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    20

    Mayfield

    51

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  • Americas

    10

    Midland Christian

    35

    AT
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  • Anthony

    8

    Van Horn

    40

    AT
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  • Burges

    13

    Bowie

    27

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    17

    Chapin

    0

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  • Carlsbad

    26

    Eastwood

    61

    AT
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  • Cathedral

    6

    San Elizario

    24

    AT
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  • Chaparral

    22

    Mountain View

    48

    AT
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  • Coronado

    21

    Odessa Permian

    31

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  • Deming

    15

    Artesia

    53

    AT
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  • Fabens

    12

    Pecos

    0

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  • Franklin

    42

    Midland

    28

    AT
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  • Hatch

    14

    Clint

    7

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  • Horizon

    8

    Hanks

    41

    AT
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  • Jefferson

    7

    El Paso

    18

    AT
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  • Las Cruces

    22

    Rio Rancho

    30

    AT
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  • Midland Lee

    44

    El Dorado

    51

    AT
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  • Oñate

    25

    Hobbs

    21

    AT
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  • Parkland

    7

    Del Valle

    35

    AT
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  • Riverside

    28

    Bel Air

    34

    AT
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  • Santa Teresa

    24

    Gadsden

    32

    AT
    09/19 - Final

Rhinos Down Bison in Double OT, 3-2

Rhinos Down Bison in Double OT, 3-2
Sports
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 6:59pm

John Morales scored the game-winner at 4:10 of the second overtime and the El Paso Rhinos won Game One of the Mountain Conference Championship in the Thorne Cup Playoffs, 3-2.
Morales and the Rhinos turned the tide with the start of the second OT after the Bison had steadily outshot and out-hustled the hosts as the game wore on.

Boulder led 1-0 up to the midway point of regulation after Austin Snedden popped in a short rebound off of Chandler Yoder's shot just 2:09 into the game.

But the Rhinos worked their way back and, as is often the case in playoff hockey, unlikely heroes emerge as game-changers.

With El Paso on the power play, Austin Hoff's shot was deflected wide past Bison goalie Colin Champine who came off his line for the stop, allowing Czech Republic defenseman Jan Dam to slide in a back-hander to even the score at 9:54 of the second period.

The Rhinos scored their second goal shorthanded off of another rebound, as Champine stopped Chad Cesarz initial shot. The puck bounced to a waiting Andrew Bradford who gave El Paso its first lead at 2:08 of the third period.

But Boulder would answer on its fourth power play as Deon Kidd deflected Dylan Hassell's shot from the point past Rhinos' goalie Alex Palumbo, tying the game at 6:21 of the third.

From there, the Bison began to dominate possession. After being outshot by El Paso 13-6 in the first period and 9-7 in the second, Boulder turned the tables on the Rhinos, outshooting them 11-4 in the third period and 10-3 in the first overtime.

However, El Paso poured it on in the second OT, outshooting the visitors 3-0 before Morales ended it.

After a turnover at the blue line, centerman Tommy Malkmus found the Los Angeles native coming down the middle of the ice. Morales took two strides into the high slot before zipping a wrister that beat Champine over the shoulder to end the game and give the Rhinos a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.

El Paso and the Bison will play again Saturday at 7:30 p.m. MDT and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. for Game Three, if necessary.

Tickets are available at the El Paso County Coliseum box office with free tickets available to military and military families. For more information, contact the Rhinos' front office at 915/479.PUCK (7825), or go to www.elpasorhinos.com.

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