The Rapid City Rush traded the ECHL rights of Ryan Walters to the Utah Grizzlies for Peter Sivak, according to the ECHL transaction list.

Walters was a captain and the leading scorer for the Rush last season, registering 30 goals and 39 assists for 69 points in 72 games. He had yet to play a game for the Rush this season.

Sivak has one assist in four games so far this season after being signed by Utah Aug. 7. Last season he skated in 53 games for the Alaska Aces, where he scored 30 goals and 35 assists for 65 points.

Sivak has had a long career in minor league hockey and has spent time in Alaska, with the Fort Wayne Komets, Orlando Solar Bears, Stockton Thunder and San Francisco Bulls. In 303 career ECHL games he has scored 136 goals and recorded 178 assists for 314 points.

The 35-year-old native of the Czech Republic won a Kelly Cup championship in 2013-14 with Alaska.

The Rush begin a three-game series with the Brampton Beast tomorrow at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

2 South Dakota college football players charged with rape

Two University of South Dakota football players were arrested Monday on charges of second degree rape after an alleged assault earlier this month at an off-campus residence, police said.

Vermillion, South Dakota, police said in a statement that Danny Rambo and Dale Williamson turned themselves in without incident.

School officials say they received a complaint last week about the Oct. 22 alleged attack and turned it over to law enforcement.

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University president James W. Abbott says the school is cooperating with police.

"This is a very troubling accusation, and University Police will assist the Vermillion investigation in any way possible," said Abbott.

Rambo is a junior defensive back from Texarkana, Texas, who was an honorable mention Missouri Valley Football Conference selection in 2016, according to the school's athletic website. Williamson, from Donalsonville, Georgia, is a sophomore defensive back who played in five games last year.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

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Sports reporter for the Rapid City Journal.