GREENVILLE, S.C. – Matt Bradley scored the game-winner with 2:04 left, and Ryan Bednard recorded his second shutout in seven days in a 1-0 win over the Jacksonville Icemen on Saturday night.
After a scoreless 40 minutes, Greenville possessed a 20-7 advantage in shots. Icemen goaltender Kyle Keyser matched all 20 Bits shots in his direction, and Bednard was limited to only seven saves through two periods.
In the third, Jacksonville outshot Greenville 13-10, and Bednard answered with several key saves from point-blank chances. Bednard made a climatic save with over two minutes left on Icemen captain Wacey Rabbit at the net front after a centering feed from Nick Saracino.
Seconds later, Greenville transitioned north and Jake Massie feathered a perfect head-man pass onto Bradley’s tape. Going to the net, Bradley roofed his fourth goal of the season at 17:56 for the eventual game-winner.
Bednard successfully concluded a 20-save clean sheet for his second shutout of the season, and second in a seven day span with both at Jacksonville’s dismay.
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits will return home on Thursday night to open three games in four nights, all against the Orlando Solar Bears, at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. It’s Thirsty Thursday at the Well with pregame drink specials on hand. Puck drop on February 11 is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. 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