Friday: El Paso 3 @ Louisiana 7 – Thomas Mougin had a goal and three assists as the Louisiana Drillers defeated the El Paso Rhinos by a score of 7-3. Tyler Walker added two goals and an assist in the victory while Mark Kurliandchyk also potted a pair of goals. Mason Wilbur contributed a goal and an assist. Tyler Compton got himself on the scoresheet with a goal as well. Zachary Ware and Noah Easterson each grabbed a goal and a helper. Caden Butler also scored for El Paso in the loss. Evan Witchow stopped 33 of 36 shots while Camden Pendleton and Peyton Brendel teamed up to make 40 saves.
Saturday: El Paso 7 @ Louisiana 5 – Matthew Gross registered a hat trick as the El Paso Rhinos defeated the Louisiana Drillers by a score of 7-5. Wesley Rees potted a pair of goals while Noah Easterson and Jaxon Penner also scored in the win. Zan Mojzer and Anderson O’Connor each tallied a pair of goals for the Drillers while Thomas Mougin had a goal and an assist. Peyton Brendel made 30 saves to earn the win while Brandon Keeney and Evan Wittchow combined for 40 stops for the Drillers.
Sunday: El Paso 10 @ Louisiana 1 – Connor Thompson had four goals and an assist and Matthew Gross had three goals and an assist as the Rhinos picked up a series win over the Drillers with a 10-1 win on Sunday in the rubber match. It was all Rhinos from the start as goals from Gross and Thompson in the 1st period made it 2-0. The Rhinos erupted for six more goals in the 2nd period as Thompson completed his hat-trick, Gross scored his second goal, and Caden Butler, Wesley Rees, and Zachary Ware also scored. In the 3rd period, Thompson scored his fourth and Gross completed his hat-trick. Late in the period Chris Littlefield scored the lone goal for Louisiana. Camden Pendleton and Peyton Brendel combined for 26 saves in the win, while Evan Wittchow made 14 saves and Brandon Keeney made 19 saves in the loss.