GAME PREVIEW: SC Stingrays at Greenville Swamp Rabbits
The South Carolina Stingrays continue their 2022-23 campaign tonight as they head to Greenville to complete a home-and-home series with the in-state rivals, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. The Stingrays ride a four-game win streak into tonight’s contest.
LAST TIME OUTThe Stingrays came from behind to beat the Greenville Swamp Rabbits in overtime by a final score of 4-3 on Friday night. Michael Kim and Chaz Reddekopp tallied goals in the second frame before Josh Wilkins’ marker in the third evened the score at three goals apiece. Bear Hughes netted the game-winner just over a minute and a half into overtime.
ALL-TIME SERIESSouth Carolina has an overall record of 90-47-16-11 in 164 all-time regular-season meetings with the Swamp Rabbits. This season, the two teams will square off a total of 10 times with the Stingrays winning two of the first three battles. The teams will square off in Greenville for the third time this season tonight.
THE COMEBACK KIDSFor the second time in the last week, South Carolina has had to come from behind to beat their opponent. Last night was the first time this season that the Stingrays have tallied two points when they enter the third period trailing. Josh Wilkins’ marker in the third period was his first even strength goal of the season.
DISCIPLINARY CONSEQUENCESA key point of emphasis for the Stingrays needs to be staying disciplined tonight against Greenville. Despite killing off 12 straight penalties heading into last night’s contest, the Swamp Rabbits made the Stingrays pay for undisciplined play. South Carolina outplayed Greenville while at even strength, but the Rabbits power play netted two of their three goals in the game.
BEARS, BEATS, BATTLESTAR GALACTICABear Hughes continues a stellar rookie campaign, netting a goal and picking up an assist in last night’s game. Hughes’ 11th goal of the year ties him with Carter Turnbull atop the leaderboard for goals scored this season with South Carolina. Hughes is also the first Stingray to surpass 20 points this year, adding nine assists to his 11 tallies.
Upcoming 5-Game ScheduleSouth Carolina at Atlanta – Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.Savannah at South Carolina – Saturday, December 17 at 6:05 p.m.Greenville at South Carolina – Sunday, December 18 at 3:05 p.m.South Carolina at Atlanta – Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m.South Carolina at Savannah – Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m.
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