Rush Hockey team hosts first event since season cancellation last spring
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rush Hockey Team hosted their first sanctioned event since canceling the remainder of their season last spring.
Saturday wasn’t a hockey game, but hopefully a sign of a great season with members of the public coming into the Rush’s arena to buy their season tickets, while checking out merchandise and old gear for sale. Guests had the option to choose where they want to sit for the season that may not start until after December 4th.
“We need revenue and we need fans in the stands and also the players, you’ve got to think about them,” said Rapid City Rush Head Coach, Daniel Tetrault. “I really feel bad for them they’ve been out since March and they are anxious to get going.”
The Rush are discussing the start of the season with the National Hockey League and American Hockey League. Many of the Rush players are affiliated with the leagues, so to best accommodate the players, who would otherwise be playing 100 games this season if they started earlier, the season is most likely starting after the fourth.