Saulner’s Big Night Boosts Rush to Win


RAPID CITY, S.D. – Brennan Saulnier registered a four-point night, including his first career ECHL hat trick as the Rapid City Rush defeated the ECHL-best Idaho Steelheads by a 5-1 score on Wednesday night. The win stops the Rush losing streak at three games, and keeps them undefeated on home ice to start the season. Saulnier became the second player this season for the Rush to record a hat-trick and a four-point night in a game this season. Additionally, the win gives the Rush a tie for second overall in the ECHL with the Allen Americans at 14 points in the standings. Merrick Madsen stopped all but one of 37 shots on net, earning his first win in a Rush uniform (1-1-0-0). The Rush continue their three-game series against the division rival Idaho Steelheads on Friday in Rapid City.