RAPID CITY, SD — The Rapid City Rush returned to the friendly confines of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for a three-game series against the division-leading Allen Americans.
Amid the current pandemic, crowd levels have not seemed to suffer much in Rapid City. Wednesday’s contest saw 1,892 in attendance while Friday’s and Saturday’s games each saw significant jumps: 3,182 and 4,213 respectively.
Fans in attendance for this series were treated to numerous brawls, including the Saturday finale that saw 23 total infractions for 77 total penalty minutes between each club. The middle frame saw the most action as 20 of those penalties occurred in the 2nd period, with 14 of those penalties taking place in the first ten minutes.
It was a close series as the Rush took the mid-week game by a score of 3-2 but fell 4-2 in the each of the remaining two games. The final goals for the Americans in both contests was an empty-netter.
Rapid City Rush: Three game series at home against the Tulsa Oilers, starting January 15th
Allen Americans: Three game series at home against the Wichita Thunder, starting January 1th
Here are our highlights from this three-game tilt: