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Andrew Radjenovic, of the Rapid City Rush, moves the puck down the ice as Shawn Szydlowski, of the Fort Wayne Komets, chases during the first period on Nov. 7, 2018 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

The Rapid City Rush announced Monday that forward Andrew Radjenovic was named an ECHL Western Conference all-star.

Radjenovic will be representing the mountain division during the 3-on-3 tournament, which will be the weekend of Jan. 18 in Toledo.

“It’s an honor to be voted in and have a chance to play with and against so many great players,” Radjenovic said in a release. “I couldn’t have done this without my teammates and the Rush staff so far this season. I am definitely really excited for this opportunity, and to represent the Rapid City Rush.”

Radjenovic is the fourth player selected to the ECHL all-star game in franchise history. He has contributed 16 goals, 18 assists for 34 points in 37 games this season. He is tied for 13th in the league in scoring.

“I’m really happy for and proud of Andrew. He earned this through hard work, perseverance, and determination,” Rush coach Daniel Tetrault said in the release. “Radj has established himself as one of the top scoring forwards in the ECHL. He’s a leader both on and off the ice, but most importantly, leads by example. He never takes a night off, and is a guy you can count on all the time. I told him to enjoy the moment because it will be an experience that he’ll never forget."

Radjenovic's mountain division teammates will be Jared VanWormer of the Kansas City Mavericks, Steven Iacobellis of the Wichita Thunder, Tomas Sholl of the Idaho Steelheads and Alex Breton of the Allen Americans. Evan Fitzpatrick of Tulsa and Caleb Herbert of the Utah Grizzlies are the alternates.

Rapid City faces the Tulsa Oilers Tuesday night in Oklahoma before hosting the Oilers in a two-game series Friday and Saturday.

Rush and Thunder to play at Civic Center for Hockey Day in South Dakota

The Rapid City Rush and Rushmore Thunder will both get ice time at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center during Hockey Day in South Dakota Saturday.

The Thunder boys' junior varsity and varsity will be facing off with the Watertown Lakers. 

The junior varsity team will face Watertown at noon while the varsity teams  will play at 2 p.m.

Following that the Rush, who sit at 15-17-2-3 with 35 points, will face Tulsa, who is 18-12-4-2 with 42 points, at 7 p.m.

The Thunder boys' varisty sits at 7-4-0-0 with 14 points and are in second place in the South Dakota Amateur Hockey Association standings. Watertown is 2-3-0-1 with five points this season.

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Sports reporter for the Rapid City Journal.