This game was all Bossier-Shreveport as a late first period goal by Shawn Limpright lit up the Rush as everything went the Mudbugs way with a strong 6-1 win where this game was never in doubt as Limpright had a 3 point night (1G 2A).
While Jamie Milam had 2 assists while other players like Travis Clayton who had a goal and assist in the game to help bury the Rush and show the series that they are not out of this series, not even close.
This will give the Mudbugs huge momentum as they look to take a 3-2 series lead this weekend and to come within 1 win of getting back to the CHL Presidents Cup Championship Series.
From the Central Hockey League Website: www.centralhockeyleague.com
The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs entered game 4 with their back against the wall and boy did the Mudbugs respond. The Mudbugs pounded the Rapid City Rush 6-1 evening the best-of-7 Northern Conference Finals series at two wins apiece assuring a game six in Rapid City on Tuesday.
Jamie Milam continued his strong play with a pair of goals giving him 6 points (3G 3A) in eight post-season games. The Mudbugs built a 2-0 lead after one period thanks to late goals from Shawn Limpright and Milam.
The 2nd period belonged to the Bugs as well as they lit the lamp three straight times with Milam and Brett Smith scoring on the power play and David Rutherford striking even strength. The Mudbugs went 3/8 with the man advantage giving them 11 PP Goals in their last five games.
Parker Van Buskirk made 30 saves earning his second win in the series.
Riley Weselowski scored the only goal of the game for the Rush. The critical game 5 is scheduled for Saturday Night at the Century Tel Center. The winner will go up 3-2 and will be one win from the Ray Miron President's Cup Championship.
Series Tied 2-2
Rapid City Rush 1 Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs 6 (0-2, 0-3, 1-1)
0-1 BOS: Shawn Limpright (Clayton, St. Croix) 15:07 1st
0-2 BOS: Jamie Milam (PP) (Blaznek, Kyrzakos) 19:44 1st
0-3 BOS: David Rutherford (Aikins) 2:10 2nd
0-4 BOS: Jamie Milam (PP) (Limpright, St. Croix) 4:36 2nd
0-5 BOS: Brett Smith (PP) (Blaznek, Ori) 14:10 2nd
0-6 BOS: Travis Clayton (Limpright) 0:20 3rd
1-6 RPC: Riley Weselowski (Hansen, Pelle) 14:02 3rd
PP: RPC 0/6 BOS 3/8
SOG: RPC 31 BOS 26
PIM: RPC 45 Minutes on 17 Penalties BOS 54 Minutes on 16 Penalties
Goalies: RPC Miguel Beaudry 20 SVS on 26 Shots BOS Parker Van Buskirk 30 SVS on 31 Shots
3rd Star: Jamie Milam (BOS)
2nd Star: Shawn Limpright (BOS)
1st Star: Parker Van Buskirk (BOS)
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