RAPID CITY, SD — The Rush only got to witness the stellar acrobatics of goalie Adin Hill in person for one game this season, the home opener against the Colorado Eagles last Friday.
Today the Tucson Roadrunners, the AHL affiliate for Rapid City, announced Hill would be called up to play between the pipes in Arizona.
Hill is in his rookie season and stopped 29-of-32 shots in his lone game with Rapid City against Colorado last Friday, a 4-2 loss to their rivals from the south. Before playing in the Black Hills, Hill played four games with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL last season where he posted a 3.05 GAA and had a save percentage of .905.
Hill also spent time with the WHL playing for the Portland Winterhawks for three seasons. Over that stretch he posted a 67-38-10 record in 115 games.
Will he have the same success that Marek Langhamer had after leaving the Rush for their then-AHL affiliate Springfield last year? Langhamer played in 19 games with the Falcons after being called up and posted a 3.80 GAA and a save percentage of .883.
The Rush next play this Friday as they host a weekend series against the Quad City Mallards, who were also swept during their opening weekend. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm both Friday and Saturday nights.