Monday, March 16, 2015

We Have Moved!

We have moved our website (finally) to  Your browser should automatically re-direct you to the new site, but if it doesn't, you can click on the link above.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Winter Beach Party & New Site

Hopefully, this will be the last post you see on this site; our new site,, will be up and running very soon!

We are currently still looking for an alternate date/location for the Winter Beach Party.  Unfortunately Teddy's/Moonshiners is no longer open on Sundays.  The Elks wants almost twice the money, TREA wants an extra $175, and pretty much every place else is already booked.  Our only other alternative is to push the party back to February 2nd, which is during the Stock Show.  But, the team may not be here because they usually "stay gone" during that time.  So we're waiting to hear back from them.  Stay tuned--we will let you know!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Board Meeting Minutes

Members of the board met on Wednesday, Oct 15th at Bob and Marvina's house.  We had a cook-out as well as a listen party to listen to the Rush take on the Colorado Eagles in Colorado for their preseason game.  Below is the link to the minutes from the meeting.  Our next board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Nov 22nd at 5:30pm in the Party Room at BWW to watch the RUSH on the road.  All members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Board Minutes 10.15.14

Monday, October 6, 2014

Board Minutes and General Membership Meeting Minutes from 9.21.14

The board and general membership met on 9/21/14 at Wendy's on Mountain View here in Rapid City.  During the general membership meeting, Coach Ferras and Coach Desantis joined us to talk about the upcoming year.  As excitement builds before the drop of the puck, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletters to make sure you are in on all the latest news regarding "R" boys and "R" team.

Our next membership meeting will be announced once we have a solid date for the welcome party. We encourage everyone to bring their applications for membership and join us for the welcome party that will follow the meeting.  We will be having a potluck for the welcome party, so plan to bring your favorite dish to share (or two dishes!)   The players will be joining us for dinner, so we want to plan ahead to make sure we have enough food!

Click below for the minutes from the meeting on the the 21st! See you all at the drop of the puck!

Board Minutes 9.24.14

General Membership Meeting Minutes 9.24.14

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Board Minutes 8.24.14

Here are the minutes from the board meeting on 8.24.14.

Our next meeting date will be on Sunday, Sept 21. We will meet in the side room at Wendy's on Mountain View Road. The board will meet at 5:00. General Membership will meet at 6:00. We hope to see you all there!

Board Minutes 8.24.14

Monday, September 15, 2014

Membership Dues are Due

Please get your membership, liability and committee forms filled out for the upcoming year. The 2014-2015 appplication is available on the website for download. You can fill them out and bring them to the meeting, or you can mail them to:

                    Rapid City Rush Booster Club
                    444 Mt. Rushmore Rd. N.
                    Rapid City, SD 57701

Membership fees remain the same for this year; $25 for single members and $40 for families.  Remember you can pay your dues at meetings with your credit or debit cards.

Hospitality Chairman Position Open

Josh Snyder has had to resign as hospitality manager.  Anyone who is interested in the position can submit a letter of intent to the board at before our next meeting on the 21st.

Apartments Need Furnishing

It's about that time!  Players start returning this week, and we just found out Monday that the first apartments need to be set up by Thursday!  We need need air fresheners, pump soaps, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, dishwasher pods, washing machine pods, and trash bags.  If you would like to donate items please contact Marvina at 430-4513.  You can also bring items to the next meeting on the 21st; we will need more supplies as more players start returning for camp.

Comings and Goings

It seems like the CHL has been fairly upended in the last several weeks.  With the Denver Cutthroats and the Arizona Sundogs suspending operations and the St. Charles Chill shuttering permanently, the remaining seven teams are left with a surplus of talent.  The Rush have re-signed defensemen Riley Weselowski and Bobby Preece, and signed veteran defensemen Daniel Tetrault from Allen and Steve Kaunisto from Denver.  Also attending Rush camp is rookie defenseman Reid Campbell.  On the forward side, the Rush have signed Johan Ryd from Arizona, JP Chabot and Daniel Barczuk from Denver, and ECHL forwards Jake Hauswirth and Adam Stuart.  They've also signed rookies Mike McCann and Patrick Divjak.  And the Rush have also welcomed back goalie Danny Battachio from his year overseas in Kazakhstan.

