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FUEHRING: ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT – Week 18: February 23 – March 1

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Week 18: February 23 – March 1

 BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Road Warriors (28-21-3), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, had high hopes entering last weekend’s doubleheader at South Carolina, but lost ground in the playoff race with a pair of setbacks in North Charleston.

Things started extremely well on Saturday when Josh Nicholls scored twice in the opening six minutes of the contest, but the Stingrays bounced back with five unanswered goals in a 5-2 loss at the North Charleston Coliseum. South Carolina’s Rob Ricci scored twice and Andrew Rowe notched three assists, while Road Warriors’ goaltender Jason Missiaen stopped 18 shots in the setback. In addition, the game included three fights and a total of 52 penalty minutes. Bretton Cameron, Sam Noreau and Michael St. Croix each dropped the gloves for Greenville.  Continue reading

FUEHRING: KELLY CUP TO BE IN GREENVILLE

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16KELLY CUP TO APPEAR DURING “TRUE BLUE WEEKEND”

ECHL Founding Father Patrick J. Kelly will also be on hand Saturday, March 7th

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 excited to announce the prestigious Kelly Cup championship trophy will make an appearance at the Road Warriors’ game on Saturday, March 7th as part of “True Blue Weekend.”

In addition, Patrick J. Kelly, a founding father of the ECHL and its first commissioner, will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures throughout the contest on the Bon Secours Wellness Arena concourse.  Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROADIES INVITE CHRIS AUGUST TO PERFORM AT GREENVILLE

Chris August

CHRIS AUGUST TO PERFORM AT “FAITH AND FAMILY NIGHT”

Popular Christian artist reached No. 1 on the Billboard Charts

with “Starry Night” in 2011

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, are proud to announce popular Christian artist Chris August will perform a special post-game concert on Friday, March 20th as part of “Faith and Family Night” presented by HIS Radio. The evening will include testimonials by Road Warriors’ players who will talk about how their faith plays a role in their daily lives as professional athletes.

Chris August is an American Contemporary Christian musician who is most well-known for his hit song, “Starry Night,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart in 2011. The single helped win Best New Artist and Best Male Vocalist at the 2011 GMA Dove Awards in Atlanta. He was also nominated in several other categories including Song of the Year. Continue reading

FUEHRING: “SGT.” HOLKA BRINGS HIS, “STRIPES” TO GREENVILLE

Joey HolkaROAD WARRIORS SIGN FORWARD JOEY HOLKA

24-year old rookie averaged more than a point-per-game in SPHL this season

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 club has signed rookie forward Joey Holka.

Holka, 24, earned more than a point-per-game in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) this season where he produced three goals, five assists and a +6 rating in seven contests. Previously, the 24-year old spent three games with the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies. He made his professional debut on January 10th in Utah’s 3-2 victory against Stockton.  Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT – Week 17: February 16 – February 22

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Week 17: February 16 – February 22

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Road Warriors (28-19-3), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, returned to their winning ways last week and outscored opponents 18-11 en route to three victories in four games.

Things did not go as planned on Tuesday as the club could not find an answer for the South Carolina Stingrays in a 5-1 setback at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Josh Nicholls notched Greenville’s only goal late in the third period, while Caleb Herbert scored twice for the Stingrays. Between the pipes, Jason Missiaen made 22 saves in 50:35 of playing time and suffered the loss. In the final 9:25, he was replaced by rookie Braely Torris, who allowed one goal on four shots in his ECHL debut. South Carolina now leads the season-series 7-1-3 and has earned points in 10 straight head-to-head match-ups since Oct. 30th (7-0-3). Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT – Week 16: February 9 – February 15

alan-fuehringROAD WARRIORS WEEKLY REPORT – Week 16: February 9 – February 15

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Road Warriors (25-18-3), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, dropped a pair of East Division matchups last week as the club opened a five-game homestand on SANDLAPPER Securities Rink at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The setbacks extended Greenville’s winless drought to six games (0-4-2) for the first time since the team moved to the Upstate in 2010.

On Thursday, the Road Warriors suffered a 3-0 loss to the Orlando Solar Bears when goaltender Garret Sparks stopped all 34 shots he faced en route to his third shutout this season. It was also Sparks’ second shutout against Greenville. On the flip side, Road Warriors’ goaltender Jason Missiaen made 25 saves, but dropped to 9-7-2 this season. Continue reading

CANTLON: PACK COMEBACK LATE IN THIRD BUT LOSE IN OT

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BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

BRIDGEPORT, CT - 5,286 at the Webster Bank Arena saw Chris Langkow’s tap in a rebound in overtime to give the Bridgeport Sound Tigers a 3-2 win over the visiting Hartford Wolf Saturday night.

The Wolf Pack just missed winning it seconds earlier as Ryan Bourque‘s wraparound attempt, after racing in off the right wing side was denied by the Sound Tigers’ Kevin Poulin. The rebound of B0urque’s shot went back up to center setting the stage for the game winner.

Defenseman Griffin Reinhart led a three-on-two rush as Bourque hustled back to even the defense, but he lost his stick and was unable to stop Langkow.  Wolf Pack goaltender Yann Danis stopped Reinhart’s initial shot, but Langkow was able to easily put in the loose biscuit in the net for his sixth of the season at 4:04. Continue reading