Greenville, SC – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, are pleased to announce the full home schedule for the 2017-18 regular season. Including the 2017 Home Opener on October 13th, the Swamp Rabbits will play a complete 36 game schedule on the Sandlapper Securities Rink.
The Swamp Rabbits will once again host the South Carolina Stingrays and Atlanta Gladiators more than any other opponent in the ECHL. The Stingrays and Gladiators will each appear at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena seven times, making up over a third of Greenville’s schedule in the Upstate.
In total, the Swamp Rabbits will play 28 home games against teams from the South Division including five games versus the expansion Jacksonville Icemen. In 2016-17 the Swamp Rabbits played 28 games against the South Division on home ice after the divisional realignment. Only one out-of-conference game will be played at the Well, as Kansas City will take the ice on November 1st. Last season, Greenville played three games against out-of-conference opponents (Wichita and Tulsa).
FACE-OFF FACTS AT HOME
South Carolina Stingrays: 7 games
- 2-3-0-1 vs. Stingrays in 2016-17 at home.
- 4-for-18 on power play (22.2%). Best home percentage versus any ECHL team.
- Chad Duchesne scored first career goal on 12/2/16 vs. South Carolina.
Atlanta: 7 games
- 5-0-1-0 vs. Gladiators in 2016-17 at home.
- Outscored Atlanta 26-12 (+14) on home ice. Best goal differential at home.
- Franchise record vs. Atlanta: 56-34-8.
Orlando: 6 games
- 4-1-1-0 vs. Solar Bears in 2016-17 at home.
- Ahti Oksanen tallied first pro goal vs. Solar Bears on 11/4/16.
- Desmond Bergin scored the first two goals of his career on 12/8/16 against Orlando.
Jacksonville: 5 games
- First meeting with expansion franchise set for 11/4/17 in Greenville.
- 6-3-0-0 franchise record vs. Evansville Icemen at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
Manchester: 3 games
- Won only game against Manchester in 2016-17.
- Win helped Greenville to a perfect 5-0-0-0 record vs. North Division.
Wheeling: 2 games
- Last regular season meeting in Greenville – 1/18/14 (3-0 W).
- 6-2-1-1 all-time home record (Greenville opened 2011-12 season vs. Wheeling).
- Most playoff games versus any ECHL team in franchise history (13 GP – 7-4-2).
Brampton: 2 games
- Teams have never met at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
- Only game in history ended in a 4-3 Brampton win on 2/28/16.
Norfolk: 2 games
- 1-2-0-0 versus Norfolk in 2016-17 at home.
- Brodie Dupont tallied 5 points (1G, 4A) at the Well in 3 games with Norfolk.
Kansas City: 1 game
- Teams have never met in franchise history.
- Greenville was 3-2-0-0 against Western Conference opponents in 2016-17.
Florida: 1 game
- The Swamp Rabbits will play the Everblades at home only one time.
- Greenville has never played less than four home games against Florida in a season.
- In front of a record breaking 8,742 fans, Greenville rallied to win a 5-2 game over Florida on 3/10/17.
HOP SHOP LOCKER ROOM SALE
Outfit yourself with top of the line equipment at the annual Swamp Rabbits Locker Room Sale. Get new and gently used sticks, pants, gloves, and much more TODAY at the Hop Shop. Also, grab your favorite player’s game worn Swamp Rabbits jersey. The Hop Shop sale runs until Friday evening at 7 p.m.! Check out the Hop Shop hours and get pro stock gear used by the Swamp Rabbits.
RUN WITH THE RABBITS 5K
The Swamp Rabbits have partnered with the annual Mountains To Main Street Race Festival. Register for the “Run with the Rabbits 5K” held on Saturday, May 20th and join the fundraising efforts through Swim and Bike and Run Charities. Funds from the 5k, as well as a half marathon and 1K fun run, will be allocated to local health, fitness, active lifestyle non-profit groups and recreational venues in the Upstate. Head to The Mountains To Main Street registration site to participate in the Run with the Rabbits 5k!
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Contact a Swamp Rabbits Account Executive at 864-674-PUCK (7825) for information on 2017-18 season tickets 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!