Of course with so many players returning or coming to the Hills for the first time, there will always be some who will find their way elsewhere.  Tristin Llewellyn and Anthony Perdicaro have both signed with the Gwinnett Gladiators in the ECHL.  Kevin Harvey is headed for Indiana and the Evansville Icemen.  Although he has yet to announce a new team, Tim Boron has left as well.  And Konrad Reeder has announced his retirement from professional hockey.  We wish them all the best and we will miss them!

Training Camp Breakfast

We will be providing breakfast for training camp again this year.  We're not 100% sure of the starting date yet; it will either be the week of October 6th or 13th.  We are in need of the following:  Bagels, especially Everything and Pumpkin Spice, flavored cream cheese, jam/jelly, bread, English muffins, soft margarine, instant oatmeal, chocolate and white milk, orange juice, coffee, filters, sugar, creamers, yogurt, and fruit (apples, oranges, bananas). 
Rummage Sale

A very big thank you to everyone who helped out with the annual rummage sale back in July; we raised just over $600, one of our best sales ever!

Next Meeting

Our next general meeting is Sunday, September 21st, at the Wendy's on Mountain View Rd at 6:00pm.  If you have suggestions for fundraisers, what to sell at the table, and what to do for the holiday party, we'd love to hear them!

See you there!

P.S. Look for our web page to have a whole new look towards the beginning of the new season!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rummage Sale is Saturday!


Our rummage sale is THIS SATURDAY, July 26th from 7:00 am to Noon.  Location is 1200 Range View Circle in the Fox Meadow Subdivision off Minnesota St.

We will be setting up and pricing items Thursday and Friday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm.  WE REALLY NEED SOME HELP WITH THIS. Even if you can only be there for an hour or so, it's a big help!

We will also need help with tear down/clean up after Noon on Saturday.  The Salvation Army is coming to pick up whatever we don't sell, so it will need to be boxed up; we will also have to put all the tables away.  Again, we REALLY need some help here; Stevie has a big radio event she has to be at that afternoon, so she cannot stay for clean-up.

If you have items to donate, please let Stevie know at 430-5482 or just stop by the rummage sale location and drop them off.

Join or Renew

If you haven't already renewed your membership, or have never been a member but would like to sign up, you may do so at our next meeting.  Don't forget--you can also pay with your credit/debit card at meetings!

Next Meeting

Our next general meeting is August 24th, 5pm at the Rushmore Media studios, 660 Flormann St.  (Behind the Safeway on Mt. Rushmore Rd.)  We'll be talking about some of our upcoming fundraisers for the season, and (hopefully) what the Rush office would like to see us focus on.  We'll send out more details as we get closer to our meeting date.


Comings and Goings
So far, the Rush have re-signed Winston Day Chief, Justin Sawyer, Jared Brown, Justin Faryna, Scott Brannon, Brett Kostolansky and Sean Erickson.  We also have one "newbie" to announce--the Rush have signed defenseman Brandon Martell from the Kalamazoo Wings in the ECHL.

The Rush have also brought back goalie Wayne Savage, who joined the team late last season.  This may bring about an interesting showdown between two of the best goalies in the CHL.  Because we not only have Tim Boron, who had the best GAA in the league last season, but we also have Danny Battochio, who has returned from his year in Russia.  Sadly, we can't sign them both.  It will be interesting to see how it plays out.  Regardless of who we sign, the other would be sorely missed--and someone we definitely wouldn't want to play against!

Forward Kyle Stroh has signed with the Florida Everblades in the ECHL.  His presence on our front line will be missed, but the Everblades are affiliated with both the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning, so who knows--maybe we'll see him on the NHL network someday, and we'll be able to say we knew him when!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July Meeting Minutes

Click below to view the minutes from the last board meeting as well as the general membership meeting that were held on July 13, 2014.

Board Meeting Minutes 7.13.14

Our next meeting date will be Sunday, August 24th at New Rushmore Radio.  The board will meet at 4:00pm.  General Membership will meet at 5:00.  We hope to see you all there to discuss the upcoming season!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Blue line adds a couple returnees

The Rapid City Rush announced Brett Kostolansky and Sean Erickson have rejoined the team for the 2014-2015 campaign.  See the complete story HERE.

Welcome back Sean and Brett!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Winston is Back!!

Winston is back with Rush Nation!!  What a great start to the signings!

Read the full story HERE