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TOSTI: (FRI) GREENVILLE SETS FRANCHISE RECORD WITH EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY

Greenville Sets Franchise Record with Eighth Consecutive Victory

Swamp Rabbits roll over the Solar Bears 4-1 tonight at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena to continue spectacular win-streak.

BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Greenville, SCThe force was truly strong with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (9-3-1-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, tonight at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Greenville jumped out to a quick lead in the first period and never relinquished the advantage, topping the Orlando Solar Bears (2-8-2-0) 4-1 on Star Wars Night in front of over 4,700 fans. The Swamp Rabbits collected the team’s eighth straight victory, overtaking the franchise record from the inaugural season in 2010-11.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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