Category Archives: Greenville Road Warriors

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

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: April 13-19, 2015

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (41-23-5-4, 91 pts.) swept three games this past weekend, clinching a 2014-15 playoff spot, moving into a first-place tie in the Northeast Division with Syracuse, and stretching a winning streak to a season-high five games.  The Pack punched their ticket to the postseason on Friday, with a 5-0 home win over Springfield that tied the Wolf Pack’s largest margin of victory of the year.  Danny Kristo had a pair of goals to lead the Hartford attack, and Yann Danis rang up his second Wolf Pack shutout with 31 saves.  On Saturday night the Pack won their sixth straight at home, edging the Albany Devils 2-1.  Oscar Lindberg’s 26th goal of the season was the game-winner in that one.  Then on Sunday in Providence, Dylan McIlrath had a goal and an assist, and Danis stopped 30 shots, as the Wolf Pack took a 4-1 decision from the Bruins.  Danis got the call in all three of the weekend’s matchups, and allowed a total of only two goals on 88 shots.  Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROADIES SEND FOUR TO WOLF PACK

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16FOUR ROAD WARRIORS PROMOTED TO AHL HARTFORD

Nicholls, McCarthy, Missiaen and Jackson all join Wolf Pack for Calder Cup Playoffs

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 four players have been called up to Hartford for the club’s run in the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Forwards Josh Nicholls and Chris McCarthy, as well as goaltender Jason Missiaen, have all been reassigned to the Wolf Pack by New York. Defenseman Dallas Jackson has also been recalled by Hartford.

Nicholls spent 53 games with the Road Warriors this season and finished third on the team in scoring (43 points) and second in goals (21). The 22-year old also amassed 22 assists, 20 penalty minutes and 171 shots during his second professional campaign. He was promoted to Hartford for the first time this season on November 22nd and recorded one assist in five games. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: PACK RECALL FOUR – SIGN ONE TO ATO

rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgWOLF PACK ANNOUNCE ROSTER ADDITIONS

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Four Players in from ECHL Greenville, Defenseman Daniel Walcott Signed to ATO

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, April 13, 2015:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced five additions to the Wolf Pack’s roster.

The Wolf Pack has recalled defenseman Dallas Jackson from loan to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors, and the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Jason Missiaen, and forwards Chris McCarthy and Josh Nicholls, from Greenville to the Wolf Pack.  Additionally, the Wolf Pack has signed defenseman Daniel Walcott to an Amateur Tryout (ATO) agreement.

Jackson, who signed an AHL contract with the Wolf Pack January 3, 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.  In 23 games with Greenville, the fifth-year pro had five goals and nine assists for 14 points, as well as 14 PIM.

Missiaen, a fourth-year veteran and March 24, 2011 free-agent signee by the Rangers, has appeared in five Wolf Pack games this season, with a record of 1-2-1, a 3.56 goals-against average and an 88.4% save percentage.  In 37 outings with the Road Warriors, the 6-8, 220-pound backstop was 18-15-3, with a 3.08 GAA, a 90.0% save percentage and two shutouts.  Continue reading