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EARLY COMEBACK LEADS RAPID CITY TO THEIR 8TH STRAIGHT WIN

Saturday, November 9th
EARLY COMEBACK LEADS RAPID CITY TO THEIR 8TH STRAIGHT WIN

(RAPID CITY, SD) – Friday night marked the return of hockey to the Black Hills, as the Rapid City Rush would continue their series against the Arizona Sundogs in Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The Rush put their undefeated record on the line against the Sundogs for the fourth consecutive game, and would come back early in the game, ultimately winning 3-2 over the Sundogs. Justin Faryna would spark a comeback in the first, capped off by Konrad Reeder’s game-winner in the second period.

The Sundogs took an early jump on Rapid City for the third game in a row, scoring first and scoring within the first two minutes. Ian Schultz would deflect a Justin Pender shot from the point past Rush goaltender Tim Boron to give Arizona an early 1-0 lead. Reminiscent of last Saturday’s contest, Arizona would extend their lead to 2-0, as former Rush forward Damian Surma would bury a power play goal off of passes from Ian Schultz and Kevin Baker with 9:14 left in the first. However, also reminiscent of last Saturday night, Rapid City would storm back. Justin Faryna would extend his goal scoring streak to three games as he took advantage of calamity of front of the net to bury a Kyle Stroh pass by Arizona goaltender Andrew Engelege to cut the deficit in half to 2-1 with 7:25 left in the first period. As the period came to a close, Rapid City would tie the game on a bomb fired by Ryan Palmer with 1:13 left in the first frame, and avert danger going into the locker room.

The second period would the remainder of the game take shape. Momentum was clearly in favor of the Rush, and it showed in every aspect of their game. As if coming back to tie the game wasn’t enough, the Rush would break the tie win 5:27 left in the second period. Reigning Oakley/CHL Player of the Week Konrad Reeder would score his eighth goal on the season on a breakaway following a Jesse Schultz pass (2 assists), to give the Rush a 3-2 lead. With a scoreless final period, and a stellar showing by Tim Boron in net, Rapid City would hang on to win their eighth straight to start the year, and remain one of the last two undefeated teams in the league.

Tim Boron stopped 27 of 29 shots thrown his way in picking up his seventh consecutive win of the season (7-0-0, 1.68 GAA, .947 sv%). Jesse Schultz would extend his assist and point streaks to four games with two assists on the night. Justin Faryna, also extended his goal and point streaks to three games. With the loss, the Sundogs have now lost six games in a row, with four of those losses coming to the Rush. Both teams are back at it tomorrow night as they faceoff for the fifth consecutive time this season.

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Season tickets for the 2013-14 season are available now by calling the Rush office at 716-7825.

Join Mark Binetti, “Voice of the Rush”, and Head Coach/GM Joe Ferras for “The Rush Hour with Head Coach Joe Ferras”, sponsored by Miller Lite on Monday, November 11th. Show starts at 6 PM at H2O Bar and Grill, and will be broadcast on 100.3 The FOX, the official radio home for your Rapid City Rush.

Stay informed on Rush happenings through the official Rapid City Rush team website, www.RapidCityRush.com, and the Rapid City Rush mobile app, available on iTunes and GooglePlay

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