|Weekly Sunday Slapshot|
|Sunday, 17 February 2013 15:14|
He was picked up by Fort Worth where Snowden has scored 21 goals in 26 games. It's been that kind of year for Rapid City. In an attempt to jump start a sputtering offense coach Ferras made another move this week when he signed Dan Gender. Gendur was seventh in the CHL in scoring last year while playing for Rio Grande Valley and that will start off this weeks Sunday Slapshot.
The boys got the week started on Tuesday as they hosted one of the league's best team, the Wichita Thunder. Around four thousand fans were on hand to see the Rush score two unanswered goals, one in the third period and the game winner in overtime, en route to a 2-1 overtime win.
Tim Boron was out of his mind as he stopped a season high 48 of 49 shots on goal. Jesse Schultz and Damian Surma accounted for the Rush goals. On Friday the boys were in Quad City where a fluky goal tied the game in the third period and the Rush made it stand in a shoot out.
Boron was once again brilliant between the pipes, especially in the shoot out where he stopped 8 of 9 would be goals.
Saturday night wasn't so good. Boron got lit up like a roman candle by the Bloomington Blaze before giving way to Danny Battochio. The offense chipped in four goals in the game which was the first time they had scored more than two goals in regulation in almost two weeks.
Your current CHL standings look like this. Allen retakes the top spot. The Americans have won three of their last four games. Fort Worth is sitting in second place with 65 points, Wichita, Denver and Missouri round out the top five.
After winning two of their last three games the Rush are in sixth place, one point out of fifth and two points out of fourth. Bloomington is right on their heels with 52 points and Arizona would be your eight seed if the playoffs were to begin today. Quad City and Tulsa round out the bottom half of the league.
Let's take a look at what's ahead for the Rush. The boys are still out on the road and they will make the same trip they just made last week. On Tuesday they're in Quad City looking to stuff the Mallards before hitting the road again to play in Bloomington on Wednesday night. Both games will start at 7:05.
There's no rest for the weary. Rapid City gets one day off to travel home and then they're back at it again with Bloomington. The league's highest scoring team is in town on Friday and Saturday night for a weekend double header.