The Saskatchewan Rush completed the two-game weekend sweep with an 11-9 Saturday night SaskTel Centre setback over the Stealth.
After travelling right to the rink from Denver following Friday night’s 13-10 conquering of Colorado, the Rush rolled up an early 4-0 lead and scored a last-second goal to carry a 7-3 advantage into the halftime break.
The tough grinding win over the Mammoth and a day of travel caught up with the Saskatchewan side in the third quarter as Vancouver outscored the home side 6-3, including the tying goal with 27-seconds left in the quarter. However, Curtis Knight buried his first of back-to-back goals just one second before the buzzer and added the insurance marker with about five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Robert Church led the Rush with two goals and five assists, while Mark Matthews added two goals and four helpers. Saskatchewan went three-for-four on the power play and killed two-of-four Stealth advantages.
Tyler Carlson stopped 39 shots to record the win in goal in his first start since opening night last season.
The (7-1) Rush and (1-7) Stealth clash again next Saturday night in Vancouver.