Year Five for the Rapid City Rush, dubbed the "Year of the Fan" ended the same way it began:
A standing ovation of a supporting fanbase for their hometown team.
The ending wasn't what anyone hoped for or was expecting but this season was definitely a rollercoaster of highs and lows.
The Rush came into Game 6 on a 3-game losing streak after notching wins during the first two games of the series.
And the one night delay due to a blizzard that covered the Black Hills only futhered the Mavs determination to finish this series before the Rush regained their composure.
They showed it on the ice by jumping out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Tochkin and Thinel midway in the 1st period.