RECORD BREAKING 2012-2013 SEASON
The 2012-2013 season marked El Paso’s first season in the Mountain Conference. Regardless of new opponents, the Rhinos were able to clinch their conference.
By the end of the 2012-2013 season, the Rhinos had broken all franchise attendance records, setting new records for the most sold out crowds in one season, largest crowd in a season and overall total attendance for the year.
Many players from the 2012-2013 roster graduated to higher leagues at season’s end. Rhinos tough guy John Morales signed with the English River Miners of the SIJHL. El Paso native and Rhinos captain Michael Rivera went on to play college hockey at the University of Central Oklahoma. Forwards Tyler Basham and Tommy Malkmus went on to play in the NAHL. Basham joined the NAHL’s Johnstown Tomahawks while Malkmus returned home to North Dakota to play with the NAHL Bismarck Bobcats.