Rapid City celebrates Hockey Day South Dakota

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RAPID CITY S.D. (KEVN TV) - For the second year, "Hockey Day South Dakota" has brought fans to the Civic Center to watch the Rushmore Thunder play in the afternoon and the Rush in the evening.

For some of the Rushmore Thunder players, this will be the first time to play a game on the same ice as the ECHL team, the Rush.

For one Thunder varsity senior, he says he's grown up watching the Rush, and to be in the same arena as the professional team, is a great feeling.

"We've practiced out here a couple times but this is my first game out here. It's going to be pretty fun hopefully the ice will be a lot better than what we're used to and it'll be a fun experience," says Camden Nayman the varsity center for the Rushmore Thunder.