Snipers Fall To El Paso In Round 1
MID-WESTERN DIVISION SEMIFINAL – SERIES A
#4 Dallas Snipers (13-38-0) at
#1 El Paso Rhinos (49-1-1)
GAME 1Friday, March 23El Paso 11, Dallas 0
GAME 2Saturday, March 24El Paso 10, Dallas 0
El Paso wins series, 2 games to 0; advances to play Oklahoma City
As expected, the division semifinal series between the WSHL’s most dominant team of the regular season, the El Paso Rhinos, and the #4 seed Dallas Snipers was a one-sided affair.
Phillip Pugliese (4-2-6) and Leeam Tivers (3 goals) led the charge for the Rhinos in an 11-0 win in Game One. Filip Krasanovsky, who recorded 11 shutouts during the regular season, posted a clean sheet in his Thorne Cup playoff debut.
Manny Legace (30 saves) and Brady Weiss (29 saves) split the goaltending duties for Dallas.
Game Two went by on Saturday without any drama. El Paso went up 3-0 in the first period and extended the lead with five unanswered goals in the second on their way to a 10-0 win.
Three goals in the first 3:31 of the second period did away with any intrigue.
Logan Orem (2-2-4) and Donald Alchin, Jr. (2-1-3) each scored two goals.
Evan Williams handled the goaltending duties for Dallas, making 39 of his 50 saves through the first two periods.
By Harrington Sports Media