GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits fell by a 5-1 margin against the Florida Everblades on Sunday afternoon at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Joey Haddad tallied the Rabbits’ lone goal and Michael Huntebrinker scored three times for Florida.
Huntebrinker’s first came at 10:11 of the opening stanza. Myles Powell fed Huntebrinker behind the defense who went five-hole on Ryan Bednard to start the scoring. Blake Winecki scored his first of two goal at 15:17 on a power play strike to double his team’s lead.
Florida scored twice more in the second period courtesy of Huntebrinker’s 19th and 20th of the campaign at 5:02 and 8:40. Joey Haddad provided Greenville’s lone source of offense 14:47 to put the Rabbits within 4-1.
In the third period, Winiecki hit twine a second time after burying a 2-on-1 rush at 8:55 to complete the 5-1 scoring line.
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits kickoff three games in three nights against the Jacksonville Icemen on Friday, March 26 on the road before returning to the Upstate on Saturday and Sunday. 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