GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits won their fourth consecutive game on Saturday night over the South Carolina Stingrays by a 3-1 final. Greenville now stands 10 games above the .500 plateau for the first time since the 2016-17 campaign.
In the opening period, South Carolina scored their first and only goal of the contest courtesy of Cameron Askew at 9:24. Askew corralled the puck at neutral ice and scored a highlight reel marker on Rabbit netminder Jacob Ingham. Shots after 20 minutes were 12-7 in favor of Greenville. Ingham was perfect for the game’s remainder and finished with 29 stops on 30 shots.
Down 1-0 in the middle frame, Frank Hora scored his fourth goal of the campaign at 10:11. Hora intercepted a break-out pass at the blueline skated and beat Rays goaltender Matt Jurusik on a power move to the net. The goal was initially waved off due to goaltender interference but deemed a legal goal after video review.
Greenville grabbed the go-ahead and eventual game-winning marker courtesy of Anthony Rinaldi at 15:25. Rinaldi fielded a breakout pass from Kevin McKernan, streaked through neutral ice, and fired a quick wrist shot low-blocker side. Ingham recorded the secondary assist for his first professional point. Shots after two periods were 30-14 in favor of the Rabbits.
Late in the third period, Graham Knott added an insurance marker against his former club to provide the Bits a two-goal cushion. Tariq Hammond was whistled for hooking at 14:42, and the former Stingray snapped a bullet from between the circles past Jurusik for his fourth power play goal of the campaign.
The Greenville Swamp Rabbits improved their record to 25-15-9-3 and will look to sweep the Stingrays in their current three-game set tomorrow afternoon at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
It’s Double Dare Day at the Well! Slime the Stingrays with a family fun event for the whole family presented by Waves Express Car Wash. Enjoy Nickelodeon themed entertainment and kid friendly stations on the concourse. The team will be sporting specialty Double Dare Jerseys that will be available for auction. Tickets are 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