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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.

Rhinos Avoid Sweep in OKC, Return Home to Play Dallas this Weekend

This past weekend, the Rhinos traveled to Oklahoma City to play their rivals, the Blazers. Going into the series, the Rhinos sat atop the Midwest Division while the Blazers were in second place.

On Friday, Sam Robinson, with the help of Oscar Andersson and Dominik Sedlacek, put the Rhinos on the board less than four minutes into the fist period. Eight minutes later, Blazer defenseman Michael Jensen evened the game at one.

Although the second period saw no goals, eight penalties, for a total of 17 penalty minutes, were handed out during the period. With only five minutes remaining in regulation, OKC forward Henrik Overvall, slid the puck past Rhino netminder Nils Velm to give the Blazers the win.

Game two started out differently as the Harri Koll was the first to score for the Blazers. After a scoreless second period, Koll scored his second of the game only fourteen seconds into the third period. With just over five minutes remaining in regulation, Rhino forward Jonas Burman put the Rhinos within one of the Blazers.

Moments later, however, an empty net goal by Vitalii Mikhailov gave the Blazers the 3-1 game two win.

Neither team scored in the first period of Sunday’s game, but like Saturday, the Blazers were the first to put a tally on the scoresheet with a goal by Dominic Loubert. Just over a minute later, Rhino forward Sam Sykes tied the game at one. OKC’s Loubert (2) and El Paso’s Ty Erramouspe both posted goals to end the second period knotted at two.

Martin Dubsky gave the Rhinos only their second lead of the series when he scored just before the halfway mark of the third period. With four minutes left in regulation, Erramouspe sealed the deal and gave the Rhinos a 4-2 win to avoid being swept by the Blazers.

After the two losses in Oklahoma, the Rhinos now sit in second place behind the Blazers who lead the Midwest Division.

This weekend, however, the Rhinos hope to add three wins to their record when the play the Dallas Snipers on home ice for Military Appreciation Weekend. Active duty, veterans, and retired military and their dependents receive free admission for this series and every home series.

Throughout the weekend, the Rhinos will recognize Military personnel and wear military-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off following Saturday’s game.

For more information, visit the Rhino’s website or Facebook page.

El Paso Rhinos Return Home to Face Utah Outliers at Coliseum Events Center

The El Paso Rhinos are looking to get back on the winning track this weekend, as they take on the Utah Outliers in a Western States Hockey League three-game series.

The Rhinos will wear special “Día de los Muertos”-themed jerseys that will be auctioned off after Saturday’s game at at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center.

El Paso is 6-3, and looking to snap their losing streak, having dropped a three-game series this past weekend to the competitive Long Beach Bombers, who lead the Western Division.

The 10-5 Outliers, who are in second place in the Mountain Division, are coming off a strong weekend, winning three games and sweeping the Cheyenne Stampede.

The games are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, November 9-10, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, November 11.

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 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.

Rhinos Return for First Home Series of 2018-19 Season This Weekend

The reigning Thorne Cup champions and currently undefeated El Paso Rhinos will open their home ice season this weekend.

The Rhinos will be hosting the Wichita Thunder in a Western States Hockey League three-game series at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center (4100 East Paisano.)

Starting the season 3-0, the Rhinos swept the Dallas Snipers in Dallas earlier this month. Wichita, meanwhile, is still seeking its first win of the season after losing its opening series against the Steamboat Wranglers.

El Paso players will be wearing special baseball jerseys that will be auctioned off following Saturday’s game.

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 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.

The games are set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, October 26-27, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 28.

El Paso Rhinos Release 2018-19 Schedule

While the calendar – and temperatures – may still say summer, the El Paso Rhinos are already thinking cool, frosty thoughts with the release of their 2018-19 season schedule.

All single regular-season and playoff  tickets can be purchased online or at any Ticketmaster location. The Events Center Box Office, located at 4100 East Paisano.

Military receive free admission to every game by presenting a valid ID at the ticket counter. More information can be found here.

For a seating chart, click here.  For specific questions regarding single-game ticketing, call the Coliseum Box Office at 915-533-9899.

For group ticket prices or birthday party packages, questions or more information please visit the Group Tickets page or call 915-479-PUCK(7825) or email info@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.

Our very own Steven Cottingham was there and brings you all the championship action in this ‘Story in Many Pics.”

Story in Many Pics: Rhinos Blank Idaho 4-0, Move to Thorne Cup Championship

In another do-or-die game, the Rhinos took on Idaho Saturday night in their Thorne Cup Semi-Final.

The Icecats came out fighting, but the Rhinos responded and shut out the Idahoans 4-0. With the win, the Rhinos will now face the Ogden Mustangs Sunday at 4:30.

Our very own Steven Cottingham was there and brings you his view of the game in this ‘Story in Many Pics.’

Video+Gallery: Rhinos Rally to Beat Utah 4-3; Earn Semi-Final Spot Saturday

In a do-or-die Friday night game on their home ice, the Rhinos rallied to beat the Utah Outliers 4-3, to move on in the Thorne Cup Championship.

The Rhinos now take on Idaho Saturday night at 7pm.

Our very own Steven Cottingham was there and brings you his view of the game in this ‘Story in Many Pics,’ while Duke Keith brings you the highlights and post-game interviews.

Video+Story in Many Pics: OKC Blazers Best Rhinos 4-3

Round two of the Thorne Cup Finals for the El Paso Rhinos featured a familiar foe: the Oklahoma City Blazers Thursday night.

While the Rhinos may have had their way with the Blazers – and most of the WSHL teams – all season, the OKC team was out for blood, taking the game 4-3.  The Rhinos are back in action Friday night at 7p vs the Utah Outliers.

Our very own Steven Cottingham was at the game and brings you his view in this ‘Story in Many Pics’

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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).

El Paso Rhinos Prep For OKC in WSHL Midwest Division Finals

With dominating wins over the Dallas Snipers last weekend, the El Paso Rhinos will face off against the Oklahoma City Blazers in the Midwest Division Finals this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – if needed.

The Rhinos are riding a 19-game win streak after sweeping the Dallas Snipers in the Midwest Division Semi-Finals. Netminders Filip Krasanovsky and Kayden Pickles both earned shutouts this past weekend, while the Rhino offense posted 21 answered goals in two games.

Currently ranked second in the Division after the Rhinos, the Blazers clenched their Division Finals berth by beating the Springfield Express in game three last weekend.

OKC comes into the series as one of only two teams to earn a win over the Rhinos this season. In January, the Rhinos dropped their first game of the series, 5-4, in overtime. El Paso, however, earned the series win by winning the final two games of the series.

Now the Blazers look to guarantee their spot in the Thorne Cup tournament with a series win in Rhino Country. Should the Rhinos win the series, they will earn their ninth Division Title.

After this series, the team will prepare for the Thorne Cup. El Paso’s Round-Robin games are set for Wednesday, April 11, Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13, at 7 pm. The Semi-Finals will be held on April 14 and the championship game will be played on April 15 at 4:30 pm.

Tickets for Division Finals and the Thorne Cup can be purchased through Ticketmaster. 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 East Paisano).

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

Red-Hot Rhinos Ready for Playoffs vs Dallas; Thorne Cup Championship Series

After rampaging through the regular season, the El Paso Rhinos are rested and ready for the first round of the WSHL Playoffs this weekend against the Dallas Snipers.

The home playoff games against Dallas are set for March 23-25, with the second round scheduled for March 30-April 1. All playoff series are best two of three series, so Sunday games will only be played if necessary.

The Rhinos finished the regular season with a record of 49-1-1, the Western States Hockey League’s best regular-season record to date. For the Midwest Division Semi-Finals, the Rhinos will take on the Dallas Snipers, who are currently ranked fourth in the division. El Paso played Dallas three times during the regular season, sweeping them each time.

Every game has been won decisively and the team has scored over 80 goals on their fellow Texas team. Rhino netminders have also combined for five shutouts in nine games against the Snipers.

If the Rhinos win the match-up, they will advance to the Midwest Division Finals where they will take on the winner of the Springfield-Oklahoma City series.

Friday and Saturday games will start at 7 pm and Sunday games, if necessary, will start at 4:30 pm. Single game playoff tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.

On Saturday, the Rhinos will auction off their game-worn black jerseys after the game. Additionally, through the Jerseys Off Our Backs promotion, every fan will have the chance to win a game-worn jersey which will be given to the winner during the third period.

Western Tech and Metro PCS will also present intermission contests and offer great prizes during the Friday and Saturday games.

The Rhinos will host also host the 2018 Thorne Cup Championship between April 11 and April 15, with five teams from around the country traveling to the Sun City for the Western States Hockey League’s annual tournament.

Round robin play will begin on April 11 and continue through April 13. The semi-finals will be played on Saturday, April 14, and the tournament will conclude with the championship game on Sunday, April 15.

As the host team, the Rhinos are guaranteed three games that will be played on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now here.

Thorne Cup tickets will be available for pick up on April 8 at the Rhino Fan Party from 12 to 2 pm at the rink.

El Paso Rhinos Ready to Host WSHL Playoffs; Tickets On Sale Starting Saturday

For the third time in the team’s 12-year history, the El Paso Rhinos will host the annual Western States Hockey League season finale tournament, featuring six of the best teams in the nation, at the El Paso County Coliseum Events Center (4100 East Paisano.)

The first round gets underway April 11, with the semifinals April 14 and the championship April 15.

“We are excited to have teams from around the country experience the hospitality of the Sun City,” said El Paso Rhinos coach Cory Herman. “We’re also thankful to have the support of El Paso behind us as we make a run for the Thorne Cup here in Rhino Country.”

The Rhinos have two Thorne Cup titles – 2008 and 2014.

The last time El Paso hosted the Thorne Cup tournament, the team won the championship with a stellar 44-2 record. Currently, the Rhinos are in the midst of a phenomenal season with a 46-1-1 record, so far, in their quest to win the title once again on home ice.

The Rhinos have only three games left in the regular season – 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 2-3, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, against the Wichita Jr. Thunder at the Events Center – before competing in the Thorne Cup playoffs.

The WSHL is an Amateur Athletic Union-sanctioned Tier II Junior A ice hockey league, which features 23 teams split into four divisions: Mid-Western, Western, Northwestern and Mountain.

El Paso plays in the Mid-Western Division, along with the Oklahoma City Blazers, Dallas Snipers, Springfield Express and Thunder.

Tickets, which will cost $7, $10, $15, $20, $30 and $35, plus fees, will be available at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Red Hot Rhinos Ready for St. Baldrick’s Series vs Dallas

Last weekend, the red-hot Rhinos scored 45 goals in a sweep of the Thunder, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday they’re back in the Sun City for the St. Baldrick’s series.

After Saturday’s game, the team, including the coaching and training staff, stick boys, and other Rhino members, will shave their heads for the eighth straight year to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Fans will be able to bid on their favorite Rhino’s head to take the first swipe. All bids to take the first swipe for the head shaving will be done during the El Paso Rhinos home game Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 pm.

Bidding will conclude at the 10-minute mark of the third period and shaving will take place immediately following the game. Anyone that can’t make the game but wanting to bid can do so via email (therman@elpasorhinos.com).

Email submissions must be submitted by February 23 at 11 pm (MT).  You can also help your favorite Rhino raise money by donating online.

Rhinos Return Home to Battle Dallas after Sweeping Thunder

Over the weekend, the El Paso Rhinos traveled to Wichita for their final regular-season road trip, and once again came away with a series sweep.

On Friday, Kayden Pickles stopped all nine shots he faced and earned his second shutout of the season. Max Kamper, Nikita Pintusov, Austin Simpson and Adam Stalzer each had a pair of goals and contributed to the 16-0 win over the Thunder.

Filip Krasanovsky started in net for the Rhinos on Saturday and quickly gave up one goal just under four minutes into the first period. However, with two shorthanded goals, Chaseton Sare’s five-point game and Austin Simpson’s four goals, El Paso ended the second game with a final score of 18-1.

Sunday’s 11-2 win saw two more power play goals, one shorthanded goal, hat tricks by Simpson and Pintusov and a pair of goals by Kranabetter.

El Paso’s sweep of the Thunder extends their win streak to 11 games and gives them a record of 43-1-1 on the season.

The Rhinos will host two more regular season home series on February 23-25 and March 2-4. On February 24, as part of the St. Baldrick’s series, the entire team will shave their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research.

The following Sunday, March 4, the Rhinos will host their Paint the Ice promotion as the final event in the Kids Series. Home playoff games are tentatively set for March 23-25 and March 30-April 1.

All playoff series are best two of three series, so Sunday games will only be played if necessary. Information on playoff tickets can be found here.

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