Rapid City Rush sign trio of former Cutthroats

Rapid City RushThe Rapid City Rush is pleased to announce another flurry of recent free-agent signings. Head Coach and GM Joe Ferras has inked a trio of Denver Cutthroats that were key parts of their CHL Finals run: forwards Daniel Barczuk and J.P Chabot, and defenseman Steve Kaunisto.

When you get this late into the offseason, it is unheard of that three players of this caliber become available,” said Head Coach and GM Joe Ferras.  “With Denver opting to sit out for the upcoming season, all of their players became free agents, and these were three players that we focused heavily on knowing the impact they made on their hockey club firsthand having played against them several times in our heated rivalry.”

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CHL Announces Playoff Format

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PHOENIX, AZ (August 28, 2014) – The Central Hockey League announced today the playoff format for the 2014-15 season.  Seven member teams will play the regular season in the Berry Conference with participating teams made up of the Allen Americans Brampton Beast, Missouri Mavericks, Quad City Mallards, Rapid City Rush, Tulsa Oilers and Wichita Thunder.

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Oilers add leadership and strength for 2014-15.

 

Oilers head coach Bruce Ramsay introduces Ben Gordon, Ryan Cramer and Drew Fisher at Wednesday’s Press Conference in the BOK Center in Tulsa (Photo by Greg Duke.)

At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon the Tulsa Oilers hockey club announced the signing of four veterans to the team.  Ben Gordon, Drew Fisher, Ryan Cramer and Scott Macauley will return to the Oilers for the 2014-15 season, bringing the total number of players signed to at or near sixteen players. Continue reading

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Breaking: CHL 2014-15 Schedule Release

CHL LogoThe long wait is over! The Central Hockey League has finally released the 2014-15 schedule. Teams will start their 66-game regular season journey on the weekend of October 24th. A copy of the schedule is available, below, as well as the MLHR podcast that goes over the schedule team-by-team.

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Quad City Mallards re-sign most outstanding defenseman finalist

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The Quad City Mallards have re-signed defenseman Nicholas Rioux and signed forward Kyle Thomas, the Mallards announced Tuesday. Continue reading

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