It was the Rush's 2017-18 home-opener, and the club raised its Western Conference championship banner before the contest.
The 24 goals by the Rush equaled a franchise record.
Robert Church had two goals and six assists, Ryan Keenan struck twice with four assists, while Adrian Sorichetti also added a pair of goals for the Rush (2-0).
Brett Mydske, Curtis Knight, Jeff Cornwall, Chris Corbeil, Ryan Dilks, Jeremy Thomspon and Jeff Shattler supplied the rest of the offence while Evan Kirk made 30 saves for the win.
Sean Evans and Kevin Crowley each had a hat trick for the Black Wolves (1-1), who got singles from Stephan Leblanc, JP Kealey, Matt Spanger, Mark Cockerton and Kevin Buchanan.
Aaron Bold and Doug Jamieson combined to make 40 saves in a losing cause.
(The Canadian Press)