GREENVILLE, S.C. – Joey Haddad scored for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits to knot the game at 1-1, but the Florida Everblades hit paydirt four times in the third period to win 5-1.
After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Florida drew first blood on the power play at 7:59 of the second period. On the rebound of a Patrick Harper shot, Alex Kile scored into an open cage for Florida’s fourth power play goal of the weekend.
On a delayed penalty later in the frame, Haddad raced up ice and evened the score for Greenville. At 16:06, Haddad broke to the net on an offensive rush and scored on rookie goaltender Devin Cooley. Matt Bradley and Curtis Leonard recorded the helpers.
In the third period, Tommy Novak, Patrick Harper, John McCaron and Blake Winiecki all registered for the visitors. Harper’s goal was his ECHL-best fifth tally of the season in only four professional games played.
Final shots on goal tallied at 41-40 Florida. Greenville’s special teams finished 0-for-3 on the power play and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill. Swamp Rabbits goaltender Jacob Ingham made 36 stops in his second professional start.
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits will return to action on Saturday, December 26 against the South Carolina Stingrays at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM. Ticket information is available online at swamprabbits.com.
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Acquired by Spire Sports + Entertainment (SS+E) in 2020, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team have been providing family friendly, live entertainment at Bon Secours Wellness Arena since 2010. Formerly the Greenville Road Warriors, the Swamp Rabbits are the highest level professional minor league franchise in South Carolina. The Swamp Rabbits are proud affiliates of the NHL’s Florida Panthers and AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. Greenville is a member of the ECHL, Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League. Since the conclusion of the 2019-20 NHL Season, 678 former ECHL players have debuted in the NHL. Nine former Greenville Road Warriors/Swamp Rabbits have later made their NHL debut