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RUSH PLAYOFF PRIMER: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Wednesday, April 2nd
RUSH PLAYOFF PRIMER: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

(RAPID CITY, SD) – For the fifth consecutive year, the Rapid City Rush earned a spot in the playoff field to battle for the Ray Miron President’s Cup Championship. The first round is quickly approaching, so with that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about the opening round:

The Opponent: The Quad City Mallards

Rank: 5th

Record: 33-23-10, 76 Points

This could be the closest and most entertaining series of the first round, given how close the matchup is in the CHL playoff bracket. The 4-seed/5-seed showdown features the Rush and the Mallards picking up from where they left off after the conclusion of their head-to-head set. Both teams finished their regular season series with 3-2-1 records, a dead-even split down the middle. Each game was extremely tight, with only one game decided by more than two goals. Power play goals came at a premium for either side, as only two goals on the man-advantage were scored in the entire set, both of them coming from the Mallards. The goaltending matchup showcases two of the best goaltenders in the CHL in All-Rookie goaltender Ty Rimmer for the Mallards, and 30-win goaltender and Goaltender of the Year finalist Tim Boron for the Rush.

The Schedule

All times Mountain

Game 1-Friday, April 4th, 7:05 PM at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Game 2-Saturday April 5th, 7:05 PM at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Game 3-Wednesday April 9th, 6:05 PM at iWireless Center

Game 4-Friday April 11th, 6:05 PM at iWireless Center

Game 5*-Saturday April 12th, 6:05 PM at iWireless Center

Game 6*-Tuesday April 15th, 7:05 PM at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

Game 7*-Wednesday April 16th, 7:05 PM at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

*-if necessary

The Roster

The following are the players that will lead the Rush onto the ice in their quest for a second CHL Championship:

Forwards: #7 Winston Day Chief, #10 Jesse Schultz (A), #11 Jared Brown, #17 Scott Wray (C), #18 Justin Faryna, #19 Anthony Perdicaro, #21 Konrad Reeder, #23 Eric Giosa, #27 Kevin Harvey, #72 Scott Brannon, #91 Kyle Stroh

Defensemen: #6 Riley Weselowski (A), #15 Brett Kostolansky, #24 Bobby Preece, #29 Justin Sawyer, #41 Ryan Palmer, #44 Tristin Llewellyn, #51 Sean Erickson

Goaltenders: #31 Tim Boron, #33 Wayne Savage

Amateurs: #4 Reid Campbell (D), #71 Patrick Divjak (F)

Injured Reserve: Justin Faryna (OUT-Round 1)

Other Rush News:

Round One tickets are on sale now! Come cheer on the Rush as they take on the Quad City Mallards in the opening round for the Ray Miron President’s Cup Playoffs! Call the Rush office at 716-7825 for details.

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 Google Play.

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