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Make It 28! Sun Devils Extend Winning Streak Against Rival Wildcats

The Arizona State Sun Devils achieved the No. 1 rank in the ACHA polls for the first time in program history Thursday and continued to play like the best team in the nation against the University of Arizona.

ASU came into the two-game series with a 26-game winning streak against their rival school and a perfect 11-0 record.

The Sun Devils came out firing against the Wildcats. “Wildcat killer” Kale Dolinski, who has 10 of his 23 points this season against Arizona, started the scoring for the Devils. Stephen Collins would add another before intermission and ASU would go into the break with a 2-0 lead.

Arizona would show some life with a quick goal in the second period, but it would be the only time the team would light the lamp behind Sun Devil goaltender Joe D’Elia.

D’Elia would finish with 20 saves and a .952 save percentage.

Despite the game being out of reach on the scoreboard, the Wildcats continued their physical play and late in the second period the Sun Devil faithful found themselves holding their collective breaths.

Freshman sensation Jordan Young went down after receiving a dirty hit and was helped off the ice.

Coach Greg Powers spoke on the injury to his freshman sensation, saying, “Jordan is doing just fine,” Powers said. “We were strictly taking precautionary measures with him and he’s just a little banged up and sore from taking a big double hit at center ice. He’s in very good spirits. He is obviously a monster piece of our puzzle.”

The Sun Devils would keep the game under control despite emotions running high. Dolinski and Collins would each tally another goal in the third period and the Wildcats skated off the ice with their tales between their legs after the thorough 7-1 loss.

“It felt great. I think that we played our best all around game this year,” D’Elia said after the game. “All in all, it was fun as usual and we come back tomorrow and play the same way.”

The Wildcats proved to be a tougher test in the second game. The teams exchanged goals in the first two periods and entered the final period knotted up 1-1.

With a massive winning streak against their rival school and a perfect record on the line, the Sun Devils picked up their play as the third period progressed.

In a major hustle play, Faiz Khan would pressure the Arizona defenders on the forecheck and force a turnover. Khan found himself alone behind the Wildcat defenders and easily beat the goalie blocker side, quieting the home crowd and giving ASU the lead for good.

Watch Khan’s Game Winner

“It felt really great, like a weight was lifted off my shoulders,” Khan said. “To get the game winner, especially down there in front of their home crowd, it made it a little bit more special.”

While Khan got the game winner, D’Elia was the first star of the game. The junior goaltender would stop a whopping 44 of 45 shots in the win—by far his best performance of the season.

Arizona State returns home next week to Oceanside Arena for two games against Oakland University and Colorado University. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. Thursday and at 8 p.m. Friday.

ASU Takes Down Eastern Michigan and Colorado State, Remain Unbeaten

No team has been able to figure out how to beat the No. 2 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils this year. You can now add Eastern Michigan and Colorado State to list of teams ASU has frustrated.

The first victim for ASU was Eastern Michigan Thursday night. EMU goaltender Andrew Duff stood on his head for the first period, turning away all 22 Sun Devil shots.

Things would finally begin to fall into place for ASU and the Devils stormed back in the second period. Goals by Stephen Collins, Ben Findlay, Jordan Young and Dan Styrna gave the Sun Devils a 6-2 lead after the second period.

Collins was the catalyst in the Sun Devils victory. The freshman forward would finish with a hat trick and two assists, including a highlight reel goal that would have been worthy of a spot in Sportscenter’s Top 10.

ASU outshot Eastern Michigan 65-15 and goalie Joe D’Elia picked up the easy win to move to 7-0-0 for the season.

The Devils got an early Halloween scare against Division II Colorado State Friday night. The Sun Devils got off to an uncharacteristic slow start, but the line of Colin Hekle, Brian McGinty and Collins would come up big, combining for a staggering 17 points over the weekend.

The Sun Devils ran into an all to familiar problem against the Rams—undisciplined play. 24 penalty minutes is inexcusable and will surely come back to bite the undefeated Devils against tougher opponents.

The Devils travel down to Tucson next weekend to take on the Arizona Wildcats in front of a packed house. The Wildcats will be looking for revenge after suffering two losses to the Devils earlier this season.

Sun Devils Rout Visiting Aztecs, Remain Unbeaten

The only time it was close was at the opening drop of the puck. The Sun Devils (9-0) dominated the visiting San Diego State Aztecs (4-4) over the weekend, winning 10-2 and 12-1.

