Rush swap forwards with Iowa

 The Iowa Wild, AHL affiliate of the Rapid City Rush, announced Tuesday that the two teams have swapped forwards ahead of their weekend series. The Wild have called up rookie forward Jack Walker, and have re-assigned forward Pavel Jenys to the Rush.

Jenys comes back to the Rush having only played one game in his most recent call up last week, registering a shot on goal. This season with the Rush, Jenys has already shattered his career-highs in a single season, notching 15 goals, 12 assists, and 27 points in 35 games. 

Walker earns his second call-up of the season to the Iowa Wild, but still has yet to make his AHL debut this season. He has 20 points in 24 games in a Rush uniform, split down the middle with both 10 goals and assists. 

The Rush travel to Wichita to take on the Thunder for a three-game series hat begins Friday.

Mines to host Kid Rockers Basketball Camp Saturday

The South Dakota School of Mines men's basketball program and Kieffer Family Dental will be holding their annual Hardrocker Kid Rockers Basketball camp Saturday at the King Center.

The camp is for boys and girls in grades K-6. The cost is $25 per camper, $40 for two campers in the same family or $50 for three campers in the same family. Registration and check-in is at 9:30 am with the actual on-court work starting at 10 a.m. going until 11:30 am.

A basketball session will be taught by the Mines men's basketball team and campers will be given free admission to all Hardrocker basketball home games when they wear their 'Rocker t-shirt for the rest of the basketball season.

Checks can be made out to: The Hardrocker Club; and sent to: SDSM&T, 501 E. St. Joseph St., Rapid City SD 57701.

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To download a brochure go to and click on additional links and "camps". For more information, contact assistant coach Eric Glenn at: 605-355-3024 or email at:

Patrick K. Duffy Memorial Basketball Tournament set

The 3rd Annual Patrick K. Duffy Memorial Basketball Tournament will be held April 28-29 at Parkview Auditorium in Fort Pierre. Jackets and $1,000 will be awarded to the first-place team and $500 goes to the runner-up. Jackets will also be awarded to an All-Tournament Team. Admission is free.

The Pierre Doors are ready to defend their 2017 title against a talented bracket of state-wide amateur and independent teams, showcasing former high school and college players from around the region.

Patrick Duffy was a Stanley County High School alumnus and noted South Dakota trial lawyer who died unexpectedly in 2015 at age 58. He was known state-wide as a champion of the underrepresented.

If you are interested in entering a team, contact Padraic Duffy at (605) 786-3740 or John Duffy at (605) 280-2559.

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