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Rhinos drop the puck for playoffs with Teddy Bear Toss Friday

After raising over $20,000 for childhood cancer research during their final regular season series, the El Paso Rhinos now turn their attention to the Mid-Western Division Semi-Finals when they host the Dallas Snipers in a best two-of-three series this weekend.

El Paso enters the playoffs as the first seed in their division, with a regular season record of 43-4-2-2 (W-L-OTW-OTL).

On Friday, they’ll drop the puck for the series with the 11th annual Teddy Bear Toss, in memory of Joni Arnett.

Fans are encouraged to bring stuffed animals to the game and toss them on to the ice after the Rhinos score their first goal.

In game two on Saturday, the Rhinos will host Ladies Night where female fans can make customized t-shirts and receive giveaways from Herndon’s Brass Shop and MT Needles.

The puck will drop at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and 4:30 pm on Sunday, if necessary, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, located at 4100 East Paisano.

Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office at 915-533-9899.

El Paso Rhinos competing in ‘Kraft Hockeyville USA’ for $150k, NHL pre-season game

El Paso could be the next Kraft Hockeyville USA city and earn the right to host a pre-season NHL game and receive $150,000 to upgrade the region’s most popular hockey rink.

“El Paso is not a likely hotbed for hockey, but year after year our community has shown that the sport can find a home here in the desert Southwest,” said Cory Herman, Head Coach. “The designation of Kraft Hockeyville USA would certify El Paso’s passion for hockey and help us make an important investment in the future of the sport on the U.S.-Mexico border.”

The El Paso County Events Center – home of the back-to-back Thorne Cup Champions El Paso Rhinos – is in the hunt to earn the prestigious designation and needs the help of the community to get it done.

Each year, Kraft Hockeyville USA recognizes the most spirited hockey community in the country using a system that combines an application and support from fans in social media.

Fans can help the El Paso County Events Center rack up points toward becoming a final-four finalist for the Kraft Hockeyville USA title by visiting the Rhinos’ contest website at Kraft Hockeyville USA.

Through February 29, fans can help the rink by sharing a link to the rally page on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. More points can be earned for the rink if fans upload photos and videos, write short notes and like the photos and videos of others on the El Paso rally page.

Contest officials will review applications and tally points in early March. The four finalist cities for the designation will be announced on March 22, to kick off a second round of community rallying and support.

“We know we have the best fans in Junior Hockey here in El Paso, and we’re honored that they nominated us for this important award,” Herman said. “To bring this title to a city like El Paso will go a long way in expanding the reach of this beautiful sport.”

Voting will take place on March 28-29, and the 2020 Kraft Hockeyville USA winner will be announced on or around March 30.

Rhinos to host Seattle, hold Toy Drive for families in need

In their final home series of 2019, the Rhinos will host the Seattle Totems and hold a toy drive to brighten the holidays for local families.

Fans who donate will have the chance to win a signed Rhino jersey and a gift from Alamo Drafthouse.

Following the series, Rhino and Totem players will deliver the donated toys to the La Posada Home on Sunday at 10 am. The Reynolds Home will pick up toys from the rink on Monday at 8 am. Both shelters assist women and children in need.

Last weekend, the Rhinos traveled to Pueblo, Colorado where they dropped the first two games against the Bulls but came from behind to earn a 3-2 win in game three.

For the first time in WSHL history, Seattle Totems will travel to the Sun City. The Totems will trek over 1600 miles for the matchup against the Rhinos on December 13, 14, and 15.

El Paso enters the series sitting atop the Midwest Mountain Division with a record of 21-4-1-1 (W-L-OTW-OTL). Seattle has only played 18 games and has tallied eleven wins, including one overtime victory, and seven losses.

The puck will drop at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and 4:30 pm on Sunday at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center (4100 E. Paisano). Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased online or by calling the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office at 915-533-9899.

El Paso Rhinos host Military Appreciation Series this weekend

The El Paso Rhinos drop the puck on their regular season at home with their annual Military Appreciation Series this weekend.

A large part of the fabric of life in El Paso, the Military community is essential to the Sun City, Head Coach Cory Herman explains.

“It’s hard to think of El Paso without mentioning all the military men and women that put their lives on the line every day. It’s important that we take the time thank them and show that we appreciate how tirelessly they work for our community and our country.”

On Thursday, preceding the series, the Rhinos will join the Bulldog Brigade on Ft. Bliss for a Military Day in which the players experience a simulated battlefield using the Army’s premier combat simulation system.

The team will also wear military themed jerseys and auction them off during Friday’s game.

For their regular season home opener, the Rhinos will also welcome home alumni Chris and Marcus Wilhite, David Nelson and Austin Hoff, who now coach the Pueblo Bulls.

After nine games, Pueblo leads the Midwest Mountain Division with six wins and two overtime losses.  El Paso currently has a record of 5-1-0-0 (W-OTWOTL-L) and is looking to extend their six-game win streak.

The puck will drop at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and at 4:30 pm on Sunday at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center (4100 E. Paisano).

With a valid Military ID Card or Veteran Identification Card, active and retired military personnel, veterans and their families receive free admission to this home series and every home series.

Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased online or by calling the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office at 915-533-9899.

El Paso Rhinos win fourth Thorne Cup title; Party set for Tuesday evening

The El Paso Rhinos are champions once again and the entire city is invited to their Thorne Cup party.

The Rhinos defeated the Ogden Mustangs 2-0 in the championship game of the Western States Hockey League Thorne Cup Finals to defend their title on Saturday, April 13, at the Weber County Ice Sheet in Ogden, Utah.

Now, the team wants to celebrate the victory with the official Rhinos Fan Party at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, located at 4100 East Paisano.

Fans will get the opportunity to celebrate with the players, coaches and staff, and win prizes, such as a signed replica jersey, stick and puck, at the free event. There also will be an auction, where fans can bid on the team’s official warm-up jerseys.

After posting a 3-0 record in the round-robin play and defeating their rival Oklahoma City Blazers in the semifinals of the Thorne Cup Finals tournament, the Rhinos relied on their strong defense to hold off the Mustangs in the championship.

El Paso forward Martin Dubsky opened the scoring with a laser shot in the second period, and forward Max Kamper sealed the victory with his goal in the final minutes of the third period.

This is the team’s fourth title, having claimed the trophy in 2008, 2014 and 2018.

El Paso Rhinos Set to Battle Northern Colorado Eagles for Weekend Series

The Western States Hockey League division-leading El Paso Rhinos hockey team returns home for three consecutive home series at the El Paso County Coliseum starting Friday night.

The Rhinos will start off with a battle against the Northern Colorado Eagles this weekend in a WSHL three-game series at the Coliseum Events Center, 4100 East Paisano.

The games are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, February 8-9, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, February 10.

Heading into the weekend, the Rhinos boast a 29-8-2 record as they lead the Mid-Western Division. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 22-14-2 and in third place in the same division.

In honor of autism awareness, El Paso players will be wearing special themed jerseys that will be auctioned off after Saturday’s game.

El Paso then takes on the Oklahoma City Blazers on February 22-24, followed by a matchup with the Wichita Thunder on March 8-10.

Tickets start at $5 and are available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, online and at the Coliseum Events Center Ticket Booth, which opens one hour before game time.

El Paso Rhinos Return to Face Ontario Avalanche Starting Friday

After spending more than a month on the road, the El Paso Rhinos return to their home ice for a Western States Hockey League three-game home series against the Ontario Avalanche.

The Rhinos skate back home boasting a 27-7-2 record, earning the top spot in Mid-Western Division and are on a four-game win streak after sweeping the Wichita Thunder on the road this past weekend.

The team scored a combined 31 goals, while goalies Nils Velm, Lane Timmons and Colin Woods allowed only five goals in the three-game series.

