RAPID CITY, S.D. — A man with experience with professional basketball, soccer and hockey has been named the new president of the Rapid City Rush hockey team.
Joe Macdonell has worked as an official with the NBA’s then-New Jersey Nets and with New York and Chicago organizations in the MLS. Since 2010 he has been vice president of business operations for the USHL.
The Rush is the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. Macdonell will be in charge of all business operations. He takes over for Joe Ferras, who left this summer to join the scouting department of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.