ECHL Kelly Cup to visit Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush announced Thursday that the Kelly Cup, the championship trophy for the ECHL, will be in Rapid City for the upcoming weekend series against the Atlanta Gladiators.

Rapid City is the latest stop for the Kelly Cup on a tour to eight cities.

Arriving Wednesday, March 23, appearances will be made around town, at community partners, local landmarks, and with local media. The Kelly Cup will also be set up in the concourse of The Monument Ice Arena during Rapid City’s games against Atlanta March 25-27.

The Kelly Cup has been awarded to the ECHL’s champion every season since 1997.

Rush head coach Scott Burt is one of six people to have his name on the Kelly Cup three times, as well as winning the ECHL’s most coveted prize with the Idaho Steelheads in 2004 and 2007, and again with the Alaska Aces in the final year of his playing career in 2011.

The cup will be set up at the games over the weekend for fans to have their picture taken with it.

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