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Swamp Rabbits Announce Season Opening Roster

Thursday, October 11th
Swamp Rabbits Announce Season Opening Roster

GREENVILLE, S.C. — The Greenville Swamp Rabbits will head into the 2018–19 season with 24 players on the roster ahead of Opening Night at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Friday, October 12 against the Toledo Walleye. Many newcomers, along with a few returners sprinkled in, will head into game action, as selected by head coach Kevin Kerr and assistant coach Kahlil Thomas.

The 24 players on the Swamp Rabbits’ roster are as follows:

Number Name Position
3 Sean Flanagan Defense
4 Chad Duchesne

Defense

5 Trevor Owens Defense
6 Kyle Chatham Defense
7 J.T. Henke Forward
8 Dylan Vander Esch Forward
12 Johno May Forward
14 Travis Howe Forward
15 J.C. Brassard Defense
16 Chris Izmirlian Forward
17 Austen Brassard Forward
19 Jake Bolton Defense
20 Timmy Moore Forward
22 Charley Graaskamp Forward
23 Michael Pelech Forward
24 Luke Ripley Defense
25 Stanislav Dzakhov Forward
26 Vinny Muto Defense
27 Jon Jutzi Defense
28 Will Merchant Forward
31 Devin Buffalo Goaltender
33 Garrett Bartus Goaltender
44 Stephen Pierog Forward
52 Alex Globke Forward

The Swamp Rabbits return defensemen Sean Flanagan and Chad Duchesne from last season’s squad, and will also bring back forwards J.T. Henke, Timmy Moore and Johno May into the fold. The roster also includes a bevy of pro experience in the form of Michael Pelech (570 ECHL games), Will Merchant (139 ECHL games), Jake Bolton (124 ECHL games), Austen Brassard (100 ECHL games), among others.

Garrett Bartus, whose pro career started in Greenville with the Road Warriors in 2013, and who is record holder of the most saves in UConn history, along with Hobey Baker Award nominee Devin Buffalo out of Dartmouth College, will start the season as the goaltending duo for the Swamp Rabbits.

The regular season gets underway against the Toledo Walleye, a perennial powerhouse, for Opening Night tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the brand-new SwampRabbits.com.

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Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Orlando Solar Bears
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Friday, October 18th
Orlando Solar Bears @ Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Puck Drops:
7:05 PM EDT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
at
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
South Carolina Stingrays
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Friday, October 25th
South Carolina Stingrays @ Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Puck Drops:
7:05 PM EDT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
South Carolina Stingrays
SC South Carolina Stingrays
at
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Savannah Ghost Pirates
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Friday, November 1st
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Puck Drops:
7:05 PM EDT
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
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SAV Savannah Ghost Pirates
at
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

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