Rapid City Rush clicking at the right time

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush has had their fair share of struggles earlier this season.

But since March 6, the Rush have been one of the hottest teams in the league winning eight out of their last 10 games.

The Rush recently won two out three games against the Allen Americans and now improve to 20-19-2-1 on the season.

The Rush will host the Wichita Thunder on Friday and Saturday.

So far this season, the Rush are 3-4 against the Thunder.

But the Rush’s top line is really starting to find their groove.

Tyler Coulter leads the team with 42 points this season followed by Peter Quenneville with 38 and Avery Peterson with 30.

Rush head coach Daniel Tetrault hopes his team can continue their winning ways this weekend.

“It’s been fun to watch,” Rush head coach Daniel Tetrault said. “Fun to coach. Guys are clicking on all cylinders. They’ve really built some chemistry on and off the ice like I said earlier. We’re healthy now. Guys got their legs. They’ve got their lungs. We’ve got the line combination set. It just seems like they’re working hard for each other. It’s really a group that are tight knit off the ice, as well, and that’s relating to on-ice product right now.”

This Saturday, April 3 is “Rush Gives Back Night,” in conjunction with the team’s annual “Teddy Bear Toss.”

The Rush has set the price of every ticket, regardless of location, for the April 3 game against Wichita to $25.

From each ticket sold, $5 will go into a fund and will then be donated to four partners: Boys and Girls Clubs of the Black Hills, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Fork Real Cafe’ and Special Olympics South Dakota.

Black Hills Energy will match up to $10,000 of the funds raised during the game.


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