Saturday: El Paso 6 @ Austin 2: El Paso extended their win streak to 12 Saturday night with a convincing win over the Ice Bats. Matthew Gross broke the deadlock with a 1st period goal for the Rhinos. Jaylen Mendez and Brody Beahan helped Austin take back the lead with consecutive goals in the 2nd. Before the period break, Caden Butler found his 25th goal of the season to tie the game through two periods. It was all El Paso in the final frame as Matthew Barnes, Dylan Thompson, Riley Hunt-Bahn, and Payne Pent all deposited Rhino goals. Peyton Brendel completed the win with 31 saves. Elias Kyrola had a valiant effort in net for the Ice Bats, stopping 70 of 76 shots.
Sunday: El Paso 5 @ Austin 2: The Rhinos earned a 5-2 victory over the Ice Bats on Sunday. Tristen Elmhurst, Matt Barnes (2), Zach Ware, and Riley Hunt-Bahn tallied goals in the second game of the series. El Paso netminder Peyton Brendel made 7 saves on 9 shots.