Category Archives: ECHL

RANGERS: LOOKING TO OVERTHROW THE CROWN

Rangers Game PreviewNEW YORK RANGERS vs. LOS ANGELES KINGS
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, 7:00 p.m. ET
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Rangers:
 31-18-5 (67 pts)
Kings: 32-17-3 (67 pts)*

BY: The New York Rangers

TOMORROW’S GAME

The Rangers play their 55th game of the 2015-16 season and begin a three-game homestand tomorrow, Feb. 12, against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts are in second place in the Metropolitan Division and third place in the Eastern Conference. New York has won each of its last four games, five of its last six games (5-1-0), and seven of its last nine games (7-2-0). The Rangers have earned at least one point in 13 of their last 19 games (12-6-1), including 12 of their last 17 games (11-5-1) and 11 of their last 15 games (10-4-1). The Blueshirts enter the contest with a 31-18-5 record this season (67 points).

RANGERS VS. KINGS

  • All-Time: 67-45-16-1 (37-20-6-0 at home; 30-25-10-1 on the road)
  • 2015-16: Tomorrow’s game is the first of two meetings between the Rangers and Kings, and the only meeting between the two teams at MSG. Following tomorrow’s game, the Rangers and Kings will face off against each other on the following date: Mar. 17 (at Los Angeles).
  • 2014-15: The Rangers posted a 1-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 1-0-0 on the road) against Los Angeles. The Blueshirts recorded six goals in the two contests, and each of the two games was decided by two or fewer goals. Dan Boyle led the Rangers with three points (one goal, two assists) in the season series.
  • The Rangers have earned at least one point in six of their last nine games against the Kings, dating back to Dec. 17, 2008 (5-3-1).

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FUEHRING: RABBITS RELEASE PRICE PLAN FOR 2016-17

rp_Greenville-Swamp-Rabbits-300x225.pngSWAMP RABBITS UNVEIL NEW PRICING STRUCTURE FOR 2016-17

Price reorganization will offer simplified pricing and greater opportunity to sit where you want 

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today unveiled a revised pricing structure for the 2016-17 season and beyond. The price reorganization will offer more efficient scaling of the arena, simplified pricing and greater opportunity for fans to choose preferred seating locations.

Beginning with the 2016-17 season, full and half season ticket holders will have three price levels to choose from: glass, center ice and end zone seating. Overall, the new pricing structure is very competitive and offers one of the best values in both the division and the ECHL. Fans can view exact prices at SwampRabbits.com or by contacting an account executive over the phone at 864-674-PUCK (7825). Continue reading

FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS MAKE ROSTER MOVES

rp_Greenville-Swamp-Rabbits-300x225.pngMUSICO DEALT TO QUAD CITY FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS AS ESCOBEDO RETURNS AND DODERO HEADS BACK TO AHL SYRACUSE

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced goaltender P.J. Musico has been traded to the Quad City Mallards for future considerations.

Musico, 25, made 13 appearance with the Swamp Rabbits this season, posting a 7-3-1 record with a 2.35 goals-against-average and .925 save percentage. The majority of his playing time occurred during the first half of the season, and the 6’1, 198-pound rookie out of Penn State University had not played a full game with Greenville since December 26.

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, also announced defenseman Sean Escobedo has been returned on loan from the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, while defenseman Charlie Dodero has been recalled by the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch for the fourth time this season.

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FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY – Week 17: February 7 – February 14

alan-fuehringSWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY

Week 17: February 7 – February 14

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (22-19-6), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, kicked off the month of February last week by splitting a pair of games with the Orlando Solar Bears in Central Florida. Entering Week 17, Greenville continues to sit fourth in the South Division standings and now ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Elmira.

The Swamp Rabbits opened the week in thrilling fashion when Jordan Knackstedt went top shelf and buried the game-winning goal with just 3.3 seconds remaining in a 6-5 victory at the Amway Center on Thursday. Knackstedt’s game-winner was one of three unanswered goals in the third period, lifting Greenville to a come-from-behind win and helping the team eclipse the 50-point mark this season. Knackstedt (2g, 1a), Scott Fleming (2g, 1a), Kodie Curran (3a) and Bretton Cameron (2a) all chipped in multiple point efforts on the night. Continue reading

FUEHRING: EXCOBEDO HEADING TO CHARLOTTE

rp_Greenville-Swamp-Rabbits-300x225.pngESCOBEDO HEADED TO CHARLOTTE

Defenseman earns second call-up to American Hockey League this season

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced defenseman Sean Escobedo has been loaned to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers.

It’s the first time the 25-year-old has earned a promotion to Charlotte, and the second time this season he has been called up to the American Hockey League, following a two-game stint with Hartford in December.

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FUEHRING: RABBITS MELT IN SUN LOSE 5-2 SATURDAY

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SWAMP RABBITS FALL TO SOLAR BEARS 5-2

Saponari and Nicholls score on special teams in setback to Orlando

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Orlando, FL – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (22-19-6), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, completed their five-game road trip on Saturday with a 5-2 loss to the Orlando Solar Bears (18-19-6) at the Amway Center.

Vinny Saponari and Josh Nicholls each scored on special teams for Geenville, while Ryan Massa halted 38 shots between the pipes for Orlando.

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CANTLON’S CORNER: PACK TAKE AIM AT PLAYOFFS

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

CROMWELL, CT – As the Hartford Wolf Pack prepared to board a bus to Portland for a weekend on the road,  this group is ready to go for the stretch run.

“This is what you play for,” veteran defenseman Raphael Diaz said. “We have won nine of ten before the break and we’re looking forward to the future.”

“We have had a good stretch, but its going to get ratcheted up as we move forward with each passing day,” Head Coach Ken Gernander stated.

The team’s health is also steadily improving. Right wing Shawn O’Donnell will be back and available to the team.

“It’s always helpful,” Gernander remarked. “It gives us depth and some good healthy competition and hopefully people are playing well and that creates tough decisions for the coaching staff.”

The increase is attributable in no small part to better puck management and has been one of the elements of the recent surge. Continue reading