RAPID CITY, SD — The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, announced the home schedule for the 2018-19 ECHL season.
Full Season Ticket Memberships (36 games) are on sale now. Call the Rush office at 716-7825 to secure yours today. More information regarding partial season packages will be revealed at a later date.
Highlights of the 2018-19 home schedule include the following:
- After opening the season on the road, the Rush will begin their 11th campaign defending home ice in the Black Hills on October 20th against the Kansas City Mavericks. This is the first time since the 2015-16 ECHL season that the Rush will host the Mavericks.
- There will be 13 Friday home games, 14 Saturday games, 6 Wednesday night games, 2 Sunday games, and 1 Monday night game.
- The only Monday night game on the slate is a New Year’s Eve Showdown against the Idaho Steelheads, marking the 10th time in the team’s 11 seasons they’ll play on the final day of the calendar year. It will be their 7th home game on the holiday as well.
- For the first time in team history, the Rush will welcome the Florida Everblades and Atlanta Gladiators from the South Division to Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
- The longest home-stand this season is 6 games from November 21st against Idaho to December 1st against Utah. There are three different home-stands of 5 games from October 20th vs Kansas City to October 28th vs Allen, December 21st vs Wichita to New Year’s Eve vs Idaho, and January 11th vs Tulsa to January 19th vs Florida.
- For the first time since the 2015-16 ECHL season, the Rush will welcome back the Fort Wayne Komets.
- The Idaho Steelheads will make the most appearances in Rushmore Plaza Civic Center with 8 games, followed by Utah (6), Wichita and Kansas City (4 each), Allen, Florida, Fort Wayne, and Atlanta (3 each), and Tulsa (twice).
- Of the 36 Rush home games, 27 will be played against Mountain Division rivals.
- There is only one “three-in-three” on home ice (vs Allen October 26th, 27th, and 28th).
2018-19 Home Season Schedule:
OCTOBER (5 Games)
1) Saturday, October 20th vs Kansas City (HOME OPENER)
2) Sunday, October 21st vs Kansas City
3) Friday, October 26th vs Allen
4) Saturday, October 27th vs Allen
5) Sunday, October 28th vs Allen
NOVEMBER (8 Games)
6) Wednesday, November 7th vs Fort Wayne
7) Friday, November 9th vs Fort Wayne
8) Saturday, November 10th vs Fort Wayne
9) Wednesday, November 21st vs Idaho (THANKSGIVING WEEK)
10) Friday, November 23rd vs Idaho (THANKSGIVING WEEK)
11) Saturday, November 24th vs Idaho (THANKSGIVING WEEK)
12) Wednesday, November 28 vs Utah
13) Friday, November 30th vs Utah
DECEMBER (6 Games)
14) Saturday, December 1st, vs Utah
15) Friday, December 21st vs Wichita (WEEKEND BEFORE CHRISTMAS)
16) Saturday, December 22nd vs Wichita (WEEKEND BEFORE CHRISTMAS)
17) Friday, December 28th vs Idaho
18) Saturday, December 29th vs Idaho
19) Monday, December 31st vs Idaho (NEW YEARS EVE)
JANUARY (5 Games)
20) Friday, January 11th vs Tulsa
21) Saturday, January 12th vs Tulsa
22) Wednesday, January 16th vs Florida
23) Friday, January 18th vs Florida
24) Saturday, January 19th vs Florida
FEBRUARY (5 Games)
25) Friday, February 8th vs Wichita
26) Saturday, February 9th vs Wichita
27) Wednesday, February 20th vs Atlanta
28) Friday, February 22nd vs Atlanta
29) Saturday, February 23rd vs Atlanta
MARCH (5 Games)
30) Wednesday, March 6th vs Utah
31) Friday, March 8th vs Utah
32) Saturday, March 9th vs Utah
33) Friday, March 22nd vs Idaho
34) Saturday, March 23rd vs Idaho
APRIL (2 Games)
35) Friday, April 5th vs Kansas City
36) Saturday, April 6th vs Kansas City (FINAL HOME GAME, AND FINAL GAME OF REGULAR SEASON)
For more information on the Rush schedule, call the office at 716-7825, or head to www.rapidcityrush.com.
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