RAPID CITY, SD - The visiting Idaho Steelheads came away with a decisive 6-1 victory Wednesday night to start the three-game series against the Rapid City Rush
The Wichita Thunder joined the ECHL in 2014 after their previous home, the Central Hockey League, folded the year prior. Wichita then played in the ECHL’s Central Division for three seasons before coming over to the Mountain Division in 2017. With all the movement in recent years, it’s no surprise that the Thunder have never played the Idaho Steelheads in Boise. That all changed Friday night…and lo, a divisional rivalry was born.
The Rapid City Rush found themselves in another deep hole heading into the 3rd period but their late surge wasn't enough as they fall to the Idaho Steelheads 5-2 on Wednesday night.
On Friday night, the Idaho Steelheads lost a hard fought battle with the Utah Grizzles on a last-minute goal. Come Saturday evening, Idaho triumphed over Utah with in an equally scrappy battle against the Grizzles. What a difference a day makes.
BOISE, ID - Idaho would be okay with never playing against the “Ryans of Utah” again. Ryan Misiak, Ryan Olsen, and Ryan Walters have been the only Grizzles skaters to put up goals in the past three games against the Steelheads.
BOISE, ID - If any player personified Idaho’s Friday and Saturday night games against the Tulsa Oilers, captain Jefferson Dahl would be your five-foot, ten-inch tall manifestation.
BOISE, ID - Drive. Grit. Determination. Call it what you will, the Idaho Steelheads exhibited the will to win Wednesday night after falling behind early at home against the Tulsa Oilers.
Behind every sports team's television and radio broadcasts, there is a commentator that carries the action to the viewers & listeners at home in a unique and punctual way. For the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads, that voice is none other than Brian McCormack.
The Americans kept their streak alive, score first, win the game, which now stands at 7-0.
The visiting Idaho Steelheads took full advantage of officiating miscues to rally for a 3-2 victory over the Rapid City Rush Saturday night and securing the weekend sweep.