History. On August 26, 2015, the team announced that it had officially rebranded itself as the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Welcome to the Fan Page of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits Hop Shop!! Swamp Rabbit in the news! This website uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Greenville was shutout in games one and two in Reading. While in front of home fans, the Road Warriors won game five by a score of 4–1 and three nights later, shutout the Nailers 4–0 in game six to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cincinnati Cyclones. © 2018 Copyright by the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and the ECHL. Reading would go on to win the Kelly Cup, making 2012–13 the second straight season the Road Warriors would be eliminated by the eventual league champions. The Swamp Rabbits team staff is still working out details for the season on themed nights and crowd interaction activities. [18] The season was curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic with Swamp Rabbits in a playoff position for the first time since 2017, but the playoffs were cancelled. The next season, the franchise became one of the founding members of the East Coast Hockey League, which would be rebranded as the ECHL in 2003. This past Saturday the new Greenville Swamp Rabbits mascot was revealed at Haywood Mall, where the children’s area has a brand new look thanks to our hometown hockey team! However, after going 26–14–4 in the first half of the season the team struggled during the second half and went 10–13–4. Aside from the first few weeks of the season, the team did not peak over a .500 winning percentage until the second weekend in January. During the 2012 playoffs, the Road Warriors' owners, Neil Smith and Steve Posner, sold the franchise to a local ownership group led by Fred Festa and his Chestnut Street Sports LLC. The team was renamed to the Swamp Rabbits to strengthen the team's ties to Greenville. The Road Warriors then took on the Wheeling Nailers, splitting the first two games at the BI-LO Center. Item Information. The name Swamp Rabbits was a local name of the Greenville and Northern Railway that began operations in 1920. The ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbits already own our favorite logo in all of sports, and now they’re mixing hockey with one of our all-time loves: video games. The … The series began with the teams splitting games and was evened at two games apiece to even the series going into game five. Stomper is the best rabbit in the entire world, and he will bring smiles and laughter to all that come into contact with him. Search at Ticketmaster.com, the number one source for concerts, sports, arts, theater, theatre, broadway shows, family event tickets on online. 8 talking about this. From February 8 through March 28, the Road Warriors earned a 16–4–0 record, putting them in playoff contention. Two days later, it was confirmed previous reports that the Chiefs would relocate, pending approval by Greenville's arena board and the ECHL's board of governors. Greenville never led during regulation, but Brendan Connolly scored the game tying goal with 23 seconds left in the third period to force overtime. South Carolina outshot Greenville 34-32 on the evening. Looking for tickets for 'greenville swamp rabbits'? You can book Stomper for your next special occasion! After losing a reported $100,000 per year and facing an expensive rent posted by their arena's new owners, the Chiefs began taking offers to … [11][12] The first season of the Swamp Rabbits and under first-year head coach Brian Gratz was 29–33–9–1. The submission of the mascot appearance form does not guarantee Stomper's appearance. Formerly known as the Road Warriors, the club rebranded to the Swamp Rabbits on August 26, 2015 in an effort to … Stomper appearances cost a flat rate of $50 for a non-profit event, and $100 for a corporate event. 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