DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits (5-3-1-0), proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, swept the fourth week of the ECHL season on home ice, topping the Kansas City Mavericks, South Carolina Stingrays, and Jacksonville Icemen. The Swamp Rabbits trailed by at least two goals in every game of the week, but rallied back all three days to earn victories in regulation.
Wednesday’s Elementary Education Day game featured five unanswered goals in the second half of the game. Allan McPherson and Adam Chapie combined for seven points (3G, 4A) in the contest to lead Greenville’s comeback. On Friday versus the Stingrays, the Swamp Rabbits fell back in a 2-0 hole before emerging victorious 3-2 off a late game-winning goal from Joe Houk. The defenseman scored two goals and Ty Rimmer made 24 saves in the contest. Saturday versus Jacksonville, the Swamp Rabbits halted Jacksonville after falling behind 4-2. Three unanswered goals were capped by a game-winner from Carter Sandlak in the final three minutes of the game. Brandon Halverson earned his second win this season by making 31 saves.
Allan McPherson – 3 GP | 8 PTS (2G, 6A)
The forward from Kinburn, Ontario turned in the highest production of any ECHL skater this week. McPherson earned four points (1G, 3A) on Wednesday, the fifth time he has achieved four points in a single game in his career. His game-tying goal helped the Swamp Rabbits to a 7-5 win over the Mavericks. The 5-foot-10 center then powered Greenville’s comeback on Saturday against Jacksonville. Again, he eclipsed the four-point mark in a single game while scoring the game-tying goal for the second time this week. The fourth-year pro leads the ECHL with 11 assists after tallying six assists this week.
- The Swamp Rabbits roster currently houses the top two scorers in the ECHL.
- Allan McPherson – 16 points (5G, 11A)
- Adam Chapie – 14 points (6G, 8A)
- Caleb Herbert has recorded a point in every Swamp Rabbits game this season and is tied for second in the ECHL with a nine-game point streak.
- Goaltender Ty Rimmer has made 92 saves on 95 shots (.968 save percentage) in his last three outings.
- The Swamp Rabbits power play unit is ranked second in the league with 13 goals on 46 opportunities (28.3%).
- The Swamp Rabbits are the top scoring team in the ECHL, averaging 4.44 goals per game.
- Tuesday, November 7 | Swamp Rabbits at Solar Bears | 7 p.m.
- Thursday, November 9 | Swamp Rabbits at Solar Bears | 10:30 a.m.
SOUTH DIVISION STANDINGS
- Florida Everblades (8-1-0-0) = 16 PTS
- Greenville Swamp Rabbits (5-3-1-0) = 11 PTS
- South Carolina Stingrays (5-1-0-0) = 10 PTS
- Atlanta Gladiators (4-4-0-1) = 9 PTS
- Norfolk Admirals (3-7-0-0) = 6 PTS
- Orlando Solar Bears (2-4-1-0) = 5 PTS
- Jacksonville Icemen (0-4-1-0) = 1 PT
STAR WARS NIGHT | Friday, November 17 | 7 p.m.
Don’t be the last Jedi to get tickets to the Swamp Rabbits annual Star Wars Night! Get four tickets to the game, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and two lightsabers by purchasing a Bon Secours Family Fun Pack for $60. Lightsabers are only available for one night, while supplies last, so get yours before they are gone. Meet your favorite Star Wars characters at the game as the Swamp Rabbits take on the Orlando Solar Bears.
POST GAME SKATE | Sunday, November 19 | 3 p.m.
Skate with the pros on Sunday, November 19th after the Swamp Rabbits take on the Orlando Solar Bears. Join the team on the ice after the game for a free skate when you bring your skates to the game. Skate rentals are also available for fans at the game. To grab a Bon Secours Family Fun Pack or get more information, head to SwampRabbits.com.
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