Rush can't afford to be rash

SCOTT ZERR -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:20 AM ET

Although it is expected to be a physical affair between the provincial rivals, the Edmonton Rush will need to stay out of the penalty box in order to beat the Calgary Roughnecks.

The Rush gave the San Jose Stealth 11 man-advantages last week and were beaten for four power-play goals. If tempers do boil over, captain Andrew Turner figured the Rush must maintain their cool. "I'd like to see us play more disciplined," said Turner. "We were in penalty trouble most of the first half and the majority of them were poor, undisciplined penalties."

WAR OF WORDS: The Roughnecks were on hand for the Rush's first game and rookie Callum Crawford threw in his two cents on the opposition, saying he "wasn't impressed by a single person on their team."

Rush defender Buck Stobart thought Crawford's comments were ridiculous.

"If it comes from a guy like Lewis Ratcliff then that's fine but when it comes from a guy who's never played in the league before, you have to shake your head," said Stobart.


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