Tag Archives: Adam Payerl

TOSTI: GAME 4: SWAMP RABBITS LOOK TO RESPOND ON THE ROAD

GAME 4: SWAMP Rabbits Look to Respond on the Road

Greenville’s 2-1 series lead on the line in North Charleston tonight as the puck drops for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

DATE TIME OPPONENT FOLLOW
Tues, Apr. 18 7:05 p.m. (EDT) Game 4: at South Carolina Stingrays ListenWatchTwitter

RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are back in action tonight for Game 4 of the South Division Semifinal in North Charleston, SC. After Greenville took a 2-0 advantage in the series, South Carolina responded on home ice to earn a 6-0 win last night. Parker Milner earned a shutout in the game and Rob Flick led the scoring charge with two goals. After last night’s contest, the teams are even with 10 goals each in the series. Greenville and South Carolina will see each other for the 18th time this season and the tenth time in the Low Country. The Swamp Rabbits completed the regular season with a 3-4-1-0 record in North Charleston and 5-7-1-1 overall mark against their intra-state rival. Greenville has only lost back-to-back playoff games seven times in franchise history and is 9-6-1 following a postseason loss. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS MOVE TO NORTH CHARLESTON FOR GAME 3

GAME 3: Swamp Rabbits Move to North Charleston for Game 3

Greenville hits the road for the first time to continue South Division Semifinal matchup against South Carolina Stingrays

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

DATE TIME OPPONENT FOLLOW
Mon, Apr. 17 7:05 p.m. (EDT) at South Carolina Stingrays ListenWatchTwitter

RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, take their 2-0 series lead against the South Carolina Stingrays to North Charleston, SC. The Swamp Rabbits hit the ice at the North Charleston Coliseum tonight at 7:05 p.m. after playing on the coast eight times during the regular season. Greenville powered out to the lead in the series with a 6-3 win on Thursday before adding a 4-1 victory on Friday. Three Swamp Rabbits forwards contributing to the offensive surge now rank among the ECHL’s top-five postseason scorers. Greenville has taken over both games early, never surrendering the lead. In addition to the group of scorers, goaltender Jeff Malcolm has also been a star, delivering 73 saves in two games.

BROWN IN

Forward Tyler Brown has tallied three goals in two games for Greenville and is among the ECHL’s top goal scorers in the playoffs. The winger scored twice on Friday night for the Swamp Rabbits after recording one multi-goal game during the regular season. The sixth-year pro is one goal shy of tying his regular season total. Brown missed the month of March recovering from injury before rejoining the lineup for the final two games of the regular season. The Hamilton, ON native is in his first Kelly Cup Playoffs appearance, but played 15 games in the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs (AHL). In those games, the 6-foot-1 forward collected two points (1G, 1A). Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: April 10-16, 2017

WOLF PACK WEEKLY: April 10-16, 2017

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (24-43-4-2, 54 pts., .370) finished their home schedule this past week with a 4-3 victory Friday night over Springfield and a 2-1 defeat to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday night.  Then, in Bridgeport on Sunday, the Wolf Pack fell behind 3-0 in the second period vs. the Sound Tigers and then fell one goal short of coming all the way back in the third, falling by a score of 3-2.  Marek Hrivik and Chris Brown had a goal and an assist each in Friday’s win, Adam Tambellini scored the only Wolf Pack goal on Saturday, and Matt Carey and Dan Catenacci had Sunday’s third-period tallies.  Continue reading

TOSTI: FOUR RETURNED TO RABBITS FOR POST SEASON

Four Returned To Rabbits for Post Season

Recent call-ups finish the weekend in AHL and rejoin Greenville ahead of first round matchup against South Carolina.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that forwards Brandon Alderson, Allan McPherson, Angelo Miceli, and defenseman Joe Houk have been returned to the Swamp Rabbits by the AHL’s Texas Stars. The four skaters joined Texas during a weekend series in Charlotte, NC against the Charlotte Checkers.

Alderson skated in two games for the Stars and recorded an assist. The winger earned three call-ups and played in 13 AHL contests this season between the Stars, Hartford Wolf Pack, and Syracuse Crunch. The 6-foot-4 skater has played 146 career AHL contests and earned 33 points (17G, 16A) over parts of five seasons. The Oakville, ON native ended the regular season second on the team in scoring with 55 points (26G, 29A) in 45 games. In the final 25 games of the ECHL season, Alderson recorded 33 points (15G, 18A) in 25 games. Only six ECHL skaters tallied more points in that stretch.