Nine different Sun Devils scored a goal in the first game of the series, including first career ASU goals by Kory Chisholm, Connor Buchanan and Mike Smith. Kyle Huges and Faiz Khan led the way with three points apiece, while David Jantize was the only Sun Devil with multiple goals.

Kyle Dietriech recorded the easy win in net for ASU, stopping seven of the nine shots. The two goals that managed to sneak past Dietriech were on a penalty shot and a shorthanded breakaway.

In the second game of the weekend, Danny McAuliffe and Kale Dolinski came up big, combining for nine points. Captain Colin Hekle ran his team-high goal total to 10 with two goals in the game.

The Aztecs managed more shots on goal in the second game of the weekend, but Joe D’Elia was up to the task. D’Elia finished the game with 22 saves on 23 shots and recorded his sixth win of the season.

The Devils have improved in every game this season and have managed to fix the little things. This will be paramount to their success in the tougher parts of their schedule. While a 9-0 record is great, the Sun Devils know that ACHA national championships are not won in October—the team has their eyes set on the national tournament later this season.

ASU came into their matchup with the Division II San Diego State team with the highest ranking in team history and are sure to be building upon that No. 2 ranking this week. Ohio University, the only team ahead of Arizona State in the ACHA poll, stayed perfect this weekend, beating the University of Arizona 4-3 and 4-0 over the weekend. Earlier this season the Devils beat the same U of A team 11-3 and 4-1.

The Devils are set to host Colorado State and Eastern Michigan University this week. The two teams have combined 10-8 record and should not be too much of a test for the high-powered Sun Devil squad.

The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. Thursday against Eastern Michigan and at 8 p.m. Friday against Colorado State.

#2 Sun Devils Remain Undefeated with Historic Sweep of #6 Lindenwood University

The Arizona State Sun Devil Hockey team continues to turn heads, most recently with the team’s first ever sweep ever of perennial ACHA powerhouse, Lindenwood University.

The No. 2 ranked Sun Devils were sloppy in the first game of the weekend, but like all good teams do, they found a way to win. The Devils were plagued by undisciplined play over the final two periods, going to the box six times in the last two periods. Lindenwood took advantage, scoring four of their six goals with the man advantage.

After the Lions late run to tie the game up, the Devils converted on a late power play of their own in the final minutes to escape with the win. Danny McAuliffe scored his fourth goal of the season and joked after the game that he “closed his eyes” when banging home the game-winner through traffic.

The late run by Lindenwood was in stark contrast to the start of the game. The Devils took an early 2-0 lead with goals by captain Colin Hekle and Dave Jantize just minutes apart and were apparently in control.

Saturday the Devils learned from their mistakes and did not give the visiting Lions an opportunity to hand them their first loss of the season.

Freshman Stephen Collins was a huge contributor for the Devils in win. Collins finished the night with two goals and an assist, but more importantly was all over the ice, making plays and frustrating Lindenwood players.

Collins goals came at crucial times. He scored the third and fourth goals for the Devils—the fourth being the game-winner.

McAuliffe had another clutch goal for the Devils, sniping the Lindenwood goalie top-shelf in similar fashion to his game-winning goal in the first game. McAuliffe’s goal would have the game tied 1-1 going into the first intermission.

Jordan Young and Hekle would also contribute on the score sheet Saturday night, with a goal each.

Four different goalies saw the ice in Tempe over the weekend. For the Devils, Joe D-Elia and Corey Frank recorded the wins, while Kirk Croswell and Linus Ahgren added a tally to their loss columns.

The Sun Devils are now 7-0-0 on the season, while the once No. 1 ranked Lindenwood Lions dropped to a disappointing 1-2-3 on the season.

The Devils will host the San Diego State Aztecs next weekend. The puck drops at 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday at Oceanside Ice Arena.

Sun Devils Stay Unbeaten, Sweep Iowa State On The Road

Arizona State (5-0) stayed unbeaten with two wins over Iowa State (6-3) over the weekend, but it wasn’t easy. The Devils won both contest by a single goal and one game needed overtime to decide a victor.

It was a balanced weekend for the Sun Devils offensively with six different players scoring the teams six goals.

The chippy play was called tightly by the refs and the teams combined for 57 penalty minutes in the two games. Despite the abundance of power plays, only three power play goals were scored, two by ASU and one by ISU.

