El Paso, TX (KDBC) — The Rhinos will play for the Junior Hockey National Championship after routing the Soo Firebirds Saturday, 12-2 in Las Vegas. The United Hockey Union Title game will be a rematch of this season's Thorne Cup Championship. Top seed El Paso will face the Idaho Junior Steelheads.
The Rhinos fell to the Steelheads, 3-2 in a shootout, in pool play of the UHU Tournament and was their first loss of 2014 after winning 34 straight games.
The puck drops at 12:15p MT for the Championship. It would be the Rhinos first ever Junior Hockey National Championship.