SCOUTING STAFF EXPANSION & THE EL PASO RHINOS TRAINING CENTER
In an effort to maintain the influx of ice hockey talent, the Rhinos organization increased their recruiting staff to five just before the 2009- 2010 season. Player Personnel Director Trevor Converse oversaw the 5 man staff, which included Lou Fritz, Mike Young, Bret Norris and Lou Gravel.
The Rhinos also made proactive efforts to improve the way their players lived and trained. In June of 2010, the franchise opened the El Paso Rhinos Training Center. The hockey specific gym contains state of the art equipment, including “The EDGE” Skating Treadmill, which allows players to skate on an ice-like treadmill, as well as the TOUCHEYE™ Video Analysis System, which provides immediate video response during training sessions. With the new training facility as a bonus, numerous players signed with the Rhinos for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.