|#2 – GREENVILLE||#3 – SOUTH CAROLINA|
|40-26-5-1||Regular Season Record||40-28-3-1|
|16.1% | 82.1%||PP | PK||17.3% | 84.9%|
77 Points (22G, 55A)
52 Points (31G, 32A)
52 Points (21G, 31A)
48 Points (19G, 29A)
(18-11-1-0) 3.38 GAA, .904 SV%
(26-14-2-0) 2.72 GAA, .900 SV %
Greenville and South Carolina meet under the new 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs format which features divisional encounters prior to a conference final round. Greenville and South Carolina stood toe-to-toe 14 times during the regular season, more than any other opponents faced each other this season.
The Swamp Rabbits won the final regular season meeting against the Stingrays, posting a 4-3 overtime win in North Charleston on March 28th. Tommy Thompson netted the game-winning goal in overtime to seal the victory, one of four he scored against South Carolina this season. After a frontloaded schedule of games, Greenville has earned a 2-2-1-1 record against the Stingrays since January 1st. Angelo Miceli led Greenville in the season series versus South Carolina with 12 points (2G, 10A).
The Stingrays relied on goaltender Parker Milner both throughout the season and particularly during the season series with Greenville, where he posted a 7-1-2 record, and 2.86 goals against average. Kelly Zajac leads the Stingrays in the matchup with 16 points (4G, 12A). Rob Flick’s seven goals in the series also lead the Stingrays.
|Game 1:||vs. South Carolina||Thursday, April 13th||7:00 PM|
|Game 2:||vs. South Carolina||Friday, April 14th||7:00 PM|
|Game 3:||@ South Carolina||Monday, April 17th||7:05 PM|
|Game 4:||@ South Carolina||Tuesday, April 18th||7:05 PM|
|*Game 5:||vs. South Carolina||Friday, April 21st||7:00 PM|
|*Game 6:||@ South Carolina||Monday, April 24th||7:05 PM|
|*Game 7:||vs. South Carolina||Tuesday, April 25th||7:00 PM|
Greenville Home Games Bolded
* If Necessary
The Swamp Rabbits are not alone in facing a heated rival during the first round. Of the eight first round matchups, six have met at least 10 times during the regular season. Greenville finished the regular season series 5-7-1-1 against the Stingrays with four games going to overtime. Since 2010, the Swamp Rabbits own a 48-47-2-5 record against their rival from the coast. However, the two teams have never met in the post season. Greenville makes its fifth appearance in the playoffs and the first since 2014 when the team advanced to the Eastern Conference Final. South Carolina has missed the playoffs only once in the team’s 24 seasons and hold the ECHL record for all-time playoff wins with 110.
ROUND 1 | GAME 1 | THURSDAY, APRIL 13 | 7:00 PM
The Swamp Rabbits return to the post season for the first time since 2014. Game One at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena against the South Carolina Stingrays is Thirsty Thursday. From 6-8 p.m. $2 beers are available during Hockey Happy Hour while hot dogs, pretzels, and sodas are $2 for the entire night. Get your tickets now at SwampRabbits.com, Ticketmaster.com or the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Box Office.
ROUND 1 | GAME 2 | FRIDAY, APRIL 14 | 7:00 PM
Prior to Game Two on Friday night, join the Swamp Rabbits for a pregame fan fest on the Furman Plaza at 5:30 p.m. The fan fest will feature food specials, music and inteactive games for kids Score big with a Bon Secours Family Fun Pack and get four tickets, four meals and two Swamp Rabbits lunch bags for only $60. Be one of the first 1,000 fans in the door and get a commemorative set of Kelly Cup Playoffs Thundersticks.
PLAYOFF TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
Tickets are being made available at regular season prices for the first round! Visit SwampRabbits.com, Ticketmaster.com or the Bon Secours Wellness Arena Box Office to purchase yours today! For group rates call 864-674-PUCK (7825) and speak to a Swamp Rabbits Account Executive to plan your playoff group outing!
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