven regular season games, six will be at the XL Center.

The Wolf Pack are in second place in the Northeast Division and sixth in the overall conference standings with 77 points. Just four points separate fifth through eighth place. In seventh reside the Portland Pirates at 76 points. The Pirates hold a game in hand on Hartford.  Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT Week 22: March 23 – March 29

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ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT:

Week 22: March 23 – March 29

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Road Warriors (33-28-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned two victories in a trio of home games last week, but remain three points out of a playoff spot with seven contests left in the regular season.

The week started strong on Thursday when Greenville put together a solid, all-around performance in a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones. Anthony Luciani led the attack with three points (2g, 1a), while Michael St. Croix (1g, 1a), Thomas Frazee (1g, 1a), Josh Nicholls (1g, 1a) and Vinny Saponari (2a) each produced multi-point efforts. The Road Warriors’ offense also produced 46 shots, the most since January 24th at Orlando, as Greenville snapped a six-game skid. Continue reading

FUEHRING: FUEL SHORTAGE STOPS ROADIES

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INDY RACES PAST GREENVILLE, 6-1, ON SATURDAY

Warriors fall three points behind Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East Division

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Road Warriors (33-28-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, could not find an answer for the Indy Fuel (26-28-9) on Saturday and suffered a 6-1 setback at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Kyle Stroh led the way with two goals for Indy, while Michael St. Croix recorded Greenville’s only tally.

With the loss, the Road Warriors (70 points) fell three points behind Orlando for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East Division. The club is now one point ahead of Elmira for fifth place with seven games remaining in the regular season. The Fuel took the season-series 2-1-0.

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