Category Archives: Greenville Road Warriors

CANTLON’S CORNER: BETWEEN GAME NOTES, NOTES & MORE NOTES

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon. Howlings

Here are some between games news and notes.

DANIS AHL BEST

So if you throw out Richard Bachman of the Oklahoma City Barons, who only played in four games and Malcolm Subban who played in just two for the Providence Bruins, then Yann “Cool Hand” Danis, who’s played in all nine games for the Hartford Wolf Pack in the post-season, would statistically be the second best goaltender in the AHL playoffs just slightly behind Utica’s giant Swede, Jacob Markstrom. Danis is currently listed as fourth overall.

Danis is first in minutes played (599:22), first in saves (268) and shots faced (285), second in GAA (1.70) and second in save percentage (94.0%), a smidgen behind the Hershey Bears’ Pheonix Copley, who’s played in just five games (94.6%). Markstrom is third at (93.4%). Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROADIES ANNOUNCE 2015-2016 SCHEDULE

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16ROAD WARRIORS UNVEIL 2015-16 SCHEDULE

Home opener set for Friday, October 23 against South Carolina

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors 

Greenville, SC The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are proud to unveil their 2015-16 regular season schedule. For the second consecutive year, the Road Warriors will begin the season in Orlando on Saturday, October 17, before returning to the Upstate for the home opener on Friday, October 23 against the South Carolina Stingrays.

The ECHL schedule is comprised of 72 games: 36 home and 36 away. Once again, the Road Warriors will boast a family and fan-friendly schedule that has 27 of the team’s 36 home games being played on a Friday night, Saturday night, or Sunday afternoon. Greenville’s home schedule will also feature seven Thursday night home games, one Monday night game and one Tuesday night contest. 

VIEW THE FULL SCHEDULE  Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: CATCHING UP ON THE BETWEEN GAME NEWS

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Hartford, CT –  With Game Two of the opening round series for the Hartford Wolf Pack (1-0) coming Saturday night at 7pm at the XL Center against the Providence Bruins (0-1), time for a little hockey potpourri.

GOAL CHANGE

As Howlings reported, Tyler Brown did not tip Steve Spinell’s well-placed shot from the left point for the first goal in Game One. The puck deflected off the skate of Providence defenseman Chris Casto.

The goal now officially reads; Spinnell 1 (Kristo and McIlrath) 4:39.

Brown gave us the primary assist when he said he never touched it. That’s being a good teammate and a help to reporters who want to get things right! Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: UPCOMING PACK WEEKEND AND NEWS

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

Seems like training camp opened yesterday, but sadly the opposite is true as the AHL regular season for the Hartford Wolf Pack comes to a close this coming weekend. But don’t be blue, because after a two year absence, there will be spring hockey at the XL Center.

The 2014-2015 regular season wraps up with the home finale Friday night against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Saturday, the Pack head to Albany for a face-to-face with the Devils and then the last game comes Sunday afternoon in Bridgeport against the Sound Tigers.

“There’s lot to play for. It’s a part of the equation (seeking home ice for the first round), but we want to keep playing good, sound hockey and peaking at the right time,” head coach Ken Gernander remarked. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROADIES AND STORK GO SEPARATE WAYS

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ROAD WARRIORS AND DEAN STORK PART WAYS

Assistant Coach Brian Gratz will serve as Interim Director of Hockey Operations

 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, today announced the team and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Dean Stork have mutually agreed to part ways.

“Dean has been a valuable member of the organization for the last five years, and Fred and I are grateful for his commitment, work ethic and devotion,” General Manger Chris Lewis said. “He is a good coach and has done many positive things for the organization and for the development of our players.”  Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT – 2014-15 Season in Review

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2014-15 Season in Review

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Road Warriors (39-29-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, completed their fifth season in the Upstate last weekend with a pair of victories at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Road Warriors also capped the 2014-15 campaign with four consecutive wins overall and outscored opponents 19-10 in those games. Greenville missed the final playoff spot in the East Division by two points.

On Friday, Bretton Cameron scored twice and Emerson Clark notched a career-best three points (3a) to help Greenville capture its 200th franchise victory in a 5-2 win against the Evansville IceMen. Dean Stork also notched his 200th victory as a professional head coach, while Michael St. Croix netted the game-winning goal on his 22nd birthday. The Road Warriors won three of their five meetings against Evansville this season.  Continue reading

FUEHRING: FRAZEE AND ESCOBEDO GET AHL CALLUPS

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16FRAZEE AND ESCOBEDO EARN AHL CALL-UPS

Frazee promoted to Charlotte; Escobedo headed to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced two skaters have been promoted to the American Hockey League (AHL). Forward Thomas Frazee has been loaned to the Charlotte Checkers and defenseman Sean Escobedo has been loaned to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins.

It’s the first time in Frazee’s two-year professional career that he has been called up to the AHL. In addition, Escobedo’s promotion is his second this season and the third of his pro career. He was loaned to AHL Hartford on February 22nd and debuted with the Wolf Pack on February 27th at Manchester.  Continue reading