Articles from October 2007
The El Paso Rhinos made it two-of-three in Colorado Sunday afternoon, outscoring the Outlaws in the second and third periods for a 5-3 win to wrap the weekend series in suburban
Colorado scored first with just 24 seconds left in the first period as Braxton Green beat
El Paso goaltender Anthony Natali .
But the Rhinos rebounded in the second period, as Marcus Wilhite took a feed from Rashad Harris at 3:54 and put it home to tie, followed by Austin Balko who skated through the
Colorado zone and beat Outlaws goalie Alex Migdalski at 18:20.
Colorado scored twice to open the third period as Jason Lee and Alex Kendall gave the hosts a 3-2 lead, putting the visitor’s backs against the wall as they did in the Outlaws’ 4-3 shootout win the previous afternoon. But the final half of the final frame was all
El Paso .
Zach Kohn had his second straight two-goal game while defender Costi Hinn notched another, but it wasn't enough to keep the El Paso Rhinos in the win column as the Colorado Outlaws earned their first win over the defending
Mid-West Division champions, 4-3, in a wild Saturday afternoon shootout in suburban Denver, CO.
The Rhinos and Outlaws went to nine frames in the shootout before the game was decided. Though this is El Paso's second setback in three games, the Rhinos (15-0-2, 32 points) have still earned at least a point in every game they've played this season.
The El Paso Rhinos got past the hangover of their first loss of the season, starting on another win streak with a victory in suburban
Denver, CO , outdueling the Outlaws, 6-2, Friday night.
Colorado got on the board first just 1:53 into the game as Braxton Green beat goalie Arthur Hollinger.
But the Rhinos responded later in the period to take the lead with two goals just 31 seconds apart, as El Paso hit their hosts with a Zach attack; Zach Goller at 4:33 and Zach Kohn on the power play at 5:04.
Tulsa goaltender Mike Davis stopped 51 of 52 El Paso shots and stoned the Rhinos in five of six shootout frames to give the Rampage a full two points on the road and a 2-1 win.
The Tulsa win halts El Paso's win streak at 14, though the
Rhinos did salvage a point by taking the game to shootout.
Arthur Hollinger stopped 29 of 30 Tulsa shots and once again Austin Balko scored the game-winning goal as the El Paso Rhinos ran their record to 14-0-0, topping the Rampage, 3-1.
El Paso is Junior A, Tier III's second-ranked team nationally after their incredible start.
The El Paso Rhinos used strong defense and timely offense to remain the only undefeated team in the Western States Hockey League, defeating the Tulsa Rampage in their first home game of the season, 2-1.
In front of 998 raucous fans, the Rhinos unveiled their Mid-West Championship and Junior Nationals banner, earned from an inaugural season that passed all expectations, except, perhaps, the team's own.
The Rhinos celebrate their 2007-2008 home opener by unveiling our Mid West Champions and National Tournament banners.
In another special treat Jim Ward of the rock band Sparta will be the special guest puck dropper!
A second straight 60-plus shot performance from El Paso helped the Rhinos to an 11-2 win over the Dallas Hawks in Dallas, as the visitors remain undefeated at 12-0-0.
El Paso had 68 shots in Saturday’s 10-3 win and 59 in Friday’s 7-2 victory. Also for the second straight game the Rhinos had four power play goals and, from the third period Friday night through Sunday, did not allow their hosts a shot total into double figures – a span of two hours and 20 minutes.
Also, as they did Saturday night, El Paso spread the puck around. Nine different Rhinos scored Saturday – 10 players scored Sunday and only Zach Kohn scored more than once.
The El Paso Rhinos followed a 7-2 Friday night win in Dallas TX, with even more offense Saturday, overpowering the Dallas Hawks with 10 goals on an amazing 68 shots and staying undefeated at 11-0-0.
The El Paso Rhinos followed a 7-2 Friday night win in Dallas, TX, with even more offense Saturday, overpowering the Dallas Hawks with 10 goals on an amazing 68 shots and staying undefeated at 11-0-0.
Despite the 10 goals, El Pasoʼs Kevin Coyne was the only Rhino to score more than one goal.
Coyneʼs markers at 18:58 of the first period and at 4:55 of the second period were his second and third of the season.
Hayden Kowalski notched his first hat trick of the season and Arthur Hollinger stopped 30 of 31 shots as the El Paso Rhinos rolled over the Colorado Outlaws 6-1, in
Westminster, CO. to stay undefeated at 8-0-0.
Playing their first game against the WSHL's Mid West expansion team, the Colorado Outlaws, the Rhinos struggled with the mile high altitude. In their first two home series the Outlaws beat both San Antonio and Tulsa in two of the three games. Going into this weekend Coach Herman said "We can't make the mistake of underestimating this new team."
The El Paso Rhinos turned in another sterling performance on Sunday with a 7-1 win over the Colorado Outlaws, and remain undefeated one month into the 2007-08 season.
With last season's leading scorer, Marcus Wilhite continuing his points streak, and backup goaltender Anthony Natali stopping 32 of 33 Colorado shots, the El Paso Rhinos are starting to look like the team to beat.
Cycling hard in the final game of their three-game series up north, El Paso proved too much to handle for the outmanned Outlaws, outshooting the home team, 56-33.