Rapid City Rush Forward Signs to Play in France

Photo Credit: Rapid City Rush via Instagram

Rapid City Rush forward Brandon Yeamans has signed to play for the Courchevel-Méribel-Pralognan based out of Méribel, France in the France2 league.

Professional Career

Photo Credit: Brandon Yeamans via Instagram

Brandon Yeamans started his professional career towards the end of the 2021-22 season after completing his career at York University. Yeamans joined the Cincinnati Cyclones where he played in 30 games and had four goals and two assists for six points. He had 66 penalty minutes and a plus/minus of -4. Yeamans then spent the 2022-23 season with the Cincinnati Cyclones, Florida Everblades, and Jacksonville Icemen. Between the three teams, Yeamans played in 47 games where he had four goals and three assists for seven points. He had 77 penalty minutes and a plus/minus of -10. Yeamans then started the 2023-24 season with the Allen Americans playing in ten games where he had zero goals and one assist for one point with 33 penalty minutes and a plus/minus of -6. After being released by the Americans, Yeamans signed to join the Rapid City Rush.

Rapid City Rush Career

Photo Credit: Brandon Yeamans via Instagram

Brandon Yeamans joined the Rush towards the end of November. Yeamans played in 26 games with the Rush where he had three goals and one assist for four points. He had 73 penalty minutes and a plus/minus of -3.

Effect on the 2024-25 Rapid City Rush (Opinion)

Photo Credit: Brandon Yeamans via Instagram

The loss of Brandon Yeamans could have a huge effect on the Rush for the 2024-25 season. Yeamans was not a huge point producer for the Rush, but he had massive effects on the team in other ways. Yeamans was not with the team for a while and is not the biggest guy, but he still had a huge presence on the ice with his ability to hit a guys who were bigger than him and his willingness to stand up for his teammates. Yeamans was a scrappy guy for the Rush who was not afraid to fight when needed. Without Yeamans, the Rush are going to need to find some other scrappy players who can play a more physical game in order to help the Rush beat other teams in the Mountain Division. Most teams in the Mountain Division play a physical game and win because of the physicality, which could make it very hard for the Rush to find wins if they do not have players who can play a physical game.

Felicity Harding

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