Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Greetings from Rapid City

Rush - Brahmas series starts tonight

Well, a lot's happened since I left the DFW area for Rapid City.

Let's start with the injury report. Scott Thauwald and Luke Sellars were placed on the 14-day Injured Reserve as of the 12th, meaning they are out for the remainder of the regular season. They join AJ Gale, who was previously placed on the 14-day IR as of March 10th. No "official" word on Minzy, who left the ice on Sunday after being checked into the boards. Nathan Perrott
was placed on Season Ending Injured Reserve on the 12th with an apparent knee injury. Those are all major bummers. On the up side though, Kevin McLeod has been activated and is here in Rapid City for the two-game series against the Rush, which begins tonight at 7:35pm CST.

As you probably know, the Laredo Bucks bumped the Brahmas out of third place on Saturday with their 5-3 win over the Arizona Sundogs. Then, on Sunday, the Bucks defeated the Brahmas with a 3-2 shoot out win at NYTEX. Foo! So, a regulation win tonight at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Arena is more important than ever for the Brahmas, who can pull within a point of the Bucks.

The Brahmas have clinched their playoff berth but it's going to be a photo finish to see if they can re-take third place in the South.

The Brahmas signed Adam Chorneyko on Sunday and he had some playing time during the game against Laredo. Chorneyko, 21, played last season with the Saskatoon Blades (WHL) where he tallied 51 points (17 G, 34 A) and 39 penalty minutes in 59 games played.

My wife and kids will be at tonight's game as well as Jenifer Coker Harrell, who will manning the Brahmas flag at the game. Keep an eye out on CHL-TV. I saw the boys this morning at breakfast (we're all staying at Howard Johnson's) before they had their early practice. As we speak, they're up in their rooms getting a little rest before it's time to get ready for the game. I'll be shooting the game tonight, so I'll be all over the place. Sorry, but the photos won't be edited and posted until the weekend.

Don't forget that on Saturday's game against the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, I'll be manning a table to raise some money for the Ryan Christian Love Fund. I'll have some neat items for bid, including some team signed items from the 2008-09 and 2009-10 Brahmas, a Scott Sheppard signed stick, a Jeff Bes signed hockey stick, a Wes Mason Fort Worth Brahmas Captain's sweater, an Electric Guitar (that can be team signed, if you like) and more...save your money - it's for a great cause.

That's all for now...wish the boys luck tonight!

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