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FUEHRING: ROADIES ADD A BLAST FROM THE PAST TO COACHING STAFF

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16ROAD WARRIORS NAME TROY SCHWAB ASSISTANT COACH

Former Johnstown, Toledo forward enters his first season as coach

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 excited to announce that former Johnstown Chiefs and Toledo Walleye forward Troy Schwab will join the organization as assistant coach for the 2015-16 season.

“Troy brings a lot of experience at this level that will greatly help relate to our players,” Head Coach Brian Gratz said. “He’s very educated with a high level of hockey intelligence and a strong desire to teach and learn the game beyond his playing career. He is also a keen offensive mind and a great leader. Fans are going to love him”

Schwab, 30, will enter his first season in a coaching position after completing a six-year playing career this past May. As a professional, he spent time in the Central Hockey League (CHL), DEL2 German league and ECHL, with more than 350 regular-season games to his credit.

“Troy will be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” General Manager Chris Lewis said. “He’s a student of the game and his ability to relate to other players will enhance our recruiting and development processes. I have no doubt his leadership will positively impact the team’s performance on the ice.”

A native of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Schwab tallied an impressive 60 points (19g, 41a) in 70 regular-season games with Toledo last season, helping the club to 50 wins and the 2015 Brabham Cup title. He added 1.02 points-per-game (22 points) in 21 playoff contests and helped the Walleye reach the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals against South Carolina.

A former 5’7, 180-pound forward, Schwab spent three seasons in the CHL from 2010-2014 with Wichita and Denver, recording 1.25 points-per-game (232 points) over 186 combined contests. He boasted career-bests in goals (25), assists (71), points (96) and penalty minutes (81) during the 2013-14 campaign with Denver.

“I’m extremely excited to start my coaching career in Greenville,” Schwab said. “I’ve known Brian (Gratz) for about five years now and working with him is going to be a great fit.”

“Coaching is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Schwab continued. “I’m a motivator and an offensive mind, so I’m definitely going to push that side of the game.”

Schwab began his pro career on October 17, 2009 when he debuted with the Johnstown Chiefs, one year prior to the franchise’s relocation to Greenville. He made 67 appearances during his inaugural season and earned a team-best 35 assists, and was third on the club with 53 points.

Prior to turning pro, Schwab played four seasons at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan from 2005-2009. He served as an alternate captain during his sophomore campaign and was named team captain during his junior and senior seasons.

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Ticket plans for the Road Warriors’ sixth season in the Upstate are available now and start as low as $81! Call an Account Executive today at 864-674-PUCK or CLICK HERE to secure your seats! The Road Warriors open their home portion of the 2015-16 season on Friday, October 23rd with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop against the South Carolina Stingrays.

FUEHRING: ROADIES AND STORK GO SEPARATE WAYS

Dean Stork

 

 

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: GREENVILLE WIN’S FRANCHISE’S 200TH

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CAMERON GUIDES GREENVILLE TO FRANCHISE WIN #200

Warriors’ captain scores twice, while Clark (3a) and St. Croix (GWG)

chip in to beat IceMen

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Greenville, SCBretton Cameron scored twice and Emerson Clark notched a career-best three points (3a) on Friday as the Greenville Road Warriors (38-19-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf, earned their 200th franchise victory in a 5-2 win against the Evansville IceMen (15-47-9) at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

 

Head coach Dean Stork also notched his 200th victory as a professional head coach, while Michael St. Croix netted the game-winner on his 22nd birthday.

 

With the win, the Road Warriors improved to 21-14-0 on SANDLAPPER Securities Rink this season and clinched the season-series over the IceMen (3-2-0).

 

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FUEHRING: GREENVILLE WINS WITH MALCOLM

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CROIX SCORES TWICE TO PROPEL WARRIORS PAST GLADS

Greenville closes to within two points of Orlando with five games remaining

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors

Duluth, GAMichael St. Croix (2g, 1a) and Paul Rodrigues (1g, 2a) each earned a three-point performance on Saturday to lead the Greenville Road Warriors (35-28-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, to a 5-1 victory against the Gwinnett Gladiators (18-42-6) at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

Between the pipes, Jeff Malcolm (16-9-1) also contributed in his first start since returning from Hartford with a 25-save effort for the victory.

Consequently, the Road Warriors (74 points) closed to within two points of Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East Division with five games remaining. Greenville also extended its gap over sixth-place Elmira to five points.

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FUEHRING: TAJH BOYD TO APPEAR AT BON SECOURS APRIL 3

tajh-boyd-clemsonFORMER CLEMSON STAR TAJH BOYD TO APPEAR ON SUPERHERO NIGHT

Tickets start at just $12 for Friday, April 3rd

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 excited to announce NFL quarterback and former Clemson Tiger standout, Tajh Boyd, will attend the team’s “Superhero Night” on Friday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m. Boyd will be available to meet fans and sign autographs during the first intermission outside of Section 117 on the Bon Secours Wellness Arena concourse.

In addition, $3 off every red-level ticket purchased through a special Road Warriors fundraiser will go back to the Tajh Boyd Foundation.

Boyd is currently under contract with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets following a record-setting career at Clemson University. The 24-year old was the Tigers’ starting quarterback from 2011 through 2014, where he set school and conference records for passing yards (11,904) and passing touchdowns (107). Boyd is currently the all-time leader in both categories.    Continue reading

FUEHRING: FUEL SHORTAGE STOPS ROADIES

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INDY RACES PAST GREENVILLE, 6-1, ON SATURDAY

Warriors fall three points behind Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East Division

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Road Warriors (33-28-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, could not find an answer for the Indy Fuel (26-28-9) on Saturday and suffered a 6-1 setback at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Kyle Stroh led the way with two goals for Indy, while Michael St. Croix recorded Greenville’s only tally.

With the loss, the Road Warriors (70 points) fell three points behind Orlando for the fourth and final playoff spot in the East Division. The club is now one point ahead of Elmira for fifth place with seven games remaining in the regular season. The Fuel took the season-series 2-1-0.

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FUEHRING: SWEEPING THE CYCLONES OUT OF GREENVILLE

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WARRIORS SWEEP CYCLONES WITH 4-1 VICTORY

Greenville closes to within one point of Orlando for the final playoff spot

in the East Division

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Road Warriors 

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Road Warriors (33-27-4), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, completed a four-game series sweep of the Cincinnati Cyclones (27-28-6) on Friday with a 4-1 victory at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

Greenville’s effort on special teams was fantastic, finishing the game 2-for-7 on the power play and a perfect 5-for-5 on the penalty kill. Sam Noreau led the offense with three points (3a), while Emerson Clark, Dallas Jackson, Andrew Himelson and Josh Nicholls each scored. The Road Warriors finished the season-series 4-0-0 against Cincinnati.-

With the victory, Greenville (70 points) also closed to within one point of Orlando for the final playoff spot in the East Division, and increased the gap between itself and sixth-place Elmira to three points. Elmira lost in a shootout to Wheeling, while Orlando had the night off.

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