Greenville Grrrowl at Augusta Lynx
When: 7:35 p.m.
Where: Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center
Radio: WXRX 96.3 FM
Promotion: John Whitwell Night
Tickets: Call (706) 724-TICK for details
All-time series: Lynx lead the Grrrowl 14-10-3
SCOUTING THE LYNX
Coach: Jim Burton, second year
Players to watch: D John Whitwell (45 games-6 goals-14 assists-20 points) has two goals in five games against Greenville. ... C Patrick Yetman (44-23-18-41) has four goals and one assist in five games vs. Greenville. ... C Guy Larose (43-17-30-47) has six goals and five assists in his past 10 games. ... D Joe Vandermeer (52-2-16-18 with Richmond) makes his Lynx debut tonight.
Worth noting: Along with the debut of Vandermeer, acquired Monday from Richmond for Trevor Gillies, forward Bryce Classen makes his home debut for the Lynx. Classen, the cousin of goalie Cris Classen, was acquired from Columbia for cash Jan. 30. ... Winger Tyson Holly (ankle) was placed on the seven-day IR on Thursday.
SCOUTING THE GRRROWL
Coach: John Marks, fourth year
Players to watch: C Simon Gamache, whose 184 points led all of Canadian major junior hockey last season, has 14 goals and three assist in 14 games with the Grrrowl. The Thrashers' ninth-round pick in 2000 was assigned from AHL Chicago in early January. ... G Jayme Platt (19-3-0, 2.47 GAA) is 3-0-0 with a .934 save percentage in two starts vs. Augusta. ... Rookie Roger Trudeau (45-22-15-37) has five goals vs. Augusta.
Worth noting: Since falling to 10-10-3 on Nov. 30, the Grrrowl have gone 18-5-2 to take over first in the Southeast Division. They were on a 9-1-0 streak entering Thursday's game vs. South Carolina. ... The Thrashers assigned their second-round pick in 1999, defenseman Luke Sellars, to the Grrrowl on Wednesday. Sellars had two goals, four assists and 87 penalty minutes in 31 games with AHL Chicago.
NOTE: Greenville record and stats do not include Thursday's game vs. South Carolina.
- Rob Mueller