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TOSTI: TWO-GOAL NIGHT FROM CALEB HERBERT NOT ENOUGH AGAINST STINGRAYS

TOSTI: Two-Goal Night from Caleb Herbert Not Enough Against Stingrays

South Carolina takes the first game of two against Greenville in 5-2 finish at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-39-7-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, net a pair of goals against the South Carolina Stingrays (46-16-7-1), but it was not enough to top the second-ranked team in the Eastern Conference. Caleb Herbert net both of the Swamp Rabbits goals in the evening in his return from the AHL. The teams will face off for the final time this season tomorrow night at 7 p.m.

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South Carolina tested Chris Nell in goal early on in the game, flinging pucks toward the crease from all over the ice. Their work paid off with a goal less than three minutes into the game. Dylan Margonari fired a long shot from the high slot off on the right pad of Nell and the rebound found the stick of Mason Mitchell in the right circle. The winger launched a shot into the open cage, netting his third goal in four games with the Stingrays to open the scoring.

Greenville turned up the chances after the intermission but the Stingrays were able to extend the lead on a strange rolling puck that came into the high slot in the second period. The Stingrays dumped the puck into the zone and it bounced from the right wing right into the top of the circle. As it rolled through the Swamp Rabbits defense, captain Joe Devin broke in and jammed the loose puck toward the net, beating Nell through the five-hole.

The power play tally put space between the clubs and was extended one minute later. Andrew DeBrincat was the beneficiary of a clean faceoff win by the Stingrays at the blue-line. The rookie defenseman net his first goal on a long shot that navigated through traffic to put the Stingrays up 3-0 over Greenville.

Swamp Rabbits leading scorer answered the bell for Greenville in the following two minutes. Wade Murphy began the play, coming right off the bench into the offensive zone and swiping the puck off the boards. The forward pushed the puck to the slot for Herbert who hammered at the loose change and fired it past Parker Milner in goal to halt the Stingrays streak.

In the third period, the Stingrays made it 4-1 with a power-play goal. Mitchell nets his second of the game by battling for a loose puck atop the crease. The winger again collected a rebound after Margonari fired a shot from the blue line, earning his fourth goal in four games with South Carolina at 8:41. South Carolina ended the night 2-for-4 on the power play.

Again, Herbert responded for the Swamp Rabbits to score his team-leading 22nd goal of the season. Less than two minutes after the Stingrays extended the lead, the Bloomington, Minnesota native collected a drop pass from Johno May and outlasted Milner in net, firing a shot past the netminder’s blocker.

Despite the push from Herbert and a late Greenville power play, the Stingrays held on for the win, netting an empty net goal in the final 70 seconds of the game. Tommy Hughes tallied the shorthanded goal to end the game.

Nell ended the contest with 30 saves on 34 shots on net while Milner collected his 27th victory of the season with 18 stops.

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS END STREAK WITH VICTORY IN NORTH CHARLESTON

TOSTI: Swamp Rabbits End Streak with Victory in North Charleston

Jasper posts three points in Greenville victory while Halverson helps end club’s losing streak.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

North Charleston, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (21-32-6-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, tallied a late third-period goal to top the South Carolina Stingrays (37-13-6-1) 3-2 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Greenville’s victory halted a 13-game losing streak and pushed the season series with South Carolina to a 3-4-2-1 record. Evan Jasper provided the scoring charge with two goals and an assist while Brandon Halverson was a stalwart in his first action with the team since January.

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TOSTI: LEEDAHL HELPS SWAMP RABBITS PUSH TO OVERTIME AGAINST STINGRAYS 

TOSTI: Leedahl Helps Swamp Rabbits Push to Overtime Against Stingrays 

Greenville rallies together for a third period comeback but comes up short of victory over South Carolina

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (20-32-6-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, posted a pair of third period goals to come back from 3-1 deficit, forcing overtime for the third time in five games. The Swamp Rabbits came short of victory by inches in the third and eventually fell in overtime to the South Carolina Stingrays (37-12-6-1). Greenville has needed overtime four times this year to decide a game against South Carolina.

