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PHOTOS: Allen Americans vs. Rapid City Rush – Jan 6-9, 2021

PHOTOS: Allen Americans vs. Rapid City Rush – Jan 6-9, 2021

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Rush returned to the friendly confines of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center for a three-game series against the division-leading Allen Americans.

Amid the current pandemic, crowd levels have not seemed to suffer much in Rapid City. Wednesday’s contest saw 1,892 in attendance while Friday’s and Saturday’s games each saw significant jumps: 3,182 and 4,213 respectively.

Fans in attendance for this series were treated to numerous brawls, including the Saturday finale that saw 23 total infractions for 77 total penalty minutes between each club.  The middle frame saw the most action as 20 of those penalties occurred in the 2nd period, with 14 of those penalties taking place in the first ten minutes.

It was a close series as the Rush took the mid-week game by a score of 3-2 but fell 4-2 in each of the remaining two games.  The final goals for the Americans in both contests were of the empty-netter variety.

Up Next:

Rapid City Rush: Three-game series at home against the Tulsa Oilers, starting Friday night

Allen Americans: Three-game series at home against the Wichita Thunder, starting Friday night

Here are our highlights from this three-game tilt:

Mike Crook is a photographer and vlogger covering the Rapid City Rush for The Sin Bin. Follow and interact with him on Twitter @SinBinRush.

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