Craig's big game bests Dallas Snipers in 10-2 El Paso Rhinos win
Behind a great game by Kendal Craig, who had two goals and one assist, El Paso Rhinos defeated Dallas Snipers, 10-2.
Craig found the back of the net 3:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 El Paso Rhinos and again while short handed 19:40 into the first to make the score 3-1 El Paso Rhinos.
El Paso Rhinos forced Dallas Snipers goalie Renaud Gaboury to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots. El Paso Rhinos surpassed its usual scoring output this season. El Paso Rhinos averages 6.2 goals per game. El Paso Rhinos was hit hard by penalties in the contest, and totaled 10 minors and one major for 25 minutes in penalty time.
El Paso Rhinos additionally got points from Brennan Johnsson, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Mitch Cobby, who also had one goal and two assists, Sebastian Borg, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Jonah Pearson, who also registered one goal and one assist, and Jiri Pestuka, who also tallied one goal and two assists. El Paso Rhinos also got a goal from Marek Langhammer as well. Other players who recorded assists for El Paso Rhinos were David Brancik, who had three, Patrick Gleason, Patrik Stancl, Bryton Tomko, and Lukas Znosko, who contributed one each, and Jordan Cullum and Koler Kanistanaux, who each chipped in two.
Dallas Snipers did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Dallas Snipers puts an average of 4.1 pucks into the net per game. Dallas Snipers' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as Dallas Snipers finished with 21 penalty minutes.
Dallas Snipers was helped by Justin Becton, who had one goal. Becton scored on the power play 8:04 into the first period to make the score 2-1 El Paso Rhinos. A charging penalty on Znosko had put Dallas Snipers on the power play. Jean Cobo picked up the assist. Dusan Olsa also scored for Dallas Snipers. More assists for Dallas Snipers came via Trent Williams, who had one.
El Paso Rhinos' Alek Lazarski stopped 17 shots out of the 19 that he faced. El Paso Rhinos registered two goals on five power play opportunities. Gaboury recorded 23 saves for Dallas Snipers. Dallas Snipers registered two goals on seven power play opportunities.