The Avalanche, meanwhile, are 12-21 and in fourth place in the Western Division.

The games are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, January 25-26, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, January 27, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center, 4100 East Paisano.

Tickets start at $5 and are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, online and at the Coliseum Events Center Ticket Booth, which opens one hour before game time.

El Paso Rhinos Return Home to Duel Dallas Snipers

The El Paso Rhinos will face off against the Dallas Snipers this weekend in a Western States Hockey League three-game series at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center (4100 East Paisano)

The Rhinos, 14-7, are in second place in the Mid-Western Division after losing two games in a three-game series to the Oklahoma City Blazers, the division leader.

The Snipers, who are 8-6-1 and in fourth place in the division, are coming off a sweep of the Wichita Thunder.

In honor of Military Appreciation Weekend, El Paso players will wear special military-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off after Saturday’s game.

The games are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 7-8, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, December 9.

Tickets are $5 for general admission, $7 for Black Section, $10 for Grey Section, $15 for Orange Section, $25 for Glass Section, $30 for Balcony and free for military and their dependents with ID.

Tickets are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, online and at the Coliseum Events Center Ticket Booth, which opens one hour before game time.

El Paso Rhinos Roll Out First Ever ‘Black and Orange Game’ in September

While we may be in the throes of August and all the summer heat, your El Paso Rhinos are looking to get on the ice early this year.

The defending Thorne Cup champs will take the ice in the Sun City in September for the first-ever Black and Orange Game.  Team officials announced the game Friday, adding that admission to the inter-squad match will be free.

On Saturday, September 29 at 7 pm, the Rhinos will play an inter-squad game where half the team, clad in black home jerseys, will face off against the other half who will be suited up in white away jerseys.

Not only will fans see the Rhinos take the ice for the first time, Season Ticket Holders can pick up their season tickets before the game and all fans can skate with the Rhinos following the match up. Fans can also take advantage of all the usual promotions like Jerseys Off Our Backs, Hot Diggity Dog, Miller Lite Scorer of the Game and more.

The puck will drop at 7 pm and tickets can be picked up on game day when the box office opens at 5:30 pm.

For questions or more information, call 915-479-PUCK (7825) or visit elpasorhinos.com.

Video+Gallery – Rhinos Reign! El Paso Tops Ogden 3-2 to Win Thorne Cup

The path to the 2018 Thorne Cup was a short one, but a tough one for the home-standing El Paso Rhinos.

After steamrolling through the regular season, the Rhinos hit a couple of bumps along the way – thanks to the Long Beach Bombers and the OKC Blazers, but came through in the do-or-die games to make the semis, and then the finals.

Sunday afternoon’s game was a back and forth affair, with the Rhinos finally firing the goal that put them on top with only 1:30 showing on the clock.

Red-Hot Rhinos Roll Into Thorne Cup Hockey Championships Wednesday

After rampaging through the regular season and playoffs, the Rhinos now turn their attention to hosting and dominating the Thorne Cup this week.

In their first round-robin game, the Rhinos will take on the Long Beach Bombers at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 11. On April 12 at 7 pm, they’ll face off against familiar foe, the Oklahoma City Blazers, before ending round-robin with a match up against the Utah Outliers on Friday at 7 pm.

After round-robin, the four teams with the highest point totals will advance to the semi-finals on April 14. These games will be played at 2 pm and 7 pm.

The two winners will advance to the finals on April 15 at 4:30 pm. For more information on the tournament structure, click here.

The Rhinos will start the Thorne Cup with the organization’s 10th Annual Teddy Bear Toss in memory of Joni Arnett. Remember to toss your teddies onto the ice after the Rhinos’ first goal of the game!

Also starting on Wednesday, the Rhinos will auction off their orange game-worn jerseys. The bidding will end at the 10 minute mark of the third period on Saturday.

For questions or more information regarding the Thorne Cup game schedule or the Rhinos, go online or call 915-479-PUCK (7825).

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