It’s time to drop the puck and get iced as the El Paso Rhinos hockey team glides into the El Paso County Coliseum Special Events Center, (4100 E. Paisano) for its home opener.
The Rhinos successfully kicked off the season this month with a dominating three-game series sweep at Arizona, thrashing the Hawks by a combined 56 goals to 4. They also swept the San Diego Sabers for three straight wins this past weekend in California.
Undefeated El Paso now faces the Dallas Snipers in a three-game series to break open its home season. The games are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30.
Cory Herman is still at the helm for the Rhinos, the 2014 Western States Hockey League Thorne Cup Champions. Though the team only has three players returning from last year’s roster, the coach and general manager is happy with the team’s auspicious start and is looking forward to playing at home.
“I would say our best attribute is we work very hard as a team,” Herman said. “We still have a lot of work to do and a lot of improvement, but we are excited to start our season and playing in front of our home crowds.”
The home season series opener, with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme, will feature characters in costume, as well as contests and an auction to bid on the TMNT jerseys worn by the players.
Tickets are $5 for general admission seats, $10 for Grey Section seats, $15 for Orange Section seats, $20 for Glass Section seats and free for military with ID. They are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.
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