GREENVILLE, SC – On a night where temperatures in New Hampshire dipped into the teens in some areas, New Hampshire’s professional hockey team found itself in a place without ice.
The Greenville (South Carolina) Swamp Rabbits were on their way to 4-2 home victory in the second game of the Monarchs multi-week road trip before the game was suspended with 5:45 left in the third period due to unsafe playing conditions.
Manchester struck first with a pair of goals in the first period, initially from Matt Buckles and then Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman’s 11th goal of the year just seconds before the period concluded.
Allan McPherson got Greenville on the board 5:15 into the second period and Branden Troock tied the contest up on an assist from McPherson just two minutes later.
McPherson would add another goal in the third period to put the Swamp Rabbits ahead, while Joe Houk added a power play goal to pad Greenville’s lead.
Manchester netminder has allowed four goals only four times this year, but two of them have come in as many days after he was pulled after ten minutes in Jacksonville on Wednesday.
Manchester (15-8-1-1) returns to Bon Secours Arena on Friday night for another matchup with Greenville after the conclusion of Thursday’s game, set to resume at 7 p.m.