It will be a big night tomorrow for a Rush legend and fans of the club as former goaltender Danny Battochio will have his number 30 retired and hung from the rafters, joining Scott Wray as the only players in franchise history to be so honored.
The ceremony will take place prior to tomorrow night's 7:05 puck drop against Quad City.
Battochio was the CHL Rookie of the Year while helping lead the Rush to the CHL Championship in 2010. Battochio never had a losing season and held 27 different team records at the time of his retirement, including most wins and most games played.
Battochio said, "Pretty exciting for me and its quite the honor, too. I never really thought you'd see a day like this in my career or any hockey career. It's quite the accomplishment. I'm really just truly honored to be going through a ceremony like that and to be recognized like that."
Daniel Tetrault said, "Danny is well deserved for having his jersey retired. I played with Danny and he's a great human being, does a lot for the community and the organization. It's going to be a great night and we look to win that game as well and finish strong."
The Rush will have reinforcements Friday and Saturday as the Iowa Wild assigned forwards Jack Walker and Pavel Jenys back to Rapid City and Rapid City added four new forwards in Willem Nong-Lambert, Mitch Nardi, Aaron Boyd, and Adam Marsh.