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Well it was a strange week for our beloved Rhinos. From the penalty marred win in Dallas on Thursday, to the appearance of the Stanford Band at a heartbreaker on Saturday night, things just seemed a little off. The Stallions game was away with no media coverage, so a live report from yours' truly is unavailable. We do however have this info taken from the Rhinos weekly fan newsletter, sent to me by Anson Lytle, and I quote,
"Last night (Thursday the 1st of July), the Rhinos (5-1-1) won their second game in a row by defeating the Dallas Stallions 6-4 in a wild affair at Reunion Arena in Dallas. The game was marred by several penalties and player scuffles with both teams combining for over 100 penalty minutes. Because of the infractions, the game is under review by Roller Hockey International. Despite the infractions, the Rhinos tallied goals from six different players, including Mike Taylor's game-winning shorthanded goal late in the third quarter. Goaltender Jeff Ferguson stopped 27 of 31 shots to capture his fifth win of the season. Defenseman Doug McCarthy contributed a goal in his first game with the Rhinos."
Saturday's contest featured slightly more finesse and some incredible goaltending. Unfortunately the Chicago Bluesmen had the incredible goaltender. Kevin St. Pierre gave up just three goals on 46 shots as the Bluesmen defeated the Rhinos 5-3 at the San Jose Arena. Dennis Basset got his first start of the season and turned in a solid performance in the net, stopping 21 out of 25 shots on goal. San Jose native Travis Hawkins started his first game for the Rhinos as well, turning in a solid performance. On the whole that was the story of the night, the Rhinos played well, but seemed a bit disjointed. That may have been because they were facing a goalie who was unconscious from the opening bell onward.
Regardless, no one merited the coveted "Mr. Chaos" award this week. An honorable mention to Paul Rushforth, he had flashes of insanity, but has far too many offensive skills too be a Mr. Chaos contender. Not to worry, we're certain to have a Mr. Chaos in the upcoming week as Dallas visits the Arena on Thursday the 6th. If there weren't enough bad blood between those two teams, the Anaheim Bullfrogs come in for a game on Saturday night the 10th. Should be an exciting week of RHI action at the old arena.
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The Dallas Stallions visit the San Jose Arena Thursday July 8.The Anaheim Bullfrogs stop by for a thrashing on Saturday July, 10.
The Rhinos complete 1999 schedule(HOME GAMES in CAPS)
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