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Connecticut Adds a Goaltender, Two Defensemen and Three Forwards

Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that six players have been added to the Whale roster from Connecticut’s ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors. Continue reading



BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors were defeated 3-2 by the Florida Everblades on Friday night at the BI-LO Center. The win gave Florida a 3-0 series win over Greenville.

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BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors host the Florida Everblades tonight in Game Three of their best-of-five Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Faceoff is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. at the BI-LO Center.

The Road Warriors (88 pts., 4th place Eastern Conference) host Florida (85 pts., 5th place Eastern Conference) tonight for the third game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Fans can follow the action by watching live on America One or listening at www.greenvilleroadwarriors.com. Greenville trails the series 2-0 after falling 4-2 in Game Two in Florida on Wednesday night. Florida was 2-for-4 on the power play and led the game wire-to-wire. Marc-Olivier Vallerand was flying high for the Road Warriors and scored a pair of goals; one on the power play and the other one second after a successful penalty kill. The two goals were a career high for Vallerand in the playoffs and, including last season, gave him five goals in his last five Kelly Cup Playoff games. Chris McKelvie has a point (1G, 1A) in each of the first two games in the series and now has four points (2G, 2A) in his last six Kelly Cup Playoff games dating back to last season.

Who: Greenville Road Warriors vs. Florida Everblades

What: Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 3: Florida leads 2-0

When: 7:35 p.m.

Where: BI-LO Center, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601


  • Six times in the history of the ECHL has a team come back from an 0-2 deficit to win a best-of-five series. One instance happened in the history of the organization when Johnstown beat Peoria three games to two in 2002.
  • Greenville’s 29 third period shots are tied for the second most among playoff teams.
  • Greenville’s offense has been limited to two goals in six of its last seven games which includes the regular season. Greenville is a combined 3-for-21 on the power play in those games.
  • Tonight is Jeff Prough‘s first playoff game since 4/21/09. He had a goal and an assist for Trenton in a 5-3 Game 7 loss to Elmira. He has 2G, 3A in seven career playoff games.
  • The Road Warriors are 2-1 in their history when facing elimination from playoffs. They have out-scored opponents 14-5 in those three games from 2011.

Click here for the Series Sheet
Click here for Game Notes Page 1
Click here for Game Notes Page 2
Click here for Road Warriors player info
Click here for Everblades player info

Be there for the Road Warriors’ run to the Kelly Cup! Greenville’s next home game of the opening round is Saturday, April 7 at 7:05 p.m. at the BI-LO Center against Florida. There are discounted tickets and preferred seating based on availability for any group of 10 or more that books in advance. Call 864-674-PUCK (7825) to book your group.

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Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Whale has returned forward Jeff Prough on loan to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.

Prough has registered one goal and six penalty minutes in 17 games on the year with the Whale, and the fourth-year pro out of Brown University has 18 goals and 29 assists for 47 points in 47 games. Continue reading


BY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today their playoff roster for the 2012 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against Florida begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena.

Playoff Rosters consist of a maximum of 23 Players – a 20-man active roster and a three-man reserve list. Upon submission of its Playoff Roster, each Member is required to include: Continue reading


Greenville Road WarriorsBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

With two weeks left in the regular season the Road Warriors have locked up a playoff berth. With five games remaining they are still very much in the hunt for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

Record: 40-22-5, 85 pts., 2nd place South Division Continue reading


Connecticut-Whale_thumb_thumb_thumb_      VERSUS      Manchester

The Connecticut Whale should be happy they came away with the two points they got for the 5-3 win Sunday afternoon in Manchester when they faced the Monarchs at the Verizon Wireless Arena, because they certainly weren’t going to be getting any style points – if there was such a thing.

“It’s going to be a grind, with a short night and travel last night,”  Whale head coach Ken Gernander told Brian Ring afterwards. “But the guys stuck with  it, got a big goal by Casey [Wellman], and we were able to get our two points.”

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Here is your CTWhale clear day list.

This is the team that the Whale management gives them the best chance to win the rest of the way and to compete in the Calder Cup playoffs.

No real surprises but one question answered and that is that Sean Avery will NOT be playing for the Whale for the rest of the season. For whatever reason, and neither he nor the team have gone public with the reason why, but Avery has just not availed himself to be a part of this group and therefore won’t be playing with the Whale.

The interesting question that DOES come of this, is surrounding Avery’s future, as in, “Does he even have one in the NHL going forward?” That question will get answered this coming summer when Avery becomes an unrestricted free agent. Continue reading


Connecticut WhaleToday is an important day for young hockey players all across the American Hockey League. Today is the day teams submit their “Clear Day List” which is the 22-man roster of players allowed to play in the post-season.

Only the players listed on a team’s Clear Day roster are allowed to play in whatever games that team has over the rest of the AHL regular season and in the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs. Players can be added on if emergency conditions come about due to recall, injury or suspension.

What surprises await on the list to be released later today?

Hard to say.

Sean Avery fans are certain to wonder if he will be on the list?” The Answer, probably not.

However, will say Lee Baldwin or Blake Parlett be on the list? Maybe one or maybe even both.

What about Jeff Prough or perhaps another forward from Greenville? Perhaps.

One name the team was hoping they could put on the list, forward Chad Kolarik who has missed this entire season to this point with a knee injury, won’t be. Kolarik announced the following on his twitter account, “Cleared for contact, but because I was not on the AHL roster on Feb 27 I cannot play this year. Next goal is to be ready for camp.”

One name fans are hoping to see, but almost certainly won’t be on it, at least for now, is New York Rangers franchise crown jewel, Chris Kreider. He has not signed yet with the Blueshirts, nor has he signed a Professional Try-Out (PTO) with the Whale. But don’t be alarmed. When his college season is over, and it’s not yet, that could easily change as those players, along with their counter-parts in Canadian juniors are allowed to be added without an issue.

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Ray SchmittBY: Ray Schmitt, Voice of the Greenville Road Warriors

The Greenville Road Warriors announced today that forwards Marc-Olivier Vallerand and Jeff Prough have been called up to the American Hockey League.

Vallerand has been called up by the Rockford IceHogs which puts Vallerand on his third different team in the last week. The second-year forward from Longueil, Quebec was signed to a professional tryout by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on February 26 and went on to skate in his first two AHL games with the Sound Tigers. He was released from the PTO by Bridgeport and re-joined the Road Warriors for their 2-1 win in Cincinnati on February 28. Following the game he was signed to a PTO by Rockford which is the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks. Vallerand leads the Road Warriors in goals, 27, and is third on the team in points with 50.

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