Saturday, August 20, 2011

Possible new Signing? Vincent LoVerde

According to an Oxford News article. It has Vincent LoVerde listed as a Greenville Road Warrior. The 22 year old defenseman just wrapped up his 4 year career at Miami University. Where he put up 36 points in 159 NCAA Games. He also played 2 seasons in the USHL for the Waterloo Blackhawks putting up 32 Points(9+23) in 99 USHL Games. The first year pro is a Chicago native. At press time I have no official word from Greenville so this is a devolving story. I will keep you updated as I found out more about this possible signing. Also good news in only 55 days the first regular season game will be played at the BI-LO Center against the Wheelng Nailers.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Familar Names return.

Yesterday brought some long awaited news for Road Warrior nation. Three players have been added to the Greenville Road Warriors. Connor Shields who had a big impact in last years season will return. Brandon Wong who scored the first Hat Trick in Greenville Road Warriors history will also be coming back. A new face to the Road Warriors forward Brett Robinson who skated last year with the Cincinnati Cyclones has also signed. Robinson a 3rd year pro who missed a large portion of last season with injury had 16 points (6+10) in 23 games for Cincinnati. Shields who was a 2010 ECHL All Star put up 47 Points in 55 games for Greenville Last season and earned a late call up to Milwaukee of the AHL. Wong who skated in 64 Games for Greenville , was a dynamic offensive player and put up 46 Points during the 2010-11 campaign. All three forwards project to add a lot of offense for the Road Warriors in the 2011-2012 Season.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Matt Schepke traded To Trenton for Ryan Hayes (Rights)

Matt Schepke reported yesterday that he had been traded to the Trenton Titans. I didn't want to comment before knowing the full details but it seems official now as Trenton Titans send 22 Year old Forward Ryan Hayes to Greenville. Last year was Hayes first year in professional hockey where he put up 50 Points (23+27) in 60 Contest for the lowly Trenton Devils. He also played Junior hockey in the OHL for the Plymouth Whalers where he notched 102 points in 132 games. Hayes captured the 2009-2010 CHL Humanitarian of The Year award. In addition to playing in the OHL he also played for Boston College and on the US National team. The Syracuse native is a smaller forward but has demonstrated a nose for the net in his career so far hopefully he continues that for the Road Warriors in 2011-2012.


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Quinn Waller to attend Road Warriors training camp.

News broke yesterday that 25 year old Windsor, Ontario native Quinn Waller will attend 2011 Training Camp with the Road Warriors . The Defenceman spent the past four seasons at Adrian College where the Bulldogs got all the way to the NCAA Divison III Championship game falling short to St. Norbert. Waller who put up a blazing pace of 123 points in 116 games in his 4 year NCAA career. Quinn Waller projects to be a offensive Defenceman. Before his time in College Hockey he also captained the 2006/2007 Aurora Tigers of the OPJHL. It also looks like he has signed with the Quad City Mallards(CHL) and Augusta River Hawks(SPHL) Which will be likely destinations if he cannot earn a roster spot in Greenville.


Longest off season!

It feels like yesterday a OT goal crushed the dreams of the Greenville Road Warrior faithfuls. The 2011 Kelly Cup would not be hoisted in Greenville. It also feels like years since that Wheeling goal sent the Bi-Lo Center speechless. The off season is always a tough time for fans of the sport yes there is Baseball, Vacations, Work and other things to keep most occupied. Even with the Summer time fun a lot of Road Warrior Nation still feel that empty feeling after a dominate season ended up shy of the ultimate goal. As I'm writing this the off season has been pretty quite for the Road Warriors, Which is only making the fan base hungry for news. Like it's been said many times "Rome wasn't built in a day" neither is a hockey team. It's not a bad thing either. Players are weighing their options and opportunities to move up the long, wide totem pole of professional hockey. While a lot of players are still trying to find the perfect option a couple players have resigned with the Road Warriors. Fan favorite and Captain T.J.Reynolds is back for year two. Joining him is forward Matt Schepke who scored the first goal in Road Warriors history. T.J. will provide a veteran leadership role as demonstrated last year he is not afraid to defend his teammates. Matt Schepke who unfortunately spent most of last season on the shelf with injuries , Will be looking to provide offense. The Michigan native put up 46 points during the 09-10 Season and is looking to do more of the same in 2011-2012. As the off season continues to role on we should find out some more names of players wearing the Warrior Crest this season. Have patience and October will be here sooner than you know!

Road Warriors fans hope to see a lot of this next season!