Wow! What a game that was last night!
The Eagles were able to complete the comeback after being down in the middle of the second period to the Rapid City Rush, winning the game 7-5. In the game, forward Jesse Mychan had a four point night, including the first hat trick of the season. With the victory, the Eagles move to 4-1 on the season and sit alone at the top of the ECHL's Mountain Division.
Forward Cole Sanford converted on a quick shot to get the first goal of the game past Rush goalkeeper, Kent Patterson to give the Eagles the 1-0 lead. 43 seconds later Mychan would score to grow the Eagles lead to 2-0 over the division rivals. Following the Mychan goal, Rush goalkeeper Patterson would be finished for the night as he would be replaced by Charlie Grant.
The Rush would storm back into the game with two quick goals coming from Brayden Low, and Lindsay sparks to tie the game at two at the end of the first period.
Rapid City would continue carrying their momentum into the second period by converting on two more goals before the end of the second period to make the score 4-2. Following the 4th goal, Eagles goalkeeper Nathan Lieuwen would be pulled and back-up Clarke Saunders would come into the game. Following the change in goal, the Eagles would convert on a goal from Sanford would register his second of the game to cut the Rapid City lead down to 4-3. The Rush would answer with a goal of their own as Josh MacDonald would beat Saunders to make the game 5-3. Late in the second period the Eagle would find themselves on a powerplay, where they capitalized with a goal from Luke Salazar to bring the Eagles back to one goal.
Heading into the final frame, the Eagles would show off their offensive prowess, by convering on three more goals. Forward Ryan Harrision would lead the charge by beating Grant with a quicker wrister to tie the game 5-5. 3 minutes later, Mychan would convert on a rebound given up in the left circle to take the 6-5 lead for the Eagles. Mychan would finish off the hat-trick by converting on an empty net, and securing the Eagles 7-5 victory.
The Eagles will hit the road as they travel to Utah to play the Grizzlies in West Valley City, Utah. The two-game skid will be on Friday, with the first game having puck drop at 7:05pm.