Tosti: Round Three Between Swamp Rabbits and Stingrays Tonight
Greenville hosts its in-state rival for the second time this season, wrapping up a 3-in-5 against South Carolina this week.
BY: Brian Tosti, Greenville Swamp Rabbits
|Thur, Dec. 7||7:00 p.m. (ET)||vs. South Carolina Stingrays||Listen – Watch – Twitter|
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (12-8-2-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, and the South Carolina Stingrays (11-4-3-1) take the ice tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Greenville has traded games with the Stingrays in two straight meetings with their rival. Tonight’s rubber match pits one of the ECHL’s top offenses against one of the top defenses. The Stingrays have allowed only 52 goals against this season, tied for second-fewest in the league, while Greenville’s 89 goals are more than any other club. Greenville plays for the second consecutive Thursday night and will be at home for the next three Thursday nights as well. The Swamp Rabbits are 2-0-0-0 in Thursday games this season and are 9-2-0-0 in the last two years.
PLENTY OF MEETINGS THIS YEAR
Greenville will play the South Carolina Stingrays more than any other opponent this season. The Swamp Rabbits play 12 games against their intrastate rival this season and will drop the puck for the sixth time tonight. In the first five games, Greenville has produced a 2-2-1-0 record against the Stingrays and won its only game on home ice. The Swamp Rabbits will play the Stingrays two more times later this month. The teams will not meet again until Mar. 6 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Continue reading