Rapid City – Intermission during Rapid City Rush hockey games usually features fun events like people flopping around in sumo suits or fans trying to shoot a puck into the goal. But last Friday night, an intermission event featuring college students chugging beers ended with vomit on the ice and egg on the Rush organization’s face.
Rapid City Rush season ticket holder Tom Regan of Lead was disgusted when two college students chugged down beers and vomited on the ice. In front of a nearly sold-out crowd of more than 5,000 fans, a two-person team from both the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Black Hills State University were chosen to be a part of a relay game. The relay was deemed the “College Olympics” by the Rush as part of the annual college night promotion where students get two-for-one tickets.
During a race that included running on the ice, riding on a cooler and spinning around a hockey stick, each of the male students chugged four beers. One student vomited twice and the other male student vomited once, according to spectators. A photo shows one student hunched over with an obvious steady stream of vomit pouring from his mouth.
“It was almost enough to quit as a four-year season ticket holder of two seats,” Regan said. “The Rush can do better. My wife and I were disappointed as there are many youngsters easily impressed by inappropriate behavior, and many adults that do not want to see promotion of drinking and vomiting at a public venue in the name of entertainment.” Regan said he may not renew his season tickets, and hoped Rush management would apologize.
But Stevie Masen, a Rush season ticket holder and host at Classic Rock 100.3 the FOX, had a different perspective and used the situation as a teachable moment for her 7-year-old son. “We told him that is why only grown-ups can drink alcohol, because you have to be smart about it,” said Masen. “Hopefully in 10 years when he goes to college, he will remember that.”
I love these parents complaining about what a terrible example this set for their little kids. How college kids drinking alcohol will scar them for life and traumatize them or something. Umm bro you brought your kid to a fucking hockey game. How many fights are there in a hockey game on average? 3? 4? More? So basically what you’re saying is, settling minor disagreements by squaring off and slugging each other in the face and bouncing another dude’s head off ice = OK. College kids drinking too many beers = not OK. I mean I certainly get that you don’t want your 6 year old watching kids slugging brews and puking all over themselves. Let’s just not act like you took them to fucking Disney On Ice and all of a sudden Micky Mouse ripped off his head and started funneling beers and vomiting on Minnie’s tits. It’s college night at a Rush City hockey game. Be a little more aware.