Rush return home looking to snap losing streak
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush return home this week hoping to snap a six-game losing streak.
In fact, the Rush will kick off a three-game series against the Allen Americans starting on Wednesday night.
Rapid City opened the season back on December 11 with a 6-4 win over the Utah Grizzlies.
Since then, the Rush have lost six straight.
Rush head coach Daniel Tetrault says this upcoming eight-game home stand will give his team a chance to reset.
“What I told the guys is it’s a clean slate,” Daniel Tetrault said. “It’s a 0-0 record. Don’t think about the six losses in a row. We’re at home here. Let’s think that it’s the home opener Wednesday coming up here and go from there and take it one shift, one game at a time. That’s a the thinking. That’s the mentality we have. I’m not worried at all and I know the guys aren’t worried. We have a great team and we believe in ourselves and we’re going to get this turned around.”
The Rush are gearing up to host the Allen Americans with games on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The Americans are the top team in the Mountain Division with a 6-2 record.
The Americans swept the Rush in a two-game series nearly three weeks ago in Allen, Texas.
“You can’t make mistakes against them,” Tetrault said. “They’ve got some scoring depth up front and great defense. They always stacked up with great players. So you have to be good defensively and you can’t make mistakes against them. But we have to focus on our game like I said with a full lineup. We’ll get things turned around. But it’s one shift, one game at a time and we’re very excited to play Allen.”
The puck will drop at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.