Rhinos’ Filthy Game-Winning Goal
(WARNING: NSFW LOCKER ROOM LANGUAGE AT THE END)
The El Paso Rhinos beat the Boulder Bison in the last game of the regular season Sunday to take the Mid-West Division regular season title and wrap up home ice advantage throughout the Thorne Cup Playoffs. From Sunday, this was one of the goals of the year for El Paso.
If any goal epitomized Rhinos Hockey, it was Sunday's game-winner -- 1) Unexpected quickness: a short-handed breakaway... 2) The big hit: Matt Tritsch's bull-rush of Matt Anders knocked the defender down and sprung the puck...3) Unselfish play: Centerman Nick Fazio, realizing he had no shot, countered with a nifty behind-the-back pass...4) Solid shooting: Tritsch, who has played a level ahead of the Rhinos in the North American Hockey League, put the puck in about the only place he could -- top-shelf, far post.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner, courtesy of our friend Paul Zimmerman and Channel Z Productions. (If you appreciate good video and/or you're a hockey/Rhinos fan, buy his video yearbook. You will not be disappointed. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Filthy good, but do be careful of the locker room language at the end!