TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY: Edition 15

Swamp Rabbits Weekly: Edition 15

Greenville to play three South Division contests highlighted by Stick-It-To-Cancer and Scout Night games

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Road Stretch Nearly Closed

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-18-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, played their fifth straight game on the road on Saturday night in Orlando, FL. The week began in the sunshine state against the Florida Everblades where Greenville earned an overtime point. Against the top-seeded Everblades, the Swamp Rabbits recorded four goals in the second period but eventually fell in overtime. Greenville’s four second period tallies took the team to a  +16 scoring differential during the middle frame. Only four other teams have a better differential in the second period. The team’s seven-game point streak was halted on Thursday when Orlando earned a 3-2 win in regulation. The Swamp Rabbits were 5-0-2-0 prior to that game. For the first time in 13 games this season, Greenville fell in regulation when outshooting its opponent. Saturday’s 6-3 loss featured 45 Swamp Rabbits shots on net versus 33 shots from Orlando.

Hot Hare – Bretton Cameron (3 GP – 3 PTS – 1G, 2A)

Swamp Rabbits captain, Bretton Cameron, recorded a power play goal on Saturday and added two assists this week. The seventh-year pro earned a point in each game and built on his second-longest point streak of the season. Cameron also produced a season-high six shots on net on Saturday in Orlando, FL. The Red Deer, AB native currently leads the Swamp Rabbits in all goal scoring categories netting 13 goals, four on the power play, and two shorthanded. Cameron is third among active Swamp Rabbits with 26 points (13G, 13A) in 43 games.

Rabbit Tails

License to Kill: Greenville’s penalty kill ranks third in the ECHL at 86.4%. They have allowed 21 power play goals, the least of any team in the ECHL this season. Greenville is 20-for-23 on the kill in the last seven games (87.0%).

Back in Blue and Orange: Brandon Alderson returned to the Swamp Rabbits today from the AHL. The fourth-year pro has 22 points (11G, 11A) in 20 games this season. He ranks second in goal scoring among active Swamp Rabbits skaters.

Up and At ‘Em: Tommy Thompson made his AHL debut with the Hartford Wolf Pack on Saturday, recording one shot on net. Prior to his call-up, the rookie had scored a team-leading 14 goals for the Swamp Rabbits.

Bounce Back: Greenville has only lost three straight regulation games once this season. The longest winless streak is 0-2-2-0 from November 4th to November 17th. The Swamp Rabbits are 9-7-0-1 this season following a regulation loss this year.

Upcoming Games:

TOMORROW, February 8 | Swamp Rabbits @ Admirals | 7:15 p.m.

Norfolk Scope

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-18-4-1) at Norfolk Admirals (15-25-4-0)

With the season series even at 2-2 the Swamp Rabbits and Admirals face off at the Norfolk Scope for the second time. Greenville is 1-0 at the Scope and 2-2 all-time in Norfolk. Tune in for the broadcast, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the Swamp Rabbits Broadcasting Network or watch on ECHL.tv.

Friday, February 10 | Stick-It-To-Cancer | 7:00 p.m.

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-18-4-1) vs. Orlando Solar Bears (23-15-5-2)

We have all known someone who has battled cancer. Help the Swamp Rabbits stomp out cancer on Friday, February 10th at the 4th annual Stick-It-To-Cancer night presented by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. The Swamp Rabbits will wear specialty jerseys that will be available during a post-game auction to benefit the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance. Save money with the Bon Secours Family Fun Pack. Score four tickets, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks and two Swamp Rabbits lunch bags for only $60 at SwampRabbits.com.

Saturday, February 11 | Scout Night | 7:00 p.m.

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-18-4-1) vs. Orlando Solar Bears (23-15-5-2)

Grab your camping buddy and head to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for Scout Night when the Swamp Rabbits will celebrate scouting and the great outdoor activities that the Upstate offers! The first 1,000 fans in the building get a free Swamp Rabbits outdoor lawn chair. Be a part of the excitement and get your tickets at SwampRabbits.com.

South Division Standings:

1. Florida Everblades (31-9-2-2) = 66 points
2. Orlando Solar Bears (23-15-5-2) = 53 points
3. South Carolina Stingrays (24-18-2-1) = 51 points
4. Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-18-4-1) = 51 points
5. Cincinnati Cyclones (20-21-4-0) = 44 points
6. Atlanta Gladiators (17-21-6-1) = 41 points
7. Norfolk Admirals (15-25-4-0) = 34 points

Get Social: Follow the Swamp Rabbits all season long and get behind-the-scenes coverage like never before on the team’s official Facebook and Twitter pages. Download the Swamp Rabbits app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for up to date information right in the palm of your hand.

Ticket packages and group rates for the 2016-17 season are available now! Contact a Swamp Rabbits Account Executive at 864-674-PUCK (7825) for more information and to secure your seats today! Get the latest Swamp Rabbits gear by visiting the “Hop Shop” online at SwampRabbits.com/shop to browse the full collection of fan wear and novelties!

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