Snipers End Season Series With Rhinos


Rhinos rumble past Snipers in three straight 

02.23.18 – El Paso 11, Dallas 0

02.24.18 – El Paso 7, Dallas 1

02.25.18 – El Paso 11, Dallas 0

The El Paso Rhinos cruised to a three-game sweep of the Dallas Snipers as they began a season-ending home stand that will also include their final three regular season games next week, all of their divisional playoff games and the 2018 Thorne Cup Final, which they will host.

Phillip Pugliese (3-3-6) and Jakob Kranabetter (3-2-5) both notched hat tricks in El Paso’s 11-0 win on Friday.  Kranabetter accumulated 11 points (6-5-11) on the weekend, adding to his WSHL career points record.

Jayden Ritchie had four helpers for the Rhinos, who only managed one goal in the first period, but five each in the second and third.

Manny Legace went the distance in the Dallas crease, stopping 26 of 27 shots in the first period alone, and making 50 of his 59 saves through the first two periods.

Evan Williams followed up Legace’s impressive effort with 38 saves on Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Rhinos from posting a 7-1 win.

Chaseton Sare scored three goals for El Paso and assisted on Kranabetter’s second-period tally.  Pugliese dished out three assists.

Nine different El Paso skaters scored on Sunday and Kayden Pickles posted the shutout in an 11-0 Rhinos win.

Kranabetter and Carlo Wittor scored twice for El Paso and Brady Weiss made 55 saves for the Snipers. 

By Harrington Sports Media