OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (18-19-3-1), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, finished a three-in-three week by earning a point against the Atlanta Gladiators (21-20-1-2). The Swamp Rabbits finished each game just one goal behind the Gladiators, leaving each game with excitement right down to the wire. For the first time since October, the Swamp Rabbits are on the outside of the South Division playoff bubble, two points behind the Orlando Solar Bears. Caleb Herbert and Evan Jasper were the frontrunners for Greenville this week in the efforts, netting a combined five of the team’s nine goals.
Greenville will play just five home games from now until the second week of March. The team will be away from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for 12 games including five games against division leaders Florida and Toledo.
Evan Jasper – 3 GP | 5 PTS (3G,2A), +3, 21 Shots
Greenville’s leading rookie posted another five points this week and set a team record on Saturday night. Jasper scored a pair of goals on 12 shots on Saturday night and added the game tying goal on Sunday to force overtime. His 12 shots were the most in one game by a Greenville skater in club history. The Sacred Heart University alum has produced 14 points (7G, 7A) in eight games against Atlanta this season. Jasper is fifth among all rookies this season with 32 points (14G, 18A).
- Wade Murphy has recorded five points (1G, 4A) in his last six games.
- Forward Shane Walsh scored his first goal of the season on Sunday and has three points (1G, 2A) in five games with the Swamp Rabbits.
- Goaltender Zoltan Hetenyi saw his first ECHL action on Sunday since facing the Gladiators on Mar 15, 2013.
- Fourth-year forward Jack Nevins is the only player on the Swamp Rabbits to play in every game this season.
- The Swamp Rabbits are 9-7-1-0 away from home with 19 more away games left this season.
- Tuesday, Jan. 23 | Swamp Rabbits vs. Admirals | 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 26 | Swamp Rabbits @ Icemen | 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 27 | Swamp Rabbits @ Icemen | 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Jan. 28 | Swamp Rabbits @ Icemen | 3:00 p.m.
SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS
- Florida Everblades (29-7-1-2) = 61 PTS
- South Carolina Stingrays (24-9-4-1) = 53 PTS
- Atlanta Gladiators (21-20-1-2) = 45 PTS
- Orlando Solar Bears (18-17-5-1) = 42 PTS
- Greenville Swamp Rabbits (18-19-3-1) = 40 PTS
- Norfolk Admirals (14-19-5-1) = 34 PTS
- Jacksonville Icemen (12-23-3-2) = 29 PTS
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