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FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY – Week 7: December 1 – December 6



Week 7: December 1 – December 6


BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits


Overall Picture: The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (9-10-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, battled through an excruciating stretch of five games in seven days, in four different cities, last week and went 3-2-0 in those contests.

The Swamp Rabbits opened the week on Monday with a 4-3 setback to the Atlanta Gladiators on SANDLAPPER Securities Rink. Rob Kwiet, Bretton Cameron, and Ryan Rashid each scored for the home team, but Greenville’s comeback effort fell short as Atlanta scored once on the power play and once shorthanded to claim the win in the I-85 rivalry contest.

Things were much different away from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena beginning Wednesday when Greenville earned its first of three straight wins on the road in Norfolk, Virginia in dominating fashion. Offensively, Michael Kantor scored two goals and assisted on another, while Jack Combs chipped in three points (1g, 2a) in a 6-0 rout of the Admirals. Between the pipes, P.J. Musico earned his first professional shutout with a 26-save performance. It was Greenville’s biggest win of the season and also its first in regulation on the road this season. Continue reading


rp_hartfordwolfpacklogo_thumb1.jpgWOLF PACK RETURN JEFF MALCOLM TO GREENVILLE

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Former Yale Eli Backed up for Wolf Pack for Last four Games

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, November 30, 2015:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has returned goaltender Jeff Malcolm to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits.

Malcolm, a third-year pro out of Yale University, did not see any game action in his latest stint with the Wolf Pack, but served as the Pack’s backup netminder for the last four games, after being recalled from the Swamp Rabbits November 20.  Malcolm has made three appearances for the Wolf Pack this season, playing a total of just over 151 minutes.  He is 1-1-0 and has allowed six goals on 64 shots, for a 2.38 GAA and a 90.6% save percentage.

In five ECHL games with the Swamp Rabbits this season, Malcolm is 3-1-1, with a 2.56 goals-against average and a 92.0% save percentage.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is this Friday night, December 4, when they will host the Hershey Bears at the XL Center in a 7:15 PM game.  At all Friday-night Wolf Pack home games, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period.

Tickets for all 2015-16 Wolf Pack home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at and by phone at (877) 522-8499.  Tickets purchased in advance for kids 12 or younger have been reduced to $10 this season, and all tickets will have a $2 day-of-game increase.

To speak with a Wolf Pack representative about season or group tickets, or any of the Wolf Pack’s many ticketing options, call (855) 762-6451.



Malcolm sent to Greenville by AHL Hartford; Saponari loaned to AHL Milwaukee

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, the proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced that goaltender Jeff Malcolm was loaned to the team by Hartford. Meanwhile, forward Vinny Saponari has been called up to the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals. Both moves occur as Greenville gears up for a season-long five-game homestand beginning Thursday. Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: November 30-December 6, 2015

bob-crawfordBY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (8-11-2-0, 18 pts., .429 pts. percentage) fell short in a pair of Atlantic Division games on Thanksgiving weekend.  On Black Friday at home vs. Springfield, the Pack outshot the Falcons 36-21, but were unable to solve Falcon goaltender Nicklas Treutle, who posted a 2-0 shutout.  Then on Saturday night at Bridgeport, the Wolf Pack got an early goal from Luke Adam and a second-period tally from Jayson Megna, but were touched up for a hat trick by the Sound Tigers’ Joe Whitney, in a 5-2 defeat.

This week:

The Wolf Pack play their fourth three-game weekend of the season, starting with a home game this Friday vs. the Hershey Bears.  The new Friday-night Wolf Pack faceoff time this year is 7:15 PM.  The Pack then hit the road for a pair of contests, visiting the AHL-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for a 7:05 game Saturday night and then returning to Bridgeport Sunday at 5:00, for another crack at the Sound Tigers.  Continue reading




BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, November 30, 2015 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled forward Jayson Megna from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Megna, 25, has skated in 21 games with the Wolf Pack this season, registering five goals and seven assists for 12 points, along with eight penalty minutes. He leads the Wolf Pack in shots on goal (68), is tied for the team lead in goals and points, and is tied for second in assists this season. Megna has recorded a goal in two of his last three games with Hartford (two goals). In addition, he has registered a point in three of his last four contests, recording five points (two goals, three assists) over the span. Megna has also notched a point in five of his last eight games, tallying seven points (three goals, four assists) over the span. Megna has recorded a point in 10 of 21 games with the Wolf Pack this season.

The 6-1, 195-pounder has skated in 48 career NHL games over parts of two seasons, all with Pittsburgh, registering five goals and five assists for 10 points, along with 20 penalty minutes. Last season, Megna registered one assist in 12 games with the Penguins. He recorded 40 hits and eight blocked shots with Pittsburgh in 2014-15.

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida native was signed by the Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2015.



rp_Greenville-Swamp-Rabbits-300x225.pngHART, DZIURZYNSKI EARN AHL CALL-UPS

Hart reassigned to Syracuse by Tampa Bay; Dziurzynski loaned to Binghamton

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Reading, PA – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced forward Brian Hart has been reassigned to the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch by the Tampa Bay Lightning while forward Darian Dziurzynski has been loaned to the AHL’s Binghamton Senators.

Hart, 22, signed a three-year, two-way NHL contract with the Lightning on June 28, 2015 and was initially loaned to Greenville on October 22. In 15 games with the Swamp Rabbits, he recorded seven points (6g, 1a) and two penalty minutes. Hart also played three games with Syracuse during his latest call-up from November 17 through November 23, including his AHL debut on November 18 against Portland. Continue reading


Game Preview

BY: The New York Rangers

Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, 1:30 p.m. ET
Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
16-5-2 (34 pts)
Flyers: 8-10-5 (21 pts)


The Rangers play their 24th game of the 2015-16 season and conclude a back-to-back set tomorrow, Nov. 28, against the Philadelphia Flyers in a Metropolitan Division matchup at Madison Square Garden (1:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). New York has posted a 13-3-2 record in its last 18 games, including an 11-3-0 record in its last 14 games. In addition, the Rangers have won 13 of their last 17 games (13-3-1). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 16-5-2 record this season, following a 4-3 loss against the Boston Bruins this afternoon at Boston. Continue reading