Rapid City, South Dakota – The Rapid City Rush defeated the Utah Grizzlies 8-3 Saturday night at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
For the second-straight night, Utah set a season-high in shots as they outshot the Rush 56-28.
Utah outshot Rapid City 16-8 in the first, 17-12 in the second and 23-8 in the third period as the Rush once again were opportunistic against Utah a night after the Grizzlies outshot them 49-22.
Rapid City built a 3-0 lead after one as they scored on two odd-man rushes and a Utah turnover behind the net. At that point, Angus Redmond replaced Sean Maguire in goal and gave up three in the second period on ten shots as the nightmarish night continued for Utah.
Jon Puskar (9) got the Grizzlies on the board with less than a second to go in the second period as he took a setup from Kyle Thomas. Taylor Richart also picked up an assist.
Utah and Rapid City traded goals early in the third period with James Melindy (1) scoring for Utah before Austin Ortega (4) finished off the scoring with 2:50 left in regulation.
Sean Maguire reentered the game and played the third period for Utah.
Friday, January 26 is Date Night when the Grizzlies host Tulsa at 7 p.m. Date Night Packages that include two lower bowl tickets and twenty-five dollars in concession vouchers start at just forty-nine dollars or fans can take advantage of our VIP Package that includes two lower bowl tickets, two buffet dinners, dessert bar for two and Meet and Greet with Grizzlies Players second intermission; along with drawings to take part in intermission contests and Zamboni rides. Visit utahgrizzlies.com/datenight.
Guns N Hoses Night
Saturday, January 27 is Guns N Hoses Night. Local police and firefighters will be playing charity games all day before the Grizzlies play Tulsa at 7 p.m. in Specialty Jerseys that will be auctioned off live after the game for local organizations that include the Mascot Miracles Foundation, University of Utah Burn Camp and others. Ticket and Dinner packages are available for Guns N Hoses Night. Visit utahgrizzlies.com for more information.
Our next Wild Wednesdays are Wednesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 31. Wild Wednesdays include lower bowl tickets that start at $10 and free refills on 44 ounce soft drinks and one free refill on popcorn. Face-Off both nights is at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at utahgrizzlies.com/wildwednesday.