Rush Return Home After Tough Road Trip

After going 1-3 on their recent road trip, the Rapid City Rush are glad to be back at home this weekend to take on their arch rivals, the Colorado Eagles.
The Rush have reached the halfway point of the regular season and are currently third place in the West Division with a record of 17-16-2-1.     
Overall, the Rush are one point behind Indy for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
During the second half of the season, Rapid City head coach Joe Ferras says he’d like to see his team put more pucks in the net.

Joe Ferras says, "We got the skill set in here. We’ve got to find a way to get our power play going. We’ve got to find a way on five on five to get goals because it’s not lack of chances and it’s lack of quality chances. We just have to find a way here. Get the combinations going. This is a big opportunity for a lot of guys the last 36 games here to step it up. Our young guys and our guys that are second and third year pros. We want to all hit the reset button."

Meanwhile, the Rush reached another milestone on Sunday as Joe Ferras coached his 500th game for Rapid City.
During his time with the Rush, Ferras has recorded 271 victories and led the Rush to a CHL title in 2010.

Ferras says, "It’s hard to believe it’s been eight seasons already. It’s a tremendous organization. You see all the quality players that have gone through here and the quality people that we’ve put through here. We’re very proud of that. You go to work. You do your job and you hope at the end of the day, your prepare the guys well enough that we come out with wins and have success. Fortunately, we’ve been one of the most successful teams the last seven years in both the CHL and the ECHL. So we’re very proud of what we’ve done here and very proud of what we’ve done in the community."

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