Miceli earned an assist on Texas’ lone goal on Sunday afternoon. The second-year pro earned his first AHL call-up of the season after tallying 77 points (22G, 55A) in 68 ECHL games. The center from Montreal, QC ended the regular season one point shy of Greenville’s franchise record set by Justin Bowers in 2012. Miceli’s efforts this season led the Swamp Rabbits and finished ninth in the ECHL. The 5-foot-10 skater earned Sher-Wood Hockey / ECHL Player of the Week in March and led Greenville with 22 multi-point performances. Continue reading

TOSTI: THREE SWAMP RABBITS HEADED TO AHL TO JOIN THE TEXAS STARS

Three Headed to AHL to Join the Texas Stars

Trio of Swamp Rabbits join Brandon Alderson in the American Hockey League with Texas

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SC The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that forwards Angelo Miceli, Allan McPherson, and defenseman Joe Houk had been loaned to the Texas Stars (AHL). Greenville’s unit joins the Stars in Charlotte, NC as they finish a weekend series against the Charlotte Checkers.

Miceli earns his first call-up of the season after ending the regular season with career-best numbers. The second-year pro tallied a team-leading 77 points (22G, 55A) in 68 games. The center from Montreal, QC was one point shy of tying Justin Bowers’ franchise record of 78 points set in 2012. Miceli was named Sher-Wood Hockey / ECHL Player of the Week in March and tallied 22 multi-point efforts this year. The 5-foot-10 skater logged 29 AHL games in his rookie season with the St. John’s Ice Caps, netting three goals and adding an assist.

McPherson rejoins the AHL for the third time this season after stints in Utica and Hartford. In his third pro season, McPherson has collected 28 points (9G, 19A) in 30 ECHL games. McPherson played 28 games for the Wolf Pack this season, tallying a goal and three assists. The Clarkson University alum has split time between the AHL and ECHL each season of his career. In 93 AHL games, he has collected 14 points. On Friday night, McPherson tallied his 100th career ECHL point while playing his 100th contest.

Houk is also experiencing success with the Swamp Rabbits. The blue liner ranked eighth among ECHL defensemen with 47 points (16G, 31A) and played in 69 games. Now in his third pro season, Houk has earned his first call-up to the AHL. In 150 career ECHL games, the Richboro, PA native has earned 72 points (21G, 51A). Houk has seen time with Toledo, Elmira, and Manchester during his ECHL career.

The Swamp Rabbits join the Stars who face off at 1 p.m. today in Charlotte, NC. Houk is set to make his AHL debut while Miceli will appear in his first AHL game of the season. Greenville is back in action on Thursday night at 7 p.m. hosting the South Carolina Stingrays in game one of the Kelly Cup Playoffs.

ROUND 1 | GAME 1 | THURSDAY, APRIL 13 | 7:00 PM
The Swamp Rabbits return to the postseason for the first time since 2014. Game one at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena against the South Carolina Stingrays is Thirsty Thursday. From 6-8 p.m. $2 drinks are available while select concessions are $2 for the whole night. Get your tickets now SwampRabbits.comTicketmaster.com or the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Box Office.

ROUND 1 | GAME 2 | FRIDAY, APRIL 14 | 7:00 PM
Before game two on Friday night, join the Swamp Rabbits for a pregame fan fest on the Furman Plaza. Score big with a Bon Secours Family Fun Pack and get four tickets, four hot dogs, four bags of chips, four drinks and Swamp Rabbits souvenirs for only $60. Be one of the first 1,000 fans in the door and get a commemorative Kelly Cup Playoffs Thunderstick.

PLAYOFF TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets are being offered at regular season prices for the first round! Visit SwampRabbits.com, Ticketmaster.com or the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Box Office to purchase yours today! For group rates call 864-674-PUCK (7825) and speak to a Swamp Rabbits Account Executive to plan your playoff group outing!

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. Use the hashtag, #KeepStomping throughout the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoff run to follow along to all the news on the post season.

Bring your group out to a Kelly Cup Playoffs game! 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!

RANGERS RECALL HELLBERG

RANGERS RECALL GOALTENDER MAGNUS HELLBERG FROM HARTFORD ON AN EMERGENCY BASIS

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, April 9, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled goaltender Magnus Hellberg from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.

Hellberg, 26, has appeared in 35 games with the Wolf Pack this season, posting a 12-14-5 record, along with a 2.86 GAA, a .905 SV%, and 1 SO. He stopped 25 of 27 shots he faced in his last AHL start/appearance on Apr. 8 against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, and he stopped all 20 shots he faced to earn his first shutout of the season on Mar. 31 against Hershey.

The 6-6, 209-pounder has appeared in three career NHL games with Nashville and the Rangers. Hellberg made his debut with the Blueshirts on Dec. 20, 2015, vs. Washington. He has appeared in one game with the Rangers in 2016-17, stopping all four shots he faced in the third period on Jan. 17 vs. Dallas

TOSTI: PREVIEW – REGULAR SEASON CONCLUDES TONIGHT IN DULUTH

Preview: Regular Season Concludes Tonight in Duluth

Swamp Rabbits hit the road for the final contest of the 2016-17 regular season, traveling down I-85 for the 13th game against the Gladiators.

