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The El Paso Rhinos are a seventh year organization in the Western States Hockey League.
The Rhinos currently sit at 15-0-0 with a strong lead in the Mountain West division. They’ve gotten off to the best start in the WSHL thus far, and as of the morning of Dec. 12, were the only undefeated team in the league. They face the Tulsa Jr. Oilers in the first of three games in three days on Thursday.
Head coach Cory Herman was excited about his team’s great start, pointing to a very obvious early strength for the 2013-14 Rhinos.
“Offense has been the biggest factor in us winning so far,” Herman said. “We have been very fortunate when it comes to putting the puck in the net.”
El Paso has netted 60 goals in its last six games, and is averaging better than six goals per game, an unbelievable rate by any standard. They have been led on offense by leading scorers Dakota Beaulieu (16 goals, nine assists), Trey Hughes (11 goals, 13 assists) and Tom Bartel (three goals, 20 assists).
Even with their flawless record to this point, the Rhinos have areas where improvement is needed.
“We need to work on our defensive zone coverage as a team,” Herman said.
The Rhinos are currently sporting an overall team goals against average of 2.00. El Paso is led on defense by Chris Wilhite (six goals, 11 assists) and Jack Strusz (goal, eight assists).
Goaltender Adam Vay has gotten off to a great start along with the rest of his team. The Rhinos have put enough pucks in the net so far and have not forced their goalie to steal games for them, but he has unreal numbers nonetheless. He currently holds a 12-0-0 mark, a league high .940 save percentage, and a 1.70 GAA, which is second in the league as well.
“Vay is our guy in net,” Herman reaffirmed.
El Paso hopes to keep its unbelievable start to the season rolling against their division rivals the Oilers, beginning tonight.
On the horizon, beginning Dec. 17 and ending Dec. 21 is the heavily scouted Western States Shootout in Las Vegas.
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