GAME #14 vs. Kansas City
23.11.22 | Monument Ice Arena | 19:05
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LAST HOUR: The Rush jumped out to a 3-0 lead, allowed three consecutive overtime goals, then took the extra point with a Simon Lavigne game-winning goal as Rapid City defeated the Tulsa Oilers, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at the BOK Center. Calder Brooks scored twice and the Rush won for the fourth time in their last six games.
CHECH THE WORKHORSE: Daniil Chechelev made 38 saves on 41 shots faced in a 4-3 overtime win at Tulsa on Sunday, tying a season high in saves. Chechelev has started 10 of Rapid City’s 13 games this season and owns a 6-4-0-0 record with a 2.77 GAA and a .921 save percentage. He leads the ECHL with 326 saves and in minutes played by a goaltender with 607. His six wins are also tied for second in the ECHL.
THE BEST OF THE BEST: Hurry forward Alex Aleardi was named the ECHL Player of the Week on Tuesday. Aleardi was honored by the league after scoring two goals along with five assists and a +7 plus/minus rating in the three games against the Tulsa Oilers last week. In his first season with Rapid City, Aleardi recorded three goals and 10 assists in 13 games. He is currently on a six-game hitting streak with three goals and seven assists.
COMMERCIALIZED: On Tuesday, Rush traded ahead Tanner Schachle and future considerations to the admirals of Norfolk in exchange for a defender Carter Robertson. Rapid City also sent a goalkeeper Brad Arvanitis to the Tulsa Oilers for future consideration. Robertson played three games for the Admirals this season and had four goals and seven assists over 38 games for Norfolk last year.
THE OTHER GUYS: The Mavericks enter Wednesday’s game ranked third in the Mountain Division and have won back-to-back games. Kansas City and Rapid City have met twice this season, sharing a weekend in Rapid City on Oct. 28-29. Tristan Mullin leads the Mavericks with 11 goals and 16 points and Jeremy McKenna puts them in step in assists with 10.
TRIBES: Rush went 1-for-6 on the power play Sunday, his second straight game with a power play goal. It’s the first time Rapid City has scored power-play goals in back-to-back games since scoring in three straight to open the season…Calder Brooks had two goals both Saturday and Sunday at Tulsa. He now has six goals on the season, second most on the team.. Rush is 3-2-0-0 in five home games this season. Kansas City is 2-2-0-0 on the road.
IT FOLLOWS: The Rush and Mavericks will take Thanksgiving off before returning to work Friday night. Puck drop at The Monument Ice Arena is scheduled for 7:05 p.m