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FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS UNVEIL 2016-17 SCHEDULE

Greenville Swamp RabbitsSWAMP RABBITS UNVEIL 2016-17 SCHEDULE

Home opener set for Friday, Oct. 28 against Wichita

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, are pleased to unveil their 2016-17 regular-season schedule. For the third consecutive year, the Swamp Rabbits will begin the season in the Sunshine State with a 7:30 p.m. matchup against the Florida Everblades on Oct. 14, which will also open a four-game road trip. Greenville’s home opener is slated for Friday, Oct. 28 against the Wichita Thunder.

The ECHL schedule is comprised of 72 games: 36 home and 36 away. Once again, the Swamp Rabbits are excited to boast a family and fan-friendly schedule that has 27 of the team’s 36 home games being played on a Friday night, Saturday night or Sunday afternoon. Greenville’s home schedule will also feature five Thursday night games, two Tuesday night contests, and two Wednesday night games.

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CRAWFORD: WOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 28-April 3, 2016

bob-crawfordWOLF PACK WEEKLY: March 28-April 3, 2016

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack

The Wolf Pack (36-28-3-0, 75 pts., .560 pts. percentage) earned three of a possible six points in three games this past week.  The week began with a 3-2 overtime loss at home to Providence on Wednesday, a result that snapped a six-game Wolf Pack win streak, and a run of ten consecutive wins in games that went beyond regulation.  The fans at the XL Center saw bonus hockey again on Friday night, and the Wolf Pack got back into the win column with a 2-1 overtime victory over Bridgeport.  Chad Nehring’s 20th goal of the season was the winner in that one, 1:18 into the extra session.  On Saturday night in Allentown, PA, the Wolf Pack suffered its first regulation loss in nine games (7-1-1-0), falling 2-1 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.  Continue reading

FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKEND PREVIEW

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Greenville and Atlanta meet twice in a home-and-home series this weekend

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Date                   Time                   Opponent                Follow               

Sat, Mar. 5         7 p.m. ET            vs. Atlanta                 ListenWatchTwitter

Sun, Mar. 6        2:05 p.m. ET       @ Atlanta                  ListenWatchTwitter         

THE STORY COMING IN

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (24-24-7), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, return to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena tonight to face the Atlanta Gladiators (29-20-7) in their first of six home games during the month of March. Greenville is in desperate need of a win after dropping each of its last six contests (0-5-1) and falling into a tie for 11th in the Eastern Conference, seven points behind Elmira for the final playoff spot. The Swamp Rabbits are coming off of a 4-3 loss to the Brampton Beast on Sunday in which Garett Bembridge, Ryan Rashid and Andrew Dommett each scored. However, Brampton responded with three goals in a span of 4:26 in the third period and held on for the victory. Greenville has not lost seven straight games since a stretch that spanned Jan. 23 through Feb. 10 of last season. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ALL STAR SUPERHERO NIGHT BON SECOURSON WELLNESS ARENA

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SWAMP RABBITS REVEAL SUPERHERO JERSEY DESIGN

Team to wear specialty uniforms on March 12 with post-game auction to follow

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, are excited to reveal the team’s specialty jersey design for Superhero Night on Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. The specialty uniforms will be worn by the entire team during its 7 p.m. contest against Florida and auctioned off immediately following the game with proceeds benefiting the Cancer Survivors Park.

The specialty jersey design is the second of the Swamp Rabbits era following Heroes Night in February. It features a Batman theme with the Swamp Rabbits logo on the chest and an outline of New York City, in support of the Rangers, on the back. The jerseys will be auctioned off live at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena following the game to those in attendance only.

In addition, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Black Widow and Iron Fist are all scheduled to be in attendance on March 12. Those superheroes will be available for pictures and autographs throughout the game on the Bon Secours Wellness Arena concourse.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets start at just $10 by taking advantage of the GSP Airport Fun Zone. Purchase discounted adult tickets for just $10 in Section 119 and receive up to four (4) complimentary kids tickets courtesy of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Seats are limited and can be purchased online through SwampRabbits.com! The offer is only valid during each remaining Saturday home game through the end of the regular season.

Scout Night: The Swamp Rabbits return to SANDLAPPER Securities Rink at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena this Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. to face the Atlanta Gladiators. It’s Scout Night presented by Duke Energy featuring discounted lower bowl tickets for all scout groups by calling 864-674-PUCK (7825). Special edition Scout Night patches are also available for just $1.

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.

Trolley On Over: Greenville’s downtown trolley route has been extended to include a stop at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The expanded route will operate for all Swamp Rabbits’ games taking place Thursdays through Sundays during normal trolley service hours.

Call 864-674-7825 or visit SwampRabbits.com for tickets. Bring a group of 15 or more out to a game and receive great discounts, merchandise offers, and hospitality opportunities! Call a Swamp Rabbits Account Executive for more information! Get the latest Swamp Rabbits gear at the “Hop Shop” team store or visit the “Hop Shop” online at SwampRabbits.com/shop to browse the full collection of fan wear and novelties!

FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS MEET STINGRAYS TONIGHT

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Greenville and South Carolina open four-game series in North Charleston

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

Date                 Time                 Opponent           Follow                                      Tues, Feb. 16  7:05 p.m. ET    @ South Carolina     ListenWatchTwitter

THE STORY COMING IN

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-19-6), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, open an important four-game series against the South Carolina Stingrays tonight with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop at the North Charleston Coliseum. Greenville enters the contest ranked fourth in the South Division and ninth in the Eastern Conference, one point behind Elmira for the final playoff spot. Last time out, the Swamp Rabbits bounced back from an early two-goal deficit to beat the Norfolk Admirals in overtime, 4-3, on Saturday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Scott Fleming led the way with his second game-winning goal of the season, while Vinny Saponari, Jordan Knackstedt, and Kodie Curran also scored in the victory. Mackenzie Skapski made 27 saves on 30 shots between the pipes. Continue reading

FUEHRING: SWAMP RABBITS WEEKLY – Week 18: February 15 – February 21

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Week 18: February 15 – February 21

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Swamp Rabbits

LAST WEEK’S RECAP

Overall Picture: The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-19-6), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, earned a gritty, come-from-behind victory against the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday in their lone game last week at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.

After facing a two-goal deficit late in the first period, Greenville stormed back with four of the game’s final five tallies en route to a 4-3 overtime win on SANDLAPPER Securities Rink. Scott Fleming (1g, 1a) kept his hot streak alive with the game-winner at 3:04 of overtime, while Vinny Saponari, Jordan Knackstedt and Kodie Curran also scored for the Swamp Rabbits. Between the pipes, Mackenzie Skapski made 27 saves on 30 shots to collect the victory.

The hard-fought, physical matchup included numerous scrums right from the get-go and 70 combined penalty minutes, 54 of which came in the opening period.

Greenville enters Week 18 ranked ninth in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind Elmira for the final playoff position. However, the Swamp Rabbits have two games in hand on Elmira as well as seventh-place Reading. Orlando currently sits 10th in the Eastern Conference with one game in hand on Greenville, and a league-best five-game winning streak dating back to Feb. 6. Continue reading

OXNARD: PACK START 3-IN-3 WEEKEND WITH LOSS TO PENGUINS

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 1

BY: Phil Oxnard, Hartford Wolf Pack

Hartford, CT, February 12, 2016 – The Hartford Wolf Pack suffered their second straight loss Friday night at the XL Center, falling to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins by a score of 3-1.

Nicklas Jensen’s third-period goal was the Wolf Pack’s only scoring.  Kael Mouillierat had a goal and an assist for the Penguins, and Anton Zlobin scored the game-winning goal.  Matt Murray stopped 26 out of 27 shots in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton net.

Jensen was disappointed with the team’s erratic play, saying, “We’ve got to play a full 60 minutes, or else we’re not going to win hockey games. That was the case tonight.”

Mouillierat scored the only goal of the first period, as Josh Archibald’s feed from the right-wing side went off of Mouillierat’s skate and past Wolf Pack goaltender Magnus Hellberg (20 saves) at 11:21. Continue reading