GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Swamp Rabbits erased a 2-0 deficit with four unanswered strikes to top the Jacksonville Icemen, 4-2, on Wednesday night at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Greenville concluded their season-long, seven-game road trip with a 6-1-0-0 record.
Jacksonville opened the scoring at 13:10 courtesy of Brandon Gignac’s ninth goal of the season. Gignac fired a loose puck from between the circles to beat Rabbits goaltender John Lethemon low to the ice. Greenville led in shots 14-4 despite trailing 1-0 at first intermission.
Early in the second period, the Icemen doubled their lead to 2-0. Alex-Olivier Voyer sauced a perfect headman pass to Pascal Aquin going towards the cage. Aquin deflected the feed on target past Lethemon at 3:44. Less than two minutes later, the Swamp Rabbits began mounting their heroic comeback. Garrett Thompson scored on a wraparound try at 5:29 to cut his club’s deficit to 2-1. Shots after 40 minutes stood 23-13 Greenville.
Entering Wednesday, the Swamp Rabbits possessed a 0-12-2-0 record when trailing after two periods. Greenville’s third period fortunes changed in the third period with three more unanswered goals. Frank Hora tied the score at 4:21 after finishing a perfect centering pass from Garrett Thompson.
At 7:58, Ben Finkelstein salvaged Greenville’s first lead by burying his own rebound left by Icemen goaltender Kyle Keyser in the low-slot. Graham Knott added insurance at 12:45 on a net front redirection from Thompson. After a three-assist performance last Sunday at Wheeling, Thompson finished the night with one goal and two assists.
Final shots on goal totaled 34-23 Greenville in addition to their 4-2 comeback victory.
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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