El Paso Rhinos took home the win against Springfield Express, 6-3.
El Paso Rhinos forced Springfield Express goalie Philip Babb to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots.
El Paso Rhinos was helped by Dominique Pozzi, who registered one goal. Pozzi scored 4:36 into the third period to make the score 4-2 El Paso Rhinos. Martin Hanl picked up the assist. El Paso Rhinos also got points from Bryton Tomko, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Gavin Abbott, who also had one goal and one assist, and Hanl, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for El Paso Rhinos included Kendal Craig and Vojtech Zemlicka, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for El Paso Rhinos were Patrick Stancl, Reinis Vitolins, Lukas Znosko, Marek Langhammer, and Jiri Pestuka, who contributed one each.
Springfield Express stifled El Paso Rhinos\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Springfield Express was led by Seth Ensor, who registered one goal and two assists. Ensor scored short handed 19:05 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Springfield Express. Springfield Express was on a disadvantage when Mike Heverly went off the ice for tripping. Springfield Express also had goals scored by Vito DeVito and Josh Cook, who each put in one.
Ryan Buttazzoni made 16 saves for El Paso Rhinos on 19 shots. El Paso Rhinos incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors. Springfield Express\’ Babb stopped 29 shots out of the 35 that he faced. Springfield Express incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.