DATE TIME OPPONENT FOLLOW
 Sat, Apr. 8  7:05 p.m. (EDT)  at Atlanta Gladiators ListenWatchTwitter

BY: Brian Tosti: Greenville Swamp Rabbits

RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (40-25-5-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, and the Atlanta Gladiators (26-37-6-2) meet for the final regular season game tonight. Greenville bounds into the contest after going 4-0-1-0 during the last five games, including two wins against Atlanta. The Swamp Rabbits have played 13 games this year against their I-85 rival and have dominated the matchups this season. However, Greenville has gone 3-3-0-0 at the Infinite Energy Center this year. Angelo Miceli continues to impress in the offensive zone as the Swamp Rabbits leading scorer. The second-year center is ninth in the ECHL with 76 points (22G, 54A). Derek Nesbitt and Alex Gacek share the Gladiators team lead in scoring with 52 points each this season. Continue reading

BECK HEADS TO NEW YORK TO JOIN RANGERS

RANGERS RECALL TAYLOR BECK FROM HARTFORD

BY: The New York Rangers

NEW YORK, April 7, 2017 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has recalled forward Taylor Beck from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL). Continue reading

CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK’S TAYLOR BECK NAMED A FIRST-TEAM AHL ALL-STAR

WOLF PACK’S TAYLOR BECK NAMED A FIRST-TEAM AHL ALL-STAR

*           *           *           *

Winger has Totaled 63 Points in 54 Games between Wolf Pack and Bakersfield

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, April 6, 2017:  The American Hockey League today announced that Hartford Wolf Pack forward Taylor Beck has been named to the 2016-17 AHL First All-Star Team.

Beck, who was acquired by the parent New York Rangers March 1 from the Edmonton Oilers, in exchange for Justin Fontaine, has amassed 19 goals and 44 assists for 63 points, all pro career highs, in 53 AHL games this year in combined action between the Wolf Pack and the Bakersfield Condors.  Those numbers are good for second among AHL players in points and a tie for third in assists.  In 14 games since joining the Wolf Pack, Beck has six goals and seven assists for 13 points.

A sixth-year pro out of the Ontario Hockey League, Beck has skated in 297 career AHL games, with the Milwaukee Admirals, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, San Antonio Rampage, the Condors and the Wolf Pack, with scoring totals of 80 goals and 148 assists for 228 points.  He has also logged 90 career NHL games with the Oilers, the Nashville Predators, and the New York Islanders, scoring 11 goals and adding 12 assists for 23 points.

The Wolf Pack’s next action is a home game tomorrow night, Friday, April 7 vs. the Springfield Thunderbirds.  That is a 7:15 PM faceoff, and, as at all Friday-night Wolf Pack home games, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period.  Then, the Wolf Pack play their final home game of the season Saturday night vs. the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on “Fan Appreciation Night,” with faceoff at 7:00.

Tickets for the two remaining Wolf Pack 2016-17 home games are on sale now at the Agera Energy Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499.

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, or click here to request more info.

Photo by Joshua Warnock

TOSTI: PREVIEW: SWAMP RABBITS POST SEASON ASPIRATIONS IN SIGHT TONIGHT VERSUS GLADIATORS

Preview: Swamp Rabbits Post Season Aspirations in Sight Tonight versus Gladiators

Greenville enters the night with potential to clinch a spot in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs with help from Cincinnati

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

DATE TIME OPPONENT FOLLOW
Fri, Mar. 31  7:00 p.m. (EDT)  vs. Atlanta Gladiators ListenWatchTwitter

RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (38-25-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, enter tonight’s contest with the opportunity to clinch a spot in the Kelly Cup Playoffs in plain sight. Greenville drops the puck for round two against the Atlanta Gladiators (24-34-6-2) at 7 p.m. as the Swamp Rabbits prepare for Celebrate Greenville Night presented by Fluor. The Swamp Rabbits will wear special Greenville-themed jerseys tonight which will be available for purchase via a live, post-game auction. All of the proceeds from the sale benefit the 28th annual Golf for Greenville charities which include the Center for Developmental Services, Homes of Hope, Science on the Move and the Salvation Army of Greenville. The Swamp Rabbits 4-1 victory last night against Atlanta earned the team a 7-3-0-0 advantage over the Gladiators this season. More importantly, the two points have given Greenville a four-point lead over the Orlando Solar Bears for second place in the South Division. Atlanta has dropped its last five games. They have two more contests against the Swamp Rabbits after tonight. Continue reading