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Bednard Named Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week

January 5, 2021 - ECHL (ECHL) - Greenville Swamp Rabbits News Release


GREENVILLE, S.C. - Greenville Swamp Rabbits goaltender Ryan Bednard is the recipient of the Warrior Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week award for Dec. 28-Jan. 3.

With 25 stops on 26 shots, Bednard helped the Swamp Rabbits to a 3-1 victory on New Year's Day over the South Carolina Stingrays. The Macomb Township, Michigan native has allowed two goals or less in three of his four starts this season.

Bednard is 2-1-1 this season in four appearances with a 2.42 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. The Florida Panthers goaltending prospect debuted last season with the Swamp Rabbits and appeared in 24 games with Greenville in addition to eight American Hockey League appearances with the Springfield Thunderbirds.

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound goaltender debuted in the AHL with Springfield on Jan. 17, 2020 and made 36 saves on 37 shots in a 4-1 win at Syracuse. Two weeks later, Bednard earned his first AHL shutout on Feb. 1, 2020 versus the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Prior to turning pro, Bednard appeared in 68 career games at Bowling Green State University where he posted an overall record of 39-19-8 with seven shutouts.

The Greenville Swamp Rabbits return to action tomorrow night at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The Swamp Rabbits will welcome the Wheeling Nailers to the Upstate for the first time this season. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Ticket information is available online at SwampRabbits.com.


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