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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

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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: GAME 1 – SWAMP RABBITS POSTSEASON RACE BEGINS TONIGHT

GAME 1: Swamp Rabbits Postseason Race Begins Tonight

Greenville hosts South Carolina Stingrays to begin South Division Semifinal round of 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs.

BY: Brian Tosti: Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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Thurs, Apr. 13 7:00 p.m. (EDT) Game 1: vs. 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, begin their postseason journey tonight at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena versus their Palmetto State rival, the South Carolina Stingrays. The teams played 72 games during the regular season to earn a place in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs and will look to add 16 more wins to the 40 each team tallied during the regular season in order to take home the ultimate prize and become the 2017 Kelly Cup Champions. Although the teams have a storied history, including 14 contests played during the 2016-17 regular season, they have never faced off in the postseason. South Carolina won the head-to-head matchup against Greenville with a 9-2-3-0 regular season record. Greenville’s five victories featured three overtime wins, including a 4-3 victory in the final meeting of the regular season in North Charleston on March 28th. This series is likely to be very close as Greenville averaged 3.50 goals for per game in the regular season while the Stingrays allowed only 2.90 goals per game, ranking second in the Eastern Conference behind Cincinnati. Continue reading

TOSTI: PREVIEW: RABBITS THANK FANS IN HOME FINALE

Preview: Rabbits Thank Fans in Home Finale

Hundreds of prizes set to be handed out at annual Fan Appreciation Night tonight as the Swamp Rabbits look to lock up 2d seed for Kelly Cup Playoffs.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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Fri, Apr. 7 7:00 p.m. (EDT) vs. Cincinnati Cyclones ListenWatchTwitter

RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (39-25-5-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, take to the Sandlapper Securities Rink for one more regular season game tonight at 7 p.m. The Swamp Rabbits require only one more point to clinch second place in the South Division and secure home-ice advantage for the first round of the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Squaring up across the ice are the Cincinnati Cyclones (36-29-4-1), who are in a dogfight to qualify for the postseason. The Swamp Rabbits are 21-10-3-1 this season at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, while Cincinnati’s 14-19-0-1 road record shows their struggles away from home. 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). Nick Huard is the Cyclones top scorer, collecting 47 points (17G, 30A) in 70 games. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS FORCE OVERTIME TO EARN POINT

Swamp Rabbits Force Overtime to Earn Point

Greenville ties the game in the third period, but fall on the wrong end of a 5-4 decision in overtime.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits (39-26-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, led a choppy game against the Atlanta Gladiators (24-35-6-2) early but were forced to battle for an extra point tonight. After the Gladiators netted three straight goals, Angelo Miceli would need to tie the game in the third period to force overtime. Greenville fell in the extra period dropping the 5-4 overtime contest.

A game, originally scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. was pushed back to an eventual 5 p.m. puck drop at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena due to ice conditions. When the puck dropped, the Gladiators managed to capitalize on a strange bounce off the glass. Mackenzie Skapski attempted to clear the puck around the boards, but the rubber caromed off the stations and came right to Alex Gacek for an easy tap in on the empty net nearly six minutes into the game. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS CLINCH BERTH IN 2017 KELLY CUP PLAYOFFS

Swamp Rabbits Clinch Berth in 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs

Check out the SwampRabbits.com playoff hub for preliminary information, tickets, and scheduling for the first round of the Swamp Rabbits post-season

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, punched their ticket to the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs last night. The Swamp Rabbits are ready to begin the playoff push after locking up one of four positions in the South Division. Seeding and scheduling for the first round of the postseason is still to be determined.

GREENVILLE PLAYOFF HISTORY

The Swamp Rabbits trip to the playoffs is the first since Greenville made the 2014 Eastern Conference Final round. Jeff Malcolm and Bretton Cameron are the lone returners from the 2014 Kelly Cup Playoff team. Greenville qualified for the playoffs during the franchise’s first four seasons, winning the South Division title in 2011. Continue reading

TOSTI: PREVIEW: GREENVILLE THIRSTY FOR PLAYOFF POINTS IN RETURN HOME

Preview: Greenville Thirsty for Playoff Points in Return Home

Swamp Rabbits begin final leg of the regular season with first of four games against Gladiators

BY: Brian Tosti: Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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Thurs, Mar. 30 7:00 p.m. (EDT) vs. Atlanta Gladiators ListenWatchTwitter

RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (37-25-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, return to action at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena tonight at 7 p.m., opening a three-game weekend against the Atlanta Gladiators (24-33-6-2). The Swamp Rabbits and Gladiators meet for the tenth time this season as Greenville looks for a playoff berth for the first time since 2014. Angelo Miceli earned another assist in the Swamp Rabbits last outing leading the team with 72 points (20G, 52A). The Montreal, QC native ranks seventh in points among ECHL skaters with the fourth most assists. The Gladiators are on a four-game slide and have lost six of the last seven games. Atlanta’s leading scorers are Derek Nesbitt and Alex Gacek with 50 points each. Nesbitt has captained the Glads for the last two seasons, leading the team in scoring both seasons without missing a single game. Gacek has earned nine points (3G, 6A) in nine contests since the rookie was acquired by Atlanta. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS COMPLETE HUGE ROSTER MOVE

Swamp Rabbits Complete Huge Roster Move

Reinforcements join Swamp Rabbits from Hartford for post-season push in four-player transaction

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced today that forward Adam Chapie and goaltender Mackenzie Skapski have been reassigned by the New York Rangers from Hartford to Greenville. In addition, defenseman Garrett Noonan has been loaned by Hartford to Greenville. In another transaction, goaltender Brandon Halverson has been reassigned by the New York Rangers from the Swamp Rabbits to the Wolf Pack.

The trio of players from Hartford rejoins the Swamp Rabbits with five games remaining in the regular season. Greenville ranks second in the South Division, seeking to solidify a spot in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs. Continue reading

TOSTI: SWAMP RABBITS PREP FOR ROUND TWO VERSUS FUEL

Preview: Swamp Rabbits Prep for Round Two versus Fuel

Greenville hosts Indy for Into the Wild Night as teams meet back at the Well for the final time this year

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Sat, Mar. 25 7:00 p.m. (EDT) vs. Indy Fuel ListenWatchTwitter

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (36-24-4-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, seek two more standings points tonight in a rematch with the Indy Fuel (18-40-3-3). Puck drop for the out of conference contest is set for 7:00 p.m. as Greenville will look for its fourth straight win on home ice. Greenville has a two-point advantage over Orlando for second place in the South Division with seven games remaining on the schedule. Cincinnati and South Carolina are not far behind, trailing Greenville by three and four points respectively. Angelo Miceli reached the 70 point mark last night, making him one of only ten skaters in the ECHL to hit the milestone this year. Miceli’s point total this season places him second on the all-time list for single-season point production (Justin Bowers, 78). The Swamp Rabbits leading scorer has tallied the fourth most assists in the league. Josh Shalla leads the Fuel with 54 points (29G, 25A) in 63 games between Indy and Wheeling. Indy moves on after the game to face the Stingrays on Sunday in North Charleston, SC. Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS HOPE THE FORCE IS WITH THEM TONIGHT

GAME PREVIEW: Swamp Rabbits Duel Admirals on Star Wars Night

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

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 Fri, Jan. 13 7:00 p.m. (EST) vs. Norfolk Admirals Listen – Watch – 

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RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (18-14-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, drop the puck against the Norfolk Admirals (9-20-4-0) tonight at 7 p.m. to open a three-in-three weekend at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The contest will be the third between the South Division opponents this season and the second in Greenville, SC. The Swamp Rabbits won their first game in 2017 on Wednesday, dropping the Atlanta Gladiators 6-3. The Admirals have come out sailing, going 3-0-0-0 to start the New Year. Angelo Miceli leads the way for Greenville with 31 points (5G, 26A), while Brodie Dupont is the top Norfolk scorer with 21 points (7G, 14A). Dupont was named ECHL Player of the Week after scoring eight of his points during the last three games (3G, 5A). Continue reading

TOSTI: RABBITS ON THE ROAD IN SOUTH CAROLINA TONIGHT

  Fri, Jan 9       7:05 PM (EST)       at South Carolina Stingrays      Listen – Watch –                                                                                                                                       Twitter

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

RABBIT TALES

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (17-12-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, drop the puck tonight at the North Charleston Coliseum at 7:05 p.m. against the South Carolina Stingrays (17-11-1-1). The teams will meet for the ninth time this season and the fifth time in North Charleston, SC. Greenville is on a two-game win streak and is 10-7-0-0 on the road this year. The Stingrays hold the head-to-head advantage going 5-2-1-0. Angelo Miceli leads the Swamp Rabbits in scoring with 30 points (5G, 25A). Miceli’s 25 assists place him sixth in the ECHL in that category. Kelly Zajac leads the Stingrays with 37 points (10G, 27A) and is seventh in the ECHL scoring race.

HOUK ABOUT THAT

The Swamp Rabbits top scoring defenseman is Joe Houk after a big offensive weekend. Houk grabbed five points(3G, 2A) during the week and leads the Greenville defense with 21 points (6G, 15A). His pair of goals on Saturday helped the team to a 4-3 shootout win in Orlando, FL. Houk is second on the team in points and tied for seventh in the ECHL among defensemen. The Richboro, PA native is having a career season through 28 games, nearly doubling his career production. Houk had played 81 games and earned 25 points (5G, 20A) prior to the 2016-17 season. The third-year pro has suited up for Greenville, Elmira, Toledo, and Manchester since his collegiate career at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell came to a conclusion.

HELPING HANDS

Angelo Miceli is on a season long six-game assist streak, adding eight helpers to his season totals. The Swamp Rabbits leading scorer has 25 assists this year and is among the top-10 assist-men in the ECHL. He held a seven-game point streak from 11/23/16 to 12/2/16, scoring 10 points (2G, 8A) in the stretch. The Montreal, QC native also carry’s a five-game point streak on the road into tonight’s game.

ADD ALL-STAR TO THE RESUME

Defenseman Spiro Goulakos was named to the 2017 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic on Wednesday. Goulakos will represent the Swamp Rabbits at the Glens Falls Civic Center on January 18th. In 25 games, the Montreal, QC native has netted an ECHL leading 10 goals from the blue line and added 10 assists for 20 points. The 6-foot-2 skater is a power play threat, leading the Swamp Rabbits with four power play goals this year. He also leads all ECHL blueliners in the category. Goulakos is recovering from an injury and has missed the last four games.

NEWEST ADDITION

The Swamp Rabbits added Maxime St. Cyr from the Pensacola Ice Flyers. The Swamp Rabbits acquired the former Norfolk Admirals forward’s rights today and he will join the team for tonight’s game. St. Cyr is in his second pro season and spent all of last year with the Florida Everblades. The 5-foot-7 skater has scored 16 points (10G, 6A) in 55 ECHL games between the Everblades and Admirals and added 14 points (6G, 8A) in 14 SPHL contests with Pensacola and the Peoria Rivermen. In the QMJHL, St. Cyr totaled 203 points (118G, 85A) in 264 games and won the goal scoring title in 2014-15, netting 54 goals.

CARROT BITES

  • Greenville has scored a power-play goal in each of the last six games, going 6-for-17 (35.3%).
  • The Swamp Rabbits are unbeaten when they outshoot their opponents.
  • Brandon Alderson was loaned to Hartford (AHL) on Monday after earning 19 points (10G, 9A) in 17 games.
  • South Carolina allows the fewest goals against per game, averaging 2.67.
  • Rob Flick is on a five-game goal streak (6G) on home ice.

AFFILIATE REPORT

New York Rangers (27-13-1): 3rd – Metropolitan Division
Last Game: Wednesday, 1/4/17 @ Philadelphia – 5-2 W
Next Game: Tomorrow, 1/7/17 @ Columbus – 7:00 p.m.

Hartford Wolf Pack (11-18-3-1): 7th – Atlantic Division
Last Game: Tuesday, 1/3/17 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – 2-3 L
Next Game: Tonight, 1/6/17 vs. Lehigh Valley – 7:15 p.m.

COUNTRY NIGHT | TOMORROW, Saturday, January 7 | 5:00 p.m.

Start the New Year with an amazing night of entertainment with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and PARMALEE. Enjoy a free post-game country music concert by platinum recording artist PARMALEE after the Swamp Rabbits face the South Carolina Stingrays. Purchase a VIP package for center ice tickets, meet-n-greet passes with Parmalee, a parking pass, and more. To get tickets or information, visit SwampRabbits.com/country/.

POST-GAME SKATE | Sunday, January 8 | 3:00 p.m.

The Swamp Rabbits face the Tulsa Oilers at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena to end a three-game weekend. After the game, join the Swamp Rabbits out on the ice for a post-game skate with the entire team. Skate, get autographs and take pictures with your favorite players! Bon Secours Family Fun Packs are available for this game for only $60!  The package includes four tickets, hot dogs, drinks, chips, and two Swamp Rabbits souvenirs. For more information call (864) 674-PUCK or visit SwampRabbits.com.

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!