Category Archives: Greenville Road Warriors

FUEHRING: ROADIES STAYING AT BON SECOURS FOR FIVE MORE YEARS

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Greenville Road Warriors Sign 5-Year Lease with Bon Secours Wellness Arena

New relationship focuses on partnership with Arena

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, S.C. | March 4, 2015 – The Greenville Road Warriors have signed a new five year lease with the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The partnership will allow the team and the arena to work together to develop innovative sales strategies that expand the Road Warriors’ fan base, increase attendance and maximize the investment of its sponsors.

The Road Warriors, who came to Greenville in 2010, were purchased by current owner, Fred Festa, Chairman & CEO of W.R. Grace and Co., in 2012, and are making Greenville their permanent home. Since Festa took ownership, the team has seen the highest single season total attendance since its return to Greenville, as well as the highest regular season average attendance. The team has also developed significant community partnerships with local non-profits and community organizations including the Boy Scouts of America Blue Ridge Council, Greenville Zoo, the Children’s Museum of the Upstate, Harvest Hope Food Bank, the American Cancer Society and numerous military and first responder-related causes. Under Festa’s leadership, the team has given over $345,000 in donations back to the community. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK SEND JACKSON TO GREENVILLE

rp_hartford_thumb1.gifWOLF PACK LOAN DEFENSEMAN DALLAS JACKSON TO ECHL GREENVILLE

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Has one Goal and ten Points in 43 Games with Wolf Pack

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, March 3, 2015:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has loaned defenseman Dallas Jackson to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.

Jackson has skated in 43 games with the Wolf Pack this season, scoring one goal and adding nine assists for ten points, while serving 18 minutes in penalties and registering a +4.  He was originally signed by the Wolf Pack to a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement November 2, and then was inked to an AHL contract January 3. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROADIES BACK IN WINNING WAY

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HIMELSON SCORES TWICE AS WARRIORS BEAT WHEELING

Greenville tops Wheeling 4-2 in rescheduled contest from Sunday

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Wheeling, WVThe Greenville Road Warriors (31-22-3), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, scored four unanswered goals on Monday, led by Andrew Himelson’s second career two-goal performance, to beat the Wheeling Nailers 4-2 at WesBanco Arena.

The Road Warriors didn’t grab the lead until less than five minutes to play in the third period when Michael St. Croix scored the game-winner.

With the victory, Greenville separated itself from Elmira by three points for the final playoff spot in the East Division. In addition, the Road Warriors improved to 15-13-3 on the road this season and concluded the season-series 4-1-0 against Wheeling.

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FUEHRING: ESCOBEDO RETURNS TO GREENVILLE

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Defenseman played two games with AHL Hartford during his latest call-up

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors 

Wheeling, WVThe Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced defenseman Sean Escobedo has been returned from loan to Hartford. He is expected to play tonight against Wheeling.

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In his first season with the Road Warriors, Escobedo has recorded 15 points (3g, 12a), 32 penalty minutes and ranks third on the team with a +16 rating in 44 contests. In addition, the 24-year old has produced six points (1g, 5a) in his last five ECHL games, including his first career three-point performance (1g, 2a) on February 14th against Evansville.  Continue reading

FUEHRING: SUNDAY GAME POSTPONED – CULPRIT? CLIMATE CHANGE!

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16WARRIORS AND NAILERS POSTPONED ON SUNDAY

Bad ice in Wheeling stops game at 10:41 of first period;

Game rescheduled for Monday at 6 p.m.

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Wheeling, WVA bad patch of ice at WesBanco Arena has postponed the Greenville Road Warriors contest on Sunday against the Wheeling Nailers. The contest has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. It will be played in its entirety and will begin scoreless per the league’s decision.

It’s an extra difficult break for the Road Warriors who led 1-0 after the first 7:08 of the opening frame. Josh Nicholls put Greenville on top when he scored his 19th goal of the season on a forehand shot from the doorstep. After skating through the left circle, Nicholls delayed to let Paul Cianfrini slide by and tucked a wrist shot past goaltender Franky Palazzese’s blocker.

At the 10:41 mark, defenseman Mike Banwell noticed a large divot developing in the ice behind the Greenville net. Officials were notified and the game was halted. Following numerous attempts to fix it and a delay of more than two hours, the game was postponed.

No stats from tonight’s game will carry over to tomorrow’s contest.

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RANGERS: STEPNIAK SENT TO WINNIPEG FOR KLINGBERG

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RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD CARL KLINGBERG

Send Lee Stempniak to Winnipeg

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, March 1, 2015 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has acquired forward Carl Klingberg from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Lee Stempniak.

Klingberg, 24, has split the 2014-15 season between Winnipeg and the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has skated in 51 AHL games this season, registering 15 goals and 15 assists for 30 points, along with 41 penalty minutes. He led St. John’s in shots on goal (152), was tied for first on the team in goals, and ranked fourth in points. Klingberg also appeared in two games with the Jets this season. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROADIES GO OT TO PUT THE HAMMER TO THE NAILERS

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BANWELL LIFTS ROAD WARRIORS PAST WHEELING

IN OVERTIME

Defenseman scores first goal of season in 4-3 thriller on Saturday

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

 

Wheeling, WVMike Banwell scored the game-winning goal in overtime on Saturday as the Greenville Road Warriors (30-22-3), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, knocked off the Wheeling Nailers, 4-3, in an eventful contest at WesBanco Arena.

The game included goals from Emerson Clark, Domenic Alberga and Vinny Saponari, as well as the ejection of Nailers’ head coach Clark Donatelli.

With the victory, the Road Warriors jumped to fourth place in the East Division standings, one point ahead of the Elmira Jackals for the final playoff spot. In addition, Greenville improved to 14-13-3 on the road and 3-1-0 against Wheeling this season.

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