Rhinos Sweep Capitals

Oct 17, 2021

Friday: El Paso 11 @ Atlanta 1 – The Rhinos got goals from nine different players, including two goals apiece from Dylan Thompson and Caden Butler in a dominant 11-1 win over Atlanta. The Rhinos opened up a 5-0 lead halfway through the game with goals from Butler, Noah Easterson, Wesley Rees, Jaxon Penner, and Matthew Barnes. The Capitals broke the shutout late in the 2nd period with their lone goal from Caleb Miller. The Rhinos added six more goals in the 3rd period, including two from Thompson, another from Butler and others from Payne Pent, Reno Parker, and Kaiden Hafele. Camden Pendleton made 27 saves in the win, while Brendan Smith and Paul Jarvis shared the loss.


Saturday: El Paso 10 @ Atlanta 2 – Connor Thompson had two goals and three assists to lead the Rhinos to another convincing win in Atlanta. El Paso scored the opening four goals as they put the game away early, which included two goals from Wesley Rees and others from Thompson and Jack Olson. El Paso added three more goals in the 2nd period as Thompson scored again and Zachary Ware and Caden Butler also scored. Colin Clough, Riley Hunt-Bahn and Jaxon Penner added goals in the 3rd period. Anthony O’Neal scored both goals for Atlanta in the loss. Camden Pendleton made 43 saves in the win, while Paul Jarvis and Coleman Garnier combined for the loss.


Sunday: El Paso Rhinos 7 @ Atlanta 4 – The Rhinos completed a three-game road sweep of the Capitals thanks to a 7-4 win on Sunday. Matthew Barnes and Caden Butler each had four-point games in the win. El Paso jumped out to a 3-0 lead on goals from Connor Thompson, Riley Hunt-Bahn and Wesley Rees. The Capitals responded with three straight goals in  the 2nd period to tie the game at 3-3 as Harrison Flaacke, Nick Mumford, and Frederic Sterling all scored. The Rhinos then rattled off four straight goals to put the game out of reach as Barnes, Butler, Payne Pent and Hunt-Bahn all scored. Sterling would add his second goal of the game for the Caps to complete the scoring. Peyton Brendel made 16 saves and Camden Pendleton made 14 saves in the combined win, while Brendan Smith made 61 saves in the loss.