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CANTLON: QUINNIPIAC BLANKS UCONN

CANTLON: Quinnipiac BLANKS UCONN

      VERSUS      Quinnipiac

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

HARTFORD, CT The Quinnipiac Bobcats (7-10-2 overall, 3-5-1 ECACHL) came into the game with offensive problems but were able to find three goals in dealing UCONN its second straight shutout loss, 3-0, on Tuesday night before 3,852 at the XL Center.

The post-holiday scoring drought for the Huskies (8-13-2 overall, 5-8-1 Hockey East) has been extended to six periods. Over that stretch, they’ve been outscored 5-0 after having played so well just before the break.

“I am really happy with the way we played and I am really happy with the defense we’re playing, but we’re struggling to score goals. It happens as you go through the season. We were going well there for awhile, but we have to to do a better job of getting to the blue area and to the net. The story of the game was (we had) 58 attempts, 17 blocked, and 20 off target,” remarked UCONN head coach Mike Cavanaugh. “37 of the 58 attempts never get to the net. That’s why we’re not scoring. The powerplay wasn’t sharp. Our first one was good, but we were out of sync. We had a five-on-three and didn’t get the puck to the net.”  Continue reading

ARRAL: NWHL NEWS – ISOBEL CUP TO TRAVEL OVER 10K MILES THIS SUMMER

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NWHL NEWS: ISOBEL CUP TO TRAVEL OVER 10,000 MILES THIS SUMMER

Fans Can Track the Isobel Cup on Twitter Using #WheresIsobel

BY: Savanna Arral, Howlings

Boston, MA The Isobel Cup, the championship trophy of the National Women’s Hockey League, will travel the country this offseason with players from the 2015-16 Boston Pride team.

The Cup began its journey with a trip to Anchorage, AK, with Zoe Hickel and other members of the US National Team for a local showcase and youth clinic from June 7-10th. It then traveled to Sun Valley, ID, with Hilary Knight before returning to Boston, MA.

The Isobel Cup is also currently scheduled to travel to Warroad, MN, with Gigi Marvin in early July, and to Raleigh, NC, with Alyssa Gagliardi in late July for a youth hockey event.

The Cup received its name from Lord Frederick Arthur Stanley’s daughter, Isobel, who shared his love of the game. The sterling silver Cup stands at 25 1/2″ tall, 12″ wide, and weighs 15 pounds.

Media and fans can track the travels of the Isobel Cup this summer on Twitter by following @TheIsobelCup and using the hashtag #WheresIsobel.

About the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL)
The NWHL is the first professional women’s hockey league in North America to pay its players. The inaugural season began October 11, 2015, with the Founding Four: Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale and New York Riveters. The Boston Pride became the first team in NWHL history to raise the Isobel Cup on March 12, 2016.

(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images for NWHL)

CANTLON: PACK CLOSE REGULAR SEASON ON HIGH NOTE – HEAD INTO PLAYOFFS WITH CONFIDENCE

Hartford Wolf Pack      VERSUS      Bridgeport Sound Tigers

BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

BRIDGEPORT, CT – April 19, 2015: The Hartford Wolf Pack held off a late surge by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for a 2-1 win to close out the 2014-2015 regular season.

Having already claimed the Northeast Division Championship and the third seed in the upcoming Eastern Conference playoffs the day before, the Wolf Pack ended their season with a 43-25-5-4 record for 95 points. The team won seven of their last eight games, nine of their last eleven (9-2-0-0) and thirteen of their final seventeen (13-3-0-1).

Hartford’s post season activity begins Wednesday night at the XL Center with Game 1 of a best-of-five series against the Providence Bruins starting at 7pm. Game 2 will also be played at the XL Center and it’s slated for Saturday night. Continue reading