Pestuka nets hat trick, leads El Paso Rhinos to 16-1 win over Dallas Snipers
Dallas Snipers could not stop El Paso Rhinos' Jiri Pestuka, who tallied a hat trick in a 16-1 win.
Pestuka's first goal came 7:14 into the third period. He then added goals at 10:42 into the third and at 14:19 into the third.
Dallas Snipers' 10 penalties came back to haunt it, as Dallas Snipers let up four goals while on the penalty kill.
El Paso Rhinos made Dallas Snipers' netminders to work in net, totaling 51 shots and forcing 35 saves. Joshua Soule made 22 stops and Emil Eriksson made 13. El Paso Rhinos surpassed its usual scoring output this season. El Paso Rhinos has scored at the pace of 8.1 goals per game during the current campaign. El Paso Rhinos' penalty killing units received substantial work throughout the game as El Paso Rhinos finished with 29 penalty minutes.
El Paso Rhinos additionally got points from Kalvis Ozols, who also tallied one goal and three assists, Tom Bartel, who also finished with one goal and three assists, Krisztian Nagy, who also grabbed one goal and two assists, Nick Plesa, who also racked up two goals and one assist, Drew DePalma, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Andrew Bradford, who also registered one goal and two assists, Jeremy Rezaeepour, who also had one goal and one assist, Eric Baldwin, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Matthew Plesa, who also tallied two goals and one assist. Chad Cesarz also scored for El Paso Rhinos. More assists for El Paso Rhinos came via Peter Plesa, who had three, David Nelson, who had four, and Chandler Bruyckere and Roman Konecny, who each chipped in one.
The Dallas Snipers penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled nine minors and one major for 33 minutes in penalty time. Dallas Snipers surpassed its season average of 25.0 penalty minutes per game. Dallas Snipers was held below its usual level of production. Dallas Snipers averages 3.9 goals per game.
Adam Vay made 23 saves for El Paso Rhinos on 24 shots. El Paso Rhinos ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Nagy was ejected from the game. Dallas Snipers registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. For Dallas Snipers, Brad Merchant was ejected from the game.