Thursday, October 13, 2011

Roster News and Notes

The 2011-2012 ECHL opening day rosters are due today. Here are some notes

-Chris Chappell - Chris Chappell has been called up to the CT Whale likely to be reassigned to another ECHL or CHL Team. Chappell skated in 53 Games for Greenville last season putting up 21 points.

-Peter Boyd - Former Ohio State forward and one of the goal scorers in the Preseason was released and claimed by the Bakersfield Condors

-TJ Fast - after starting the season with the Whale. Was sent back to Greenville only to be called up the same day to The Hamilton Bulldogs. Fast a skilled blue liner may rack up a lot of travel miles this season between the AHL and ECHL.

-Vincent LoVerde- The Blueliner who completed his College career at Miami this spring was released.

I'm going off the preseason numbers but here is your Opening day roster

1- Billy Sauer
30- Jerry Kuhn*
31- Jason Missiaen * (7 Day IR)

8- Jeff Prough
9- Brendan Connolly
10- Brandon Wong
11- Max Campbell*
12- Jason Wilson* (3 Day IR)
15- Connor Shields
17- Marc Oliver Vallerand
19- Jeremy Gouchie*
20- Kale Kerbashian*
21- Justin Bowers A
22- Ryan Hayes
25- Sean Berkstresser
27- Brett Robinson

2- Woody Klassen* (21 Day IR)
3- Wes Cunningham A
4- Corey Toy*
7- Sam Klassen
14 Jeff Caister
26- Francis Meilleur*
44- TJ Reynolds C

* Denotes Rookie

Where are they now?(10-11 Road Warriors on 11-12 Opening day ECHL rosters)

Brian Stewart G- Elmira (3 Games, 2-1-0 , 2.68 GAA , .918 SV%)
Dustin Gazley F- Elmira (2 Games , 0G, 0A )
Chris Clackson F- Gwinnett (19 Games 5G 6A, 5 Playoff Games 1G 1A )
Matt Schepke F- Reading (15 Games 5G 7A )
Dan Ringwald D - Stockton (1 Game 0G 0A)
Trevor Glass D - Utah (50 Games 2G 11A)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Road Warriors finish preseason perfect.

The Greenville Road Warriors were able to get a win in both preseason games against the South Carolina Stingrays . Friday night at the Bilo Center the Road Warriors took a 3-2 contest in a shootout. Saturday night they Warriors won 2-1 in Charleston. Friday night Jerry Kuhn started the game and the Warriors took the lead early just 1:34 into the contest. When second year Warrior Justin Bowers jumped on a botched breakout and netted it past Darren Machesney. The rest of the 1st period was scoreless.

The Second period was an interesting one. Brandon Wong wearing a new number(10) was able to light the lamp at 8:41. Less than a minute later Corey Toy was tagged with a 5 minute boarding major. The Road Warriors Penalty Kill stood tall killing off the penalty. New York Rangers prospect 21 year old Jasson Missiaen took over at 35:03 and played in net for the rest of the game. The game got a little chippy after a whistle, Former Gwinnett Gladiator Danick Paquette made contact with Warriors Woody Klassen which started a big tussle in the corner. Justin Bowers and Garrett Mitchell dropped the gloves while Paquette and Vallerand picked up associated penalties.

The Third period would be a comeback period for the South Carolina Stingrays. South Carolina cashed in early with a Power Play tally from Danick Paquette. The Stingrays struck again to tie it up with a goal from Jerry Pollastrone. The game took a physical turn when Corey Toy and David de Kastrozza dropped the gloves with under 4 minutes left in the game. The game remained tied as the Sixty Minutes were up.

In Overtime the Road Warriors penalty kill stepped up again killing off a Tripping Call, that ended with just ten seconds to go in the overtime. The game did not get settled in overtime as it headed to a shootout. Brandon Wong and Marc Oliver Vallerand scored in a shootout as Missiaen stopped 4 out of 5 shooters to pick up the Shootout win.

In Saturdays game unfortunately coverage was limited due to the game being at the practice facility of the Stingrays. The Stingrays struck early with a Maxime Lacroix goal. The Road Warriors fought back with a power play goal from Brett Robinson in the 2nd frame. Peter Boyd would strike the Game Winner 48:45 into the game. The Road Warriors hold off the Stingrays to pick up the Win. Billy Sauer played in net stopping 20 of 21 shots.