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O'Neill's two goals give Rhinos the win

The El Paso Rhinos defeated the visiting Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks on Saturday, ending 3-2.

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The El Paso Rhinos defeated the visiting Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks on Saturday, ending 3-2.

The hosting team took the lead in the first period, with a goal scored by Donovan O'Neill. Nick Troutwine assisted.

AJ Reed scored in the middle of the second period, assisted by Tristan Kimmen and Jacob Zwirecki.

The Rhinos took the lead 3-0 once again when Donovan O'Neill scored after 8:22 in the third period.

Bohdan Panasenko och Robert Hyde narrowed the gap two times over and created real tension, but the Hat Tricks didn't come any closer than 3-2.

Coming up:

On Friday, the Rhinos will play the IceRays at 7:05 p.m. CST at American Bank Center, and the Hat Tricks will play the Titans at 6 p.m. CST at Danbury Ice Arena.