01/09/2010 9:58 AM -
The team's first losing streak of the season ended just as quickly as it began, as the Rhinos shook off the Holiday rust against the only team from the Mid-West Division to beat them this season.
Copley opened the scoring at 10:32 of the first period, followed by another on the power play at 2:31 of the third.
Gualano, who leads all-WSHL scorers with 38 goals, wrapped the scoring at 11:42 of the third.
Andrew Duff, the league leader in goals-against average with a mark of 1.46, was solid between the pipes, stopping 23 of 24 Bison shots and helping El Paso to a 33-5-0 mark. The Rhinos' 66 points tops Boulder by
The two teams play again Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. MST, and at 5:30 p.m. MST Sunday afternoon. For tickets or more information, contact the Rhinos offices at 915/479.PUCK (7825) or go to www.elpasorhinos.com.