GREENVILLE, SC – Josh Nicholls scored twice to help lead the Greenville Swamp Rabbits to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Florida Everblades on Sunday afternoon at the Bons Secours Wellness Arena
Florida got on the board first taking advantage of an early power play opportunity. After a faceoff win, Justin Agosta hurled a shot that was tipped and redirected into the net past goaltender Adam Morrison by forward Corey Cowick.
The Everblades extended their lead to 2-0 when Cowick picked up a loose puck off a rebound at the right side of the crease. Cowick flipped the puck behind Morrison for the tally. Cowick’s second of the game gave Florida a two-goal advantage heading into the first intermission.
Greenville got going in the second period at the 5:12 mark. Josh Nicholls flipped a shot from directly beside the net that hit off the body of Peters who was covering the post. The puck managed to find space and sneak into the net for the goal.
Just four minutes later, Nicholls struck again, when Jack Combs delivered a no-look backhanded pass across the low slot that found the stick of Nicholls. Nicholls shoved the puck behind Peters for the tying tally to put the score at 2-2 after two periods of play.
The two teams slugged it out in the third, but the Road Warriors would take the game on a goal by Emerson Clark at 17:05 of the final stanza. Clark batted a rebound out of mid-air that clipped over the shoulder of Peters and into the net for the goal to secure the 3-2 win for the Swamp Rabbits.
Morrison earns the win making 24 saves on 26 shots, while Peters takes the loss allowing three goals on 25 shots faced. Both Matt Marquardt and Brendan O’Donnell saw their five-game point streaks come to an end in the game,
The Everblades will return to open up a two-game home set with the South Carolina Stingrays on Wednesday (Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.) and Friday.(Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.)Promotional details listed below.
Upcoming Home Games & PromotionsWednesday, October, 28: South Carolina, at Florida, 7:30 p.m. $2 drafts, $2 wines, $2 hot dogs, all night long! Wednesday is College Night. $5 tickets with free parking to all college students who present their college ID at Germain Arena.
Friday, October 30: South Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Wear your Halloween costumes to the game. Kids in costumes will be allowed to Trick or Treat in the Suites! There will also be a costume contest.
Game Tickets: Everblades tickets may be purchased at the Florida Community Bank Box Office located at Germain Arena, or at any Ticketmaster outlet, or online atwww.ticketmaster.com
Discounted Group Tickets: Bring your group of 10 or more to a game at a discounted price, and also receive an Everblades souvenir! Group tickets are available for all home games. For more information on group tickets, call 239-948-7825.
Full and Partial Season Ticket Packages: We off full and partial season ticket plans that will save your money and fit your budget and schedule. . For more information, call 239-948-7825, or stop by the team's main office located at Germain Arena from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans may also stop by our sales tables located in the concourse at Everblades games. .
The Everblades are the proud ECHL affiliateof the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes###