Mike Fazio

Mike Fazio

What years were you with the Rhinos?

I was with the Rhinos in the 2010-2011 season when we took 2nd at nationals.

How did you become a Rhino?

I was traded down to the Rhinos from Bismarck in the North American Hockey League.

Go back to when you were here. Describe the season or seasons in which you were here, how you felt, and what you experienced.

The time I spent as a Rhino is something I\’ll never forget. It was nice to go to an established program and go to a place where you\’re treated as a professional. It was a blessing to go to the rink everyday with the group of guys and spend time with them in top notch facilities.

What is your most memorable moment as a Rhino?

My most memorable moment as a Rhino was playing in the national championship game. It\’s something that not everybody gets a chance to compete for and it showed what kind of character we had as a team, and that\’s something that will always stick with me.

Did you continue to play after your time with the Rhinos? And if so, where? Did you receive any awards?

After the Rhinos, I moved back up to the North American Hockey League for two years. I spent time with Chicago as an Assistant Captain and in Springfield and Kalamazoo as the Captain. I recently committed to play for NCAA D3 University Wisconsin River Falls.

Is there anyone you that still keep in touch with in El Paso?

I still talk to Garrett Poland, Mikey Rivera and a few other people in El Paso.

Where are you and what do you do now?

I am in Chicago living at home, Training for next season and running a small business with a friend. we train kids on and off the ice.

What is one last thing would like to go back and do one last time as a Rhino?

One last thing I would like to do as a Rhino again is be in the locker room right before a game. The atmosphere was incredible with the music being played, the fans and how excited they were, and skating out of the Rhino head.