The Rapid City Rush are still searching for its first win of the season, as the Wichita Thunder used five first period goals to top Rapid City 5-2.
All of the Thunder's goals came within the first 11:25 of the game, with two power play and a shorthanded goal.
Travis Brown's pass to Jeremy Beaudry got the scoring started exactly two minutes into the first period, as the Thunder recorded a power play goal. Four minutes later Wichita scored a shorthanded goal from Kyle Platzer, after he intercepted a blue-line pass in the Thunder zone.
Travis Ewanyk scored another Thunder goal 1:12 following Platzer's goal off an assist from Guillaume Asselin, which was the end of the night for Rush goalie Christian Frey. He was replaced by Storm Phaneuf.
Michael Sdao was assessed a major penalty for fighting Wichita's Ewanyk, which resulted in a five-minute power play for the Thunder. It only took 48 seconds of the power play for Plazter to take advantage with his second goal of the night. He was assisted by Matt DeBlouw and Brown.
The final Wichita goal of the night came from Asselin with 8:35 left in the first.
The Rapid City scoring started from Darik Angeli with 12:54 left in the second. His goal was assisted by Ian Brady and Dylan Labbe. Alex Kromm had the other goal of the game with 14:36 left in the game off assists from Jimmy Devito and Marcus Ortiz.
Rapid City is now 0-4-0-0, and will take on it's rival, the Colorado Eagles. The series starts Friday in Colorado before the series goes back to Rapid City Saturday.