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Monumental Night for the Rush

December 21, 2013 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Denver Cutthroats News Release

Denver - The Denver Cutthroats hosted the Rapid City Rush for the second night in the two-game series on Saturday, December 21 at the Denver Coliseum. The Rush defeated the Cutthroats 6-5 to earn the outright record for most consecutive road wins in CHL history.

The game started off quick with a goal from Winston Day Chief who picked up a loose puck from behind the net and scored unassisted to give the Rush a 1-0 lead. On the power play less than two minutes later, with a pass from Garett Bembridge at the circle, Daniel Barczuk (Bembridge, Troy Schwab) fired a shot past Rapid City's Tim Boron to tie the score 1-1. Denver's Garett Bembridge was able to sound the siren on a 3-on-1 breakaway to give the Cutthroats the lead. Rapid City retaliated with a goal from Jesse Schultz (Day Chief) to once again tie the score and end the first period 2-2.

In the second period of play, Rapid City's Scott Brannon (Sean Erickson, Austin Mayer) scored on Denver's Kent Patterson to give the Rush a 3-2 lead. Denver's Troy Schawb (Bembridge, Barczuk) returned the favor to even the score at 3 and set the stage for an exciting third period.

It appeared to be deja vu when Rapid City's Winston Day Chief scored off a loose puck from behind the net to give the Rush the lead 4-3. Shortly after, Konrad Reeder (Day Chief, Erickson) pushed the Rush lead to 5-3. Aaron MacKenzie (T.J. Fox) started the Cutthroats comeback while playing 4-on-4. On the same 4-on-4, Matt Glasser (Nick Schneider, Fox) tied the game at 5. Jesse Schultz (Erickson, Day Chief) scored the game-winning goal for the Rush to give them the 6-5 victory and seize the CHL road victory record.

The Denver Cutthroats will head to Prescott, Arizona to face the Arizona Sundogs for a three-game set on Friday, December 27, Saturday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 31. The Cutthroats will head to the mountains for the team's inaugural Colorado Tour to host a series of home games in Aspen and Vail this January.

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