Costi Hinn scored the opening goal 6:16 into the game, and Zach Kohn scored the game winner at 18:54 of the first period, as El Paso runs its win streak to 14.
Mark Gillings scored on the power play just 33 seconds into the second period to draw Dallas within one, but the Rhinos unleashed a six-goal barrage to round out the period, beginning with Nick Gorup’s shorthanded goal at 4:56.
Bill Krueger scored both of El Paso ’s power play goals back-to-back at 8:27 and 12:21. Anthony Paulsen scored just over a minute later and Zach Hale notched the Rhinos’ second shorthanded goal of the game at 15:27. El Paso has 14 shorthanded goals, second only to the Phoenix Polar Bears 15.
Debuting in front of theSierra-ProvidenceEventsCenter crowd, Kevin Davis scored the first of his two back-to-back goals at 18:48 of the second. Davis scored again just over three minutes later, at 2:30 of the third period.
Davis’ first goal in a Rhinos uniform was the game-winner in El Paso’s WSHL Showcase victory over Phoenix .
Jeremy Schmudlach scored an unassisted goal at 18:37 to round out the scoring.
El Paso went 2-for-7 on the power play, its 49th and 50th goals with the man advantage this season for nearly 26-percent on the season, also second-best.
With three assists on the night Marcus Wilhite is tied for sixth in the WSHL with 53 points on 23 goals and 30 assists. Zach Kohn’s goal gives him 18 on the season against 34 assists for 52 points, tying him for eighth in the league.
Goaltender Anthony Natali picked up his 12th win and has yet to be beaten in net. Natali’s 2.15 goals-against average is fifth in the league, just two-tenths of a point behind El Paso’s Arthur Hollinger.
The teams tangle twice more this weekend, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. MST and Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. MST. All games can be viewed via the web at www.elpasorhinos.com as Duke Keith and Michael Hissam call the action. Fans can also follow the action via www.pointstreak.com. Just key “WSHL” into the hockey searchbar and follow the links.