GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits dropped a 4-3 decision on Saturday night against the South Carolina Stingrays. Both Shawn Cameron and Garrett Thompson recorded a goal and an assist for the Bits.
Anthony Rinaldi opened the scoring at 3:04 of the first period to record goals in back-to-back nights. Jordan Klimek answered for the Rays at 5:49 to knot the score at 1-1. Shots on goal after 20 minutes were 21-5 in favor of Greenville.
Next period, the Rabbits scored back-to-back tallies to grab a 3-1 advantage. Garrett Thompson scored his ninth of the season on a snipe from between the circles at 2:12. Next, Shawn Cameron finished a perfect tic-tac-toe passing play after a sensational backhand feed from Liam Pecararo at 12:03.
Dan DeSalvo brought the Rays closer at 17:12 of the second period on a power play goal. DeSalvo’s tally started a string of three unanswered goals for South Carolina to pickup a 4-3 comeback victory.
Down 3-2 in the third period, Macoy Erkamps registered his second goal in as many nights at 7:29, followed by an Andrew Cherniwchan power play game-winning goal at 9:25.
Final shots on goal totaled 38-26 Rabbits. Greenville finished the weekend 2-1-0-0 against South Carolina in a three-game set and hold a 7-2-0-2 record through 11 games in the head-to-head season-series.
The Rabbits return to action on Tuesday to kick off a four-game set against the Orlando Solar Bears. Greenville will travel to the Sunshine State for games in Orlando on April 6 and April 8 before returning home and hosting the Solar Bears on April 10 and April 11.
Puck drop on Tuesday night from Orlando is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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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