A busy offseason for the Rapid City Rush

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The offseason is a busy time for any team, as general managers and coaches work to assemble their squads for the upcoming season.

For the Rapid City Rush, this offseason has been no different.

The Rush missed the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. But team officials are optimistic about the upcoming season.

The Rush recently completed a trade with Manchester for third-year defenseman, Rob Hamilton. Plus, the team can start signing players on June 16.

The Rush have several promotional events planned for next season including a Rapid City Thrillers night in March.

Also, the Rush will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Rapid City Rush championship team during their home-opening weekend on October 25.

Team president, Todd Mackin continues to stress the importance of finding the right mix of players, as well as, winning.

“That’s what I’m trying to stress to sponsors, season ticket holders, fan base, everybody in this community that we’re going to do things the right way,” Rush President Todd Mackin said. “We’re going to give it every thing we got. All the energy we possibly can give towards this and see where we go from there. Then at the end of the year, look back and be proud of the effort that we put towards this. That’s not only on the ice but certainly off the ice.”

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