3) A Record-Setting Road Winning Streak
In each of the Growlers’ three seasons, the club has found a way to make history on the ice.
From doing the unthinkable and winning the Kelly Cup in their inaugural season in 2018-19 to breaking the ECHL record for most consecutive home wins at 19 in 2019-20, the bar was high for the 2021-22 Growlers as the season began on the road in Trois-Rivieres.
The Growlers hit the ground running and had swept their season-opening road trip with a 4-0-0-0 record, collecting wins against the Lions and the Adirondack Thunder.
The squad suffered its first losses of the season when they returned to their new temporary home in Conception Bay South but the winning continued when the team headed back on the road.
A five-game road trip through the North Division awaited the Growlers late in November with their road winning streak still intact.
The Growlers’ first visit to Santander Arena in Reading resulted in another pair of wins and a growing six-game win streak. Neither the Adirondack Thunder nor the Maine Mariners could slow the Growlers’ momentum.
Heading into Worcester with ECHL history on the line on November 28, Zach O’Brien turned in a superlative offensive performance with four goals as the Growlers won the game 6-0 with Evan Cormier collecting the shutout with 14 saves.
The season was just 15 games old and the Growlers had already made ECHL history… again.