Rapid City broke a tie with two second-period goals in beat the Wichita Thunder 3-1 on Friday night in Rapid City, S.D.
Former Thunder goalie Tim Boron made 36 saves for the Rush.
The Rush took a 1-0 lead with a goal at 5:03 of the first period. The Thunder pulled even on Andrew Martens’ goal midway through the period.
Rapid City took control of the game with a power-play goal by Jordan Behler at 11:22 of the second period, and scored again five minutes later.
Forward Matt Robinson rejoined the Thunder on Friday. Robinson, who scored a team-leading 34 goals last season, began this season with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.
First period — 1, Rapid City, Surma (Day Chief, VanderVeeken), 5:03. 2, Wichita, Martens (Trimm), 12:45. Penalties — Hanson, Wichita (hooking), 14:24; Peto, RC (hooking), 15:18.
Second period — 3, Rapid City, Behler (Brown, Schultz), 11:22 (pp). 4, Rapid City, Brannon (Masters, VanderVeeken), 16:38. Penalties — Wray, RC (delay of game), 5:52; Wray, RC (fighting major), 5:52; Wray, RC (10-min. misconduct), 5:52; Madden, Wichita (delay of game), 5:52; Madden, Wichita (fighting major), 5:52; Madden, Wichita (10-min. misconduct), 5:52; Konkle, RC (hooking), 7:07; Flath, Wichita (roughing), 9:58; Lee, RC (roughing), 11:38; Flath, Wichita (roughing), 11:38.
Third period — none. Penalties — Behler, RC (slashing), 2:41; Hanson, Wichita (tripping), 11:42; Wray, RC (delay of game), 14:22.
Power plays — Wichita 0 of 4, Rapid City 1 of 3
Shots — Wichita 13-11-12—36, Rapid City 10-11-6—27.
Goalies — Wichita, Regan, 27 shots, 24 saves; Rapid City, Boron 36-35.
T — . A — 4,108.