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Gavin Bechtol Named Head Equipment Manager

September 19, 2018 - (RAPID CITY, SD) - The Rapid City Rush announced today Gavin Bechtol has been named the Head Equipment Manager of the Rush for the 2018-19 ECHL season. Bechtol is the fifth Equipment Manager in team history, and takes over for Patrick Dolan, who, after two seasons on the Rush bench, was promoted to the American Hockey League as the Assistant Equipment Manager of the Syracuse Crunch, AHL affiliate of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning. Bechtol comes to the Rush after completing a season in the SPH... Full Story

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Tarasuk Joins Rush Blue Line

September 14, 2018 - (RAPID CITY, SD) - The Rapid City Rush announced today that veteran defenseman Steven Tarasuk has joined the Rush for the upcoming 2018-19 ECHL season. Tarasuk comes to the Rush after playing in Germany's third division last season with the Saale Bulls Halle. The 5'10", 180-pound defenseman was 11 points shy of a point-per-game pace last season, registering 7 goals, 25 assists, and 32 points in 43 games, while also adding another goal and 2 assists for 3 points in 4 playoff games. Tarasuk c... Full Story

Pierre-Luc Mercier Joins Rush

September 12, 2018 - (RAPID CITY, SD) - The Rapid City Rush announced today that forward Pierre-Luc Mercier has been signed to a contract for the 2018-19 ECHL season. At the end of the 2017-18 ECHL season, the Rush traded veteran forward Kenton Miller to the Adirondack Thunder in exchange for Andrew Radjenovic and future considerations. Both teams completed the deal earlier this offseason, resulting in the Rush receiving Pierre-Luc Mercier to complete the transaction. Mercier just completed his rookie season o... Full Story

Baer Returns for Next Season

August 27, 2018 - (RAPID CITY, SD) - The Rapid City Rush announced today that rookie forward Alec Baer has rejoined the Rush for his first full professional season in the 2018-19 campaign. Baer came to the Rush last season following the conclusion of his major-junior career in the WHL. The 5'11", 180-pound forward played in the final 8 games of the season in the Black Hills, and earned 3 goals, 3 assists, and 6 points in his first professional action. Baer made his professional debut with the Rush on March... Full Story

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