Between Kevin Ware's leg snapping like a twig and Sidney Crosby taking pucks in the mouth, it has NOT been a good week for squeamish sports fans. To make matters worse, some media folks have brought up things like Joe Theismann's breaking leg and Clint Malarchuk's severed carotid artery to put the new lowlights into perspective. But don't fret, sensitive sports fan -- help is on the way! (WARNING! GRAPHIC, NASTY, HORRIFIC VIDEO & A BIT OF NAUGHTY LANGUAGE AHEAD!)
Joshua Mikes notched a hat trick, goalie Filip Orcik stopped 45 of 47 El Paso shots and the Bay Area Seals avenged a first-round loss to the Rhinos with a 7-2 win, vaulting the Seals into the Thorne Cup Finals Easter Sunday in McCall, ID
Taylor Bargar and Chad Cesarz each scored twice and the Rhinos' special teams contributed half of their eight goals Friday afternoon, as El Paso dominated the Fresno Monsters from start to finish, 8-3.
The El Paso Rhinos overcame a disastrous first period to score five unanswered goals, roaring back to double the Bay Area Seals, 6-3, in their opening game at the Thorne Cup championship tournament in McCall, ID, Thursday night.
Check out the video highlights as the El Paso Rhinos beat the Boulder Bison, 4-1, to sweep the Mountain Conference championship series and earn a trip to the Thorne Cup Championship Tournament Easter weekend.
CBS' Greg Gumbel had an unfortunate slip of the tongue on the first big day of the NCAA Tournament, saying St. Louis beat "New Mexican State". At least he wasn't calling them "New Mexico" like analyst Dan Bonner kept doing during the game.
Austin Hoff scored a natural hat trick, including the game-winner, as the El Paso Rhinos swept the Phoenix Knights out of the Thorne Cup Playoffs with a 5-1 win in Game Two of the best-of-three series Saturday night.
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