The Prospector

Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

The+Rhinos+won+their+third+Thorne+Cup+in+franchise+history+on+Sunday.
The Rhinos won their third Thorne Cup in franchise history on Sunday.

The Rhinos won their third Thorne Cup in franchise history on Sunday.

Photo courtesy of the El Paso Rhinos

Photo courtesy of the El Paso Rhinos

The Rhinos won their third Thorne Cup in franchise history on Sunday.

Jeremy Carranco, Sports Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The El Paso Rhinos put the cherry on top of a magical 2017-18 season with a 3-2 win over the Ogden Mustangs at a sold out El Paso County Events Center on Sunday, securing the franchise’s third Thorne Cup title.

Western States Hockey League (WSHL) Tournament MVP Nikita Pintusov scored the go-ahead goal at the 2:10 mark of the third period and the Rhinos held on for the final minutes to conclude the season at 55-3-1.

The Rhinos trailed 1-0 early in the first period before the team was able to knot the game up at 1-1 halfway through the second period with a shot from JC Dubecky.

Leeam Tivers helped put El Paso ahead 2-1 with a netter at the 7:29 mark of the third period before Ogden was able to tie the game back up 11 seconds later.

Five minutes later following the Mustangs’ knotter, Pintusov became the hero of the night to give El Paso it’s third Thorne Cup (2007-08, 2013-14, 2017-18).

The Rhinos will return to the ice for the 2018-19 campaign in October.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    Entertainment

    Viejo Coffee:  a new way to drink iced coffee.

  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    Entertainment

    Alfredo Corchado sheds light on life as a migrant and journalist in ‘Homelands’

  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    Multimedia

    The Educators: Episode Five: Ginaelisa Cortez

  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    Immigration

    Migrant families in El Paso await reunification

  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    News

    This week at UTEP: July 16-21

  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    News

    UTEP’s Student Occupational Therapy Association to volunteer at Annunciation House

  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    Entertainment

    Chicano Batman entertains crowd at Cohen Stadium

  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    Sports

    Reno hands El Paso first series sweep of the season

  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    Sports

    El Paso drops third straight to Reno in doubleheader

  • Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown

    Sports

    Chihuahuas fall in first game against Reno

Assayer of Student Opinion.
Rhinos beat Ogden to claim third Thorne Cup crown