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RABBITS OUTLAST ICEMEN 5-3, MOVE ATOP EASTERN CONFERENCE WITH FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN

Saturday, November 18th
RABBITS OUTLAST ICEMEN 5-3, MOVE ATOP EASTERN CONFERENCE WITH FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN

JACKSONVILLE, F.L. – Two power-play goals in the first two periods helped the Greenville Swamp Rabbits outlast the Jacksonville Icemen 5-3 on Saturday night at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena for the team's sixth win over a nine-day spread.
 

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1st

2nd

3rd

 

Final

JAX

0

0

3

 

3

GVL

1

2

2

 

5

 

As they did in the first period in Friday's win over the Icemen, the Swamp Rabbits scored an early power-play goal, as Nikita Pavlychev tipped Jake Smith's one-timer into the Jacksonville net at 5:10 for his first of the season since being assigned from the Ontario Reign on Thursday. Smith's assist, his fifth of the season, was the forward's 100th ECHL point.

The second period had barely begun when the Swamp Rabbits added a second goal, as JD Greenway dropped the puck for Anthony Beauchamp, who scored his third of the season just 11 seconds in. Later in the period, Greenville extended its lead, as Max Martin scored his second goal in as many nights, an unassisted power-play goal, at 12:42.

In the third, the Icemen broke up Jacob Ingham's shutout bid with a power-play goal jut 38 seconds in from Matheson Iacopelli. Greenville responded with a goal at 3:01, as Smith tipped his fifth of the season into the net. Jacksonville responded with a pair of goals from Brendan Harris (5:01) and Garrett Van Wyhe (10:44) to close the gap to just one goal. Greenville earned its insurance at 14:46, as Josh McKechney netted his sixth of the season. 
 

W: Ingham

L: Houser


With the win, the Swamp Rabbits improve to 11-2-0-0, while the Icemen fall to 4-5-2-0. Greenville's win is the team's sixth in seven games over a nine day stretch and lifts the Swamp Rabbits to first place in the Eastern Conference.

The Swamp Rabbits remain on the road and travel to Gas South Arena in Duluth, Georgia on Wednesday, November 22, for a 7 p.m meeting with the Atlanta Gladiators. 

Swamp Rabbits Single-Game tickets, Full Season, and Half Season Tickets for the 2023-24 season are on sale now at SwampRabbits.com or by calling (864) 674-7825.

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