KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Iceman, Kyle Rau



Bookmark and Share

In just eleven regular season games with the Sioux Falls Stampede, Kyle Rau was able to pick up four goals and six assists. Not a bad opening act for a high school kid from Minnesota, but when the USHL playoffs rolled around, that's when Rau really took center stage, pouring on six goals and four assists in just his first six games of the postseason.

"He's been a huge addition, he came in," Teammate Connor Reilly says, "Having a great high school career and he's playing some awesome hockey right now. He's got a great nose for the net, he's been tremendous to our success lately."

A great high school career would be an understatement. Rau scored the game winning goal in the third overtime of his Eden Prarie Eagles' state title game this season against Duluth East. That capped off a year where he scored 33 goals and 36 assists in just 25 games played. Now he's joined a Stampede team that was already good, and has gotten even better.

"I think there's been a lot of areas where this team has continued to grow and I think when we added Kyle Rau, obviously he's taken us to another level again," Stampede Head Coach Kevin Hartzell said. "He's maybe the best fore checker I've ever seen, he just pounces on situations and competes for every puck, and he's got special ability around the net so he's a special player."

And how does Rau feel about his most recent success on the ice?

"I'm just another part of the puzzle on this team," Rau says. "Linemates have just been throwing it to me in front of the net and I've just been putting it in."

Rau hopes he's able to keep doing that as the Stampede look to dig themselves out of the two-nothing hole they've found themselves in with Dubuque.

Follow KDLT Weekend Sports Anchor Kolbe Nelson on Twitter at @KolbeNelson
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
Athlete of the Week Archive
     

Storm Stomp Wyoming  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. --  The Sioux Falls Storm defeated the Wyoming Cavalry 64-29 Saturday night, ...

FORCED OUT: Fort Wayne Sweeps Sioux Falls  story with video

FORT WAYNE, IN --  The best Sioux Falls Skyforce season in ...

Red Raiders Roll Past Briar Cliff  story with video

ORANGE CITY, IA  --  The 20th-ranked Northwestern Red Raiders had little ...

Skyforce Need Complete Effort To Win In Fort Wayne  story with video  Apr. 19

Pitching Propels Jacks To Sweep At Fort Wayne  story with video  Apr. 19

Coyotes Drop Series Finale With IUPUI  story with video  Apr. 19

Coo Sweep Peacocks On Senior Day  story with video  Apr. 19

NSIC-Leading Mankato Slips Past Augie  story with video  Apr. 19

KDLT Sports Stories
     

SD Native Rises Above Tragic Accident  story with video

An Aberdeen native has been through what most will ...

Man Approached Small Children In Mitchell

Police are looking for a man who has approached ...

Thousands Hunting For Easter Eggs

The Easter Bunny made an early trip to drop off eggs at McKennan ...

Sioux City Riverboat Casino Prepares To Close  Apr. 19

SD Lottery Offers Losing Tickets 2nd Chance  Apr. 19

Sioux Falls Storm Helps Kids In Need  story with video  Apr. 19

After Wait, Ranchers Find Relief From USDA  Apr. 19

Sioux Falls Storm Helps Kids In Need  story with video  Apr. 19

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top