Rapid City Rush Hockey
In 2008, The Monument became home to the Rapid City Rush. The team began playing in the Central Hockey League, and became the seventh team to ever win the CHL Championship in just its second year of operation when they accomplished the feat in 2010. Since 2014, the Rush have played in the ECHL, the “Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League”, headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada. As one of the primary development leagues for National Hockey League players, the Rush are the proud to serve as the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes. Throughout five seasons as an affiliated team, the Rush have promoted five players that have gone on to play in the NHL and make their debuts with the Coyotes.
The Rush regular season spans from October to April and the team holds various specialty nights from military appreciation games, to an annual “School Day Game” to promote learning and reading, and an annual cancer awareness game, with other themes scattered in between. The cancer awareness game, branded “Rush Fights Cancer Night”, has helped raise over $300,000 for the Monument Health Foundation for various cancer fighting, cancer research, and patient comfort needs over the last 13 seasons that all stays locally in our community.
To purchase tickets or look for upcoming games please see the schedule below. To inquire about sponsorship, or set up group outings and community appearances, call the Rush office at (605) 716-7825.