El Paso Rhinos relied on the scoring touch of David Brancik, who netted two goals, to beat Springfield Express, 6-2.
Brancik\’s tallies came on the power play at 15:30 into the second period to make the score 1-1 and 16:56 into the second to make the score 2-1 El Paso Rhinos.
Springfield Express was unable to stop El Paso Rhinos from sending pucks towards the net, and El Paso Rhinos eventually piled up 34 shots on goal. Team\’s forwards weren\’t the only contributers offensively, and the team\’s defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Others who scored for El Paso Rhinos included Jiri Pestuka, who had two and Reinis Vitolins and Bryton Tomko, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for El Paso Rhinos were Patrick Stancl, who had two, Sebastian Borg, who had three, and Robert Horak, Lukas Znosko, and Martin Hanl, who contributed one each.
Springfield Express did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Springfield Express puts an average of 4.4 pucks into the net per game.
Springfield Express was led by Josh Cook, who tallied one goal and one assist. Cook scored 6:06 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Springfield Express. Eric Anderson also scored for Springfield Express. In addition, Springfield Express received assists from Seth Ensor, who had one.
Adam Vay rejected 16 shots on goal for El Paso Rhinos. El Paso Rhinos incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Philip Babb made 28 saves for Springfield Express on 33 shots. Springfield Express incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.