Tag Archives: ECHL

CANTLON’S CORNER: HARTFORD’S FUTURE AND POSSIBLE AHL LOCATION SHUFFLE

gerry-cantlon1-150x1501BY: Gerry Cantlon, Exclusive to Howlings

The world of AHL hockey is beginning its first major structural change since it absorbed six teams from the bankrupt International Hockey League (IHL) back in 2000.  The changes won’t happen immediately, but over the next two years.

On Tuesday morning, the City of Abbotsford, in the fifth year of a contracted ten year deal, announced they were not renewing the agreement with the Calgary Flames. Continue reading

ROADIES TO PLAY WINGS IN ROAD ONE OF ECHL PLAYOFFS

greenville-road-warriors211Road Warriors to Play Kalamazoo Wings in Round One

BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC: Today the Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, announced the team’s round one schedule for the 2014 Kelly Cup Playoffs as well as the team’s 23-man playoff roster.

The Road Warriors Drive for the Kelly Cup is presented by the Greenville News and begins on Friday at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan at 7:30 p.m. in a best-of-seven series. The format will include a “two-three-two” style series with the Wings home-ice advantage bringing four potential games to Kalamazoo. The Wings claimed the North Division title and the second seed in the Eastern Conference with a regular season record of 42-22-8. Greenville sits in the seventh seed with a record of 39-27-8. The schedule for the Road Warriors first round is as follows: Continue reading

ROADIES HAVE A BEAR OF A TIME IN FLORIDA

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Road Warriors Fall Short in Comeback Attempt

BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Orlando, FL: The Road Warriors staged late comeback attempt that fell short on Sunday after in a 5-4 against the Orlando Solar Bears.

Ian Slater gave Orlando an early lead with a score 5:07 into the game. Andrew Rowe tied the game with a power play goal and his 31st of the season. The goal would tie an all-time single season record for Greenville. Taylor Matson responded to return Orlando to a one-goal lead with a power play goal. His 18th of the year was scored in the slot after a shot block trickled to him. Josh Nicholls tied the game once again with another power play goal to end the period. The goal was his 20th of the season giving the Road Warriors four 20-goal scorers this season. Continue reading

MISSIAEN ACCOMPLISHED – BACK TO GREENVILLE

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Re-joins Greenville Road Warriors, after Six Games of Backup Duty for Wolf Pack

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, April 11, 2014: Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the parent New York Rangers have reassigned goaltender Jason Missiaen from the Wolf Pack to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.

Missiaen has served as the Wolf Pack’s backup for the last six games, after having re-joined the Pack March 29. The 6-8, 220-pound third-year pro is 2-11-1 in 14 AHL games on the year, with a 3.83 goals-against average and an 87.2% save percentage. In 19 ECHL games with Greenville, Missiaen is 14-4-0 with a 2.54 goals-against average, a 92.2% save percentage and one shutout. Continue reading

ROWE NAMED TO ALL-ECHL SECOND TEAM

greenville-road-warriors211Greenville’s Andrew Rowe Named to All-ECHL Second Team

BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC:   The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, announced today forward Andrew Rowe has been named to All-ECHL Second Team.

Rowe is tied for second in the league with 29 goals, and is fourth in plus-minus at +30. His 63 points is the third most ever tallied by a Road Warrior in a single season and is currently and is tied for seventh most in the league. He has tallied six game-winning goals this season, which is tied for fourth in the league. The Muskegon, Michigan native is two goals away from tying the Greenville single-season record of goals in one season and currently posses the highest plus/minus rating for a Road Warrior in a single season. On Saturday, Rowe was named the Road Warriors 2013-2014 Player of the Year.  Continue reading

GRUMET-MORRIS MUST BE FEELING BETTER – MISSIAEN SENT TO GREENVILLE

greenville-road-warriors211Jason Missiaen Reassigned to Road Warriors; Carlson Released

BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SC: Today the Road Warriors announced goaltender Jason Missiaen has been reassigned to Greenville by the New York Rangers from the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Missiaen returns to the Road Warriors after a 13-day stint with the Wolf Pack where he did not appear in action. The 6-foot-8 netminder has posted a 14-4-1 record, a .924 save percentage and a 2.60 goals against average while with the Road Warriors this season. Missiaen has gone 11-2-0 in his last 13 starts with the Road Warriors. His stellar play in net earned him the ECHL Goaltender of the Week honors for the week of February 10th-16th. Continue reading

ROADIES TROUNSED BY GLADIATORS

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BY: Andy Zilch, Greenville Road Warriors

Gwinnett, GA: The Road Warriors surrounded seven goals in a 7-3 loss on Friday night against the Gwinnett Gladiators.

On Kyle Jean’s first shift back in the ECHL, he created space for Bretton Cameron who scored his seventh goal of the season. Cameron waited out goaltender Mark Guggenberger along the crease for his sixth point in seven games. Chris Culligan tied the game at one with his second goal of the season in his third game played. The rookie scored on a one-timer in the slot with a pass from Joey Haddad. Continue reading