|Home Arena||Rexall Place|
|Based in||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Colors||Black, Grey, Amber|
|Head Coach||Derek Keenan|
|General manager||Derek Keenan|
|Local media||Shaw TV Edmonton, Global Edmonton, CTV Edmonton, Citytv, CBC, Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal|
The NLL announced that Edmonton, Alberta, Canada would receive an NLL franchise on May 5, 2005. They play their home games at Rexall Place. The Edmonton team is owned by businessman and Calgary resident Bruce Urban, who purchased the dormant Ottawa Rebel to start the Edmonton team. Although early reports suggested that they would be playing as the Edmonton Speed, they selected the name Rush on June 9, 2005.
On February 17, 2006, the Rush recorded the first victory in their franchise history, defeating the Calgary Roughnecks 12-11 in a thrilling game, scoring the winning goal with only 0.2 seconds left in the game. Their first home victory didn't come until their second season, when they defeated the Philadelphia Wings 13-12 on January 6, 2007 in the season opener.
After starting the 2008 NLL season with an 0-5 record, the Rush fired the franchise's original head coach and general manager, Paul Day, and replaced him with former NLL Coach and GM of the Year, Bob Hamley. The Rush finished the season last in the West with a 4-12 record, and after rebuilding much of the team in the off-season, the Rush struggled again in 2009. After finishing last in the West for the second straight season, Hamley was fired.
The Rush will have Derek Keenan as head coach and general manager for the 2010 season. Keenan joined Edmonton after the demise of the now-defunct Portland Lumberjax.
The arrival of the Rush created another version of "The Battle Of Alberta". The head coach of the Edmonton Rush however, has come under fire by the Calgary Roughnecks. The Rush took out ads in Calgary newspapers before their first meeting that the Rush would "Open a Can" on the Roughnecks.
This proved to backfire as the Roughnecks defeated the Rush in their first meeting.
The tactic continued though when the Rush were playing the Toronto Rock, but once again it proved to backfire as the Rock easily won.
However, Calgary tried this tactic against Edmonton before the April 5, 2008 game by taking an ad in the Edmonton Sun saying that Edmonton was a "City of Losers" instead of a city of champions. Just as it had for the Rush, the plan backfired as the Rush won 11-9.
The rivalry heated up March 13, 2009 in Edmonton as Calgary built up a 14-3 halftime lead over the Rush. At the one second mark of the 3rd quarter, a line brawl broke out between the two teams resulting in nine fighting majors and nine misconducts.
Edmonton did get the upper hand in the first playoff meeting between the teams as the Rush won 11-7 in Calgary on May 1, 2010.
Edmonton Rush roster
|Active (23-man) roster||Inactive roster||Coaches|
| Practice Squad|
| Head Coach|
|2006||Western||1-15||6th||0-8||1-7||150||202||Paul Day||Missed playoffs|
|2007||Western||6-10||5th||4-4||2-6||160||189||Paul Day||Missed playoffs|
|2008||Western||4-12||5th||3-5||1-7||141||197|| Paul Day (0-5)|
Bob Hamley (4-7)
|2009||Western||5-11||6th||4-4||1-7||159||200||Bob Hamley||Missed playoffs|
|2010||Western||10-6||3rd||5-3||5-3||186||201||Derek Keenan||Lost in Western Final|
Goals - Chris Gill, 37 (2007)
Assists - Dan Teat, 41 (2009)
Points - Dan Teat, 69 (2009)
PIM - Jamie Floris, 67 (2009)
Loose Balls - Ian Hawksbee, 150 (2009)
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