Fuel Face Swamp Rabbits for First Time in 2019
Indy takes on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits for the first time this seasonNov 16, 2019
GAME OF FIRSTS: Saturday’s game at Greenville will be the first time Indy meets the Swamp Rabbits this season. Coming into Saturday, Indy has won three out of their last five games, most recently falling to the South Carolina Stingrays on Friday night. Greenville has won their last two games, beating Norfolk 8-1 on Friday night but has lost three out of their last five games coming into Saturday’s game.
THE MATCHUP: Both Indy and Greenville enter Saturday with the same record when getting on the board first. Each team has six wins when getting the first goal of the game. The Fuel have only met the Swamp Rabbits twice in five years as a franchise, splitting the matchups with one win each. In the second game of four games in six days, Indy will be looking to get back on the winning track after falling to South Carolina on Saturday night.
LEADING THE PACK: Bobby MacIntyre comes into Saturday with a point in each of his last three games. Scoring Indy’s second goal of the game on Saturday night, and assisting on Jake Ryczek’s first professional goal, MacIntyre has two goals and four assists in his last three games. Leading the Swamp Rabbits into Saturday night is Liam Pecararo. Pecararo has earned 10 goals and four assists in 12 games this season but has not registered a point in his last three games.
BETWEEN THE PIPES: Ryan Bednard has backstopped the Swamp Rabbits for the majority of the 2019-20 season. Appearing in 10 games for Greenville, Bednard has earned four wins and five losses, registering a 3.09 goals-against average and a .904 save percentage. In goal for the Fuel has been Chase Marchand and Charles Williams. Falling 4-3 on Friday night, Marchand was handed his third loss of the season. Chase Marchand is fourth among rookie goaltenders having earned a .258 goals-against average through five games as well as a .910 save percentage. Both Marchand and Charles Williams have split the season so far.
LOOKING AHEAD: After falling to the Stingrays on Saturday night in a seven-goal thriller, Indy will visit the Greenville Swamp Rabbits and the Atlanta Gladiators before heading to Jacksonville to face the Icemen on Wednesday. The Fuel will return home on Friday, November 22 to host the Wheeling Nailers before heading on the road to face the Cincinnati Cyclones for the fourth time this season on November 23.