Rush Riding a Four-Game Winning Streak

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There's no question that the Rapid City Rush got off to a slow start this season, dropping their first six games.
But now five weeks later, things are looking up for coach Mark DeSantis and his team.
The Rapid City Rush just wrapped up a three-game road trip in which they beat the Tulsa Oilers and the Allen Americans.
Overall, the Rush have won four in a row and six out of their last 10 games.
Lindsay Sparks has been very productive for the Rush and is currently second in the league with 23 points.
Coach DeSantis says with a young team, it was only a matter of time before things started to click.

Rush head coach Mark DeSantis says, "I think making little changes here and there definitely helps with our team. You need a little bit of experience and it takes time. Obviously we didn't want the start that we wanted but it takes time when you have a young team. And you need great goaltending to have that confidence that the guys going to make a big save when you need him to make that big save. We've gotten it in the last four games."

The Rush return home to host Colorado this Wednesday before visiting the Eagles on Friday and Saturday.

Coach DeSantis says, "We just need to keep playing hard and we're going to get our power plays with a team like that. Hopefully, the referees see it and make the calls that they need to make. Then we'll beat these guys up on the power plays and stuff like that. But we can play against anybody in the league."


Mountain Division standings as of November 21.

     Team                                  points

1.  Idaho Steelheads                  20

2.  Colorado Eagles                   19

3.  Alaska Aces                         17

4.  Utah Grizzlies                       15

5.  Allen Americans                    14

6.  Rapid City Rush                   13

7.  Missouri Mavericks               13

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