MAKING HEADWAY IN SOUTH DIVISION
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (18-17-2-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, finished the last week with two points in the South Division Standings, topping the Orlando Solar Bears 4-2 on Friday night. After three games last week, the Swamp Rabbits are tied with the Solar Bears and Atlanta Gladiators for third place in the South Division with less games played than their rivals. The team has garnered eight points in six games against Orlando and taken six points in five games with Atlanta.
Joe Basaraba – 3 GP | 2 PTS (2G), +1, 11 Shots
The Swamp Rabbits fourth-year forward produced a pair of goals last week to lead Greenville’s scoring efforts. Basaraba netted the opening goal against Jacksonville on Wednesday night and added an empty net tally to seal a 4-2 victory over Orlando on Friday night. The Fort Frances, Ontario native has tallied 29 points (11G, 18A) in 37 games, ranking third on the Swamp Rabbits roster, while his +4 rating is second best on the team behind Caleb Herbert. Basaraba has logged over 227 games in his career and recorded 139 points (58G, 81A).
- Six of Greenville’s eight goals were scored in the first period this week.
- Defenseman Joe Houk netted his third game-winning goal of the season on Friday night, the most by a blue liner in the ECHL.
- Sixteen different Swamp Rabbits skaters earned at least one point this week.
- Greenville grabbed a point in the South Division Standings for the 14th consecutive week.
- Friday, Jan. 19 | Swamp Rabbits vs. Gladiators | 7:00 p.m.
- Join the Swamp Rabbits and Bon Secours in the fight against cancer at the annual Stick it to Cancer Night. The Swamp Rabbits will wear specialty Stick it to Cancer jerseys that will be available in a live auction following the game. Before the game, donate $1 to take a swing at a special Smash Car, painted by the Swamp Rabbits official painter Joe Everson. Proceeds from the auction, ticket sales, chuck-a-carrot, and the smash car will benefit the fundraising efforts to the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance. For more information, visit com.
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- Saturday, Jan. 20 | Swamp Rabbits vs. Gladiators | 7:00 p.m.
- Ten at the Top has launched a mobility and connectivity initiative toward “Connecting our Future” and build an economically strong region now and in years down the road. Don’t forget to arrive early to take advantage of Hoppy Hour food and drink specials available on the patio and throughout the concourse from 5-7 p.m. Take advantage of the GSP Airport Fun Zone for up to four complimentary kids tickets.
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- Sunday, Jan. 21 | Swamp Rabbits vs. Gladiators | 3:00 p.m.
- It’s Marvel Super Hero™ Night and Stomper’s Birthday! Join the Swamp Rabbits, who will wear special Marvel Super Hero™ Jerseys and welcome all of Stomper’s friends to the birthday celebration. Ticket specials include the Bon Secours Family Fun Pack and Stomper’s Family Zone. Skate with your favorite players after the game for free when you bring your skates to the game ($3 skate rentals available).
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SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS
- Florida Everblades (28-6-1-2) = 59 PTS
- South Carolina Stingrays (23-9-3-1) = 50 PTS
- Atlanta Gladiators (18-20-1-2) = 39 PTS
- Greenville Swamp Rabbits (18-17-2-1) = 39 PTS
- Orlando Solar Bears (17-17-4-1) = 39 PTS
- Norfolk Admirals (13-19-4-1) = 31 PTS
- Jacksonville Icemen (10-22-3-2) = 25 PTS
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