El Paso Rhinos Host Boulder Bison This Weekend
Things have been good to the El Paso Rhinos this season. The team is well-rested after an off week. Prior to that, they swept an important homestand from the second-place Cheyenne Stampede. “I thought we started to play our system this weekend,” Rhinos head coach Cory Herman said. “The first game I thought we didn’t play well the first 40 minutes, but we played very well the last 20.” This weekend, the always tough Boulder Bison are in El Paso to play the Rhinos. The two teams met earlier in the season, with the Bison winning two out of the three games. Herman has not forgotten about what happened four months ago in Colorado.
“Boulder always plays us tough. They’re a good rival and we’re going to see their best this weekend. Both teams have made significant changes since our earlier meeting. We just need to play our system and simplify our game. The rest will take care of itself.”
Since then, the Rhinos have been one of the best teams in the Mountain Conference while the Bison have struggled to stay in striking distance. Currently, Boulder trails the Rhinos by 18 points in the Mountain Conference, and is just behind Cheyenne for third place.
The teams will face off Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Sierra Providence Events Center. Game times for Friday and Saturday are 7:30pm while Super Bowl Sunday’s game is set for 4:30pm. The Rhinos will be wearing their special Valentine’s Day jerseys for the first two games of the series, and they will be auctioned off Saturday night.There will also be a teddy bear toss in honor of Joni Arnett, and all bears will be donated to the El Paso Police Department for kids in domestic circumstances. Friday and Saturday’s games will be broadcast on 600 ESPN El Paso with Duke Keith calling the action. Single game tickets start as low as five dollars and can be purchased at the Coliseum Box Office or any Ticketmaster location. For more information, call 479-PUCK (7825) or visit www.elpasorhinos.com.