Category Archives: Greenville Road Warriors

ROADIES ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE AND ROSTER

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BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC: The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, announced the 2014 training camp schedule and roster today.

Training camp will once again be held at the Official Practice Facility of the Greenville Road Warriors, The Pavillion in Taylors, South Carolina. Training Camp is open to the public and runs from Monday, October 6th until Thursday, October 16th. The dates for training camp are as follows: Continue reading

ZILCH: ROADIES CONTINUE MAKING SIGNINGS

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BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC: Today the Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, announced the signing of defenseman Dallas Jackson and forwards Pat Mullane. In addition, the Road Warriors have signed forward Paul Rodrigues.

“Dallas has the tools to be a shut down defenseman and can play with the top power play unit. He is a guy who will log a lot of minutes and I am excited to have this type of defenseman join the team,” Coach Dean Stork said. “Pat has very good habits and strong attention to detail. This is what has made him a smart and talented player. We feel these players can help us work toward our goal of bringing a championship to the city of Greenville.” Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: GERNANDER TALKS ABOUT TRAVERSE CITY

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The future of the New York Rangers begins to take form this weekend in Traverse City, Michigan with the team’s participation in the eight team annual NHL Prospects Tournament Showcase. The first game on Friday features a contest with Dallas Stars. On Saturday the Rangers’ prospects take the ice against their Buffalo Sabres counterparts. Monday sees the Carolina Hurricanes and their young hopefuls mix it up with the the Baby Blueshirts before the placement round starts next Tuesday.

A full cross section of the organization’s future will be on display. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: AHL WESTERN DIVISION UPDATE AND SIGNINGS IN HARTFORD

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

The announcement that the Winnipeg Jets have signed a one-year extension in St. John’s comes as plans for a new building in Thunder Bay have not been finalized. That means that the IceCaps will play the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons in the eastern most part of Canada. They will seek to break the AHL record for consecutive games sold out of 144 that’s held by the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins, who presently are on a streak of 114 straight.

As we reported last month via the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Herald, a September 25th public meeting is scheduled with the hopes of laying the groundwork and finalizing financing for the project. Continue reading

PACK ADD D DEPTH WITH SPINELL

8477592WOLF PACK SIGN DEFENSEMAN STEVE SPINELL TO AHL CONTRACT

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Split Last Year between Providence and ECHL South Carolina

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, September 5, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Steve Spinell to an AHL contract.

Spinell, a 23-year-old, 6-2, 210-pound native of Vernon Hills, IL, is entering his second year of pro hockey.  As a rookie last season, Spinell saw action in seven AHL games with the Providence Bruins, going scoreless with two penalty minutes.  In 58 games with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays, he scored one goal and added eight assists for nine points, and logged 108 PIM, tops among team defensemen and second-most overall on the club.  Spinell also was a +3 and had 70 shots on goal, the second-highest total by a Stingray blueliner.  In ECHL postseason action, he was scoreless with a team-high 16 PIM in four games. Continue reading

ROADIES MAKE TWO STRONG SIGNINGS

rp_greenville-road-warriors_thumb1.gifRoad Warriors Add Over 300 games of AHL Experience with Two Signings

BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC: Today the Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, announced the signings of forwards Trevor Parkes and Tyler Brown.

“Trevor is a natural goal scorer and has a nose for the net. His talent will enable him to be used in every situation during a game, especially the power play,” Coach Dean Stork said. “Tyler is another player I am excited to see on the ice. His tremendous speed and defensive responsibility will make him a key contributor to the team’s success. We have significantly strengthened our team’s forward depth with these two players.” Continue reading

VAIVE RETURNS TO HARTFORD

justin-vaiveWOLF PACK SIGN FORWARD JUSTIN VAIVE TO AHL CONTRACT

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6-4, 210-pounder Played 27 Gms with Pack Last Season

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack  

HARTFORD, September 3, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed forward Justin Vaive to an AHL contract.

Vaive, a fourth-year pro out of Miami University (Ohio), skated in 27 games with the Wolf Pack in 2013-14, after signing a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement January 11.  In those 27 contests, the 6-4, 210-pound Buffalo, NY native scored one goal and added four assists for five points, and served 31 minutes in penalties.  In 13 games with the Wolf Pack’s ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, Vaive struck for ten goals and eight assists for 18 points, while logging 20 PIM.  In the ECHL postseason, he tied for second on the Road Warrior team in goals, with six, and chipped in five assists for 11 points, in 13 contests.

Vaive split his first two pro seasons between the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage and the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL, and has suited up for 83 total AHL games.  He has amassed 3-6-9 with 79 PIM in those 83 outings, and has career totals of 18-22-40, with 95 PIM, in 59 ECHL games.

Prior to turning pro, Vaive played four seasons of CCHA action at Miami, registering career totals of 23 goals and 23 assists for 46 points, with 208 PIM, in 160 games.  He was a fourth-round (92nd overall) selection by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 NHL draft, from the U.S. National Development Program’s Under-18 squad, and is the son of former long-time NHLer Rick Vaive.

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The Wolf Pack will open the home portion of their 2014-15 AHL season Saturday, October 18 at the XL Center, hosting the Portland Pirates at 7:00 PM. To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.