El Paso Rhinos takes care of Dallas Snipers early, wins 12-0
Dallas Snipers fell behind early, and El Paso Rhinos kept piling on the points on the way to a 12-0 victory.
Adam Vay spearheaded the defensive effort for El Paso Rhinos, as he did not allow a puck past him and made 27 saves for the shutout. Vay certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.76 entering the contest.
Matthew Plesa was all over the ice for El Paso Rhinos, as he tallied one goal and two assists in the win. Plesa scored 4:01 into the first period to make the score 1-0 El Paso Rhinos. Peter Plesa assisted on the tally.
El Paso Rhinos forced Dallas Snipers' goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, firing 38 shots and forcing 26 saves. Steffen Muller made one stops and Joshua Soule made 25. El Paso Rhinos' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on nine Dallas Snipers power plays. El Paso Rhinos surpassed its usual scoring output this season. El Paso Rhinos averages 8.1 goals per game. El Paso Rhinos could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 26 minutes in penalties during the game. El Paso Rhinos' defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
El Paso Rhinos also got points from Nick Plesa, who also finished with one goal and four assists, Plesa, who also tallied three goals and three assists to lead the team in points, Roman Konecny, who also had one goal and one assist, and Jiri Pestuka, who also racked up two goals and one assist. Drew DePalma also scored for El Paso Rhinos. More assists for El Paso Rhinos came via Chandler Bruyckere, Dakota Beaulieu, Jeremy Rezaeepour, Chris Wilhite, and Jack Strusz, who each chipped in one and Tom Bartel and Eric Baldwin, who contributed two a piece.
Dallas Snipers' offense operated below it season average. Dallas Snipers averages 3.7 goals per game.
El Paso Rhinos registered one goal on four power play opportunities. Dallas Snipers incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.