The scores did not demonstrate the dominance ASU had on the ice. They dominated for the majority of the games and would not let ISU get sustained pressure.

Like their first three games of the season, the Devils severely outshot their opponent. The Devils tested Cyclones goaltenders Scott Ismond and Paul Karus with 43 and 45 shots respectively. Joe D’Elia and Corey Frank split the wins in net for ASU. Frank would have posted a shutout in Game 2 if it were not for a fluke goal where the puck went high into the air and came down behind him.

The Sun Devils entered the weekend series ranked No. 2 in the ACHA Division 1 rankings. The team’s wins over the weekend give them an opportunity to take over the No. 1 spot. Last week the Devils got 16 first place votes to Ohio Universities’ 28.

Next weekend the Devils take on Linedenwood University, the previously No. 1 ranked team, at home. Lindenwood dropped their first game of the season to Central Oklahoma University 4-3.

The puck drops at 8 p.m. Friday against Lindenwood and 7 p.m. Saturday at Oceanside Ice Arena.

(Score sheets from both games over the weekend)

Arizona State Vs. Texas A &M: Devils Open Season With Dominant 13-0 Win

By John DeGroote

Oceanside Arena was packed Thursday night for the Arizona Sun Devils season opener against the visiting Texas A&M Aggies, and so was the score sheet.

10 different Sun Devils scored in the win. Newcomers Jordan Young and Stephen Collins each lit the lamp twice and captain Colin Hekle would finish with three points (2 G, 1 A).

Head coach Greg Powers was thrilled to see his new talent produce on the ice, but he was not surprised by their production.

“It’s what we expected,” Powers said. “They are really good hockey players. They did it tonight and hopefully they continue to in the bigger games.”

The ice was heavily tilted in favor of the Sun Devils all night. A&M never had a chance to win, and it was obvious. Most of the game was like watching the Harlem Globetrotters take on the Washington Generals.

The Aggies struggled to gain control of the puck, and when they did, they dumped it deep instead of looking for an outlet pass to start the breakout. The Aggies could simply not keep up with ASU’s talent.

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The Sun Devils did more than test Aggies goaltender Tony Girard with shots—they assaulted him. ASU outshot the Aggies 96-6 Thursday night.

Despite letting in 13 goals, Girard deserves a pat on the back. The Aggies goaltender finished with 83 saves.

For the Devils, Joseph D’Elia and Corey Frank would split the six-shot shutout.

“It was good to get that first game out of the way,” Hekle said. “It’s really hard to stay focused in a game like that, but when we get up big we have to think of it like practice for our next game.”

ASU’s performance was thoroughly dominant, but nitpickers could say the power play needs to improve. The Devils were 1-3 with the man-advantage Thursday.

“Yes, we were 1-3 on the power play tonight, but we could have easily been 3-3,” Powers said. “We just could not finish on our chances.”

Next week ASU will host their rival school, the University of Arizona. The teams will play a two-game series, which will be their first of six meetings this year.

“We know what’s at stake, we always know what’s at stake,” Powers said of the matchup. “U of A has a much improved team this year with great talent and a great coach.”

Next weekend, throw on your maroon and gold and head down to Oceanside Ice Arena to support the Sun Devils against the U of A Wildcats.

The puck drops at 8 p.m. Friday for Game 1, and at 7 p.m. for Game 2 Saturday.

SUN DEVILS “ show off” New AWAY Black Jersey’s and SWEEP SOONERS
#4 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (10-1-0) 6, #7 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA (8-4-0) 3

By: Will Argeros

Tempe, AZ (10/22/11) – The Sun Devils have been making history this year: winning against Lindenwood for the first time, extending their winning streak to 18 over the Wildcats, wearing their black jerseys at home for the first time. They were destined to make history again against the University of Oklahoma Sooners.

ASU came out strong in the first, looking to dominate from the start. An early penalty by Ryan Clark didn’t slow down the offense; Benjamin Findlay put one in the five-hole on a one-handed diving pass from Colin Hekle. But the Sooners weren’t going to quit. They took advantage of a too many men penalty and tied the game at 1. Then, later in the period, Jensen put in a goal to regain the lead. The Sun Devil fortune wouldn’t last, however, as the University of Oklahoma tied the score just 10 seconds later.

In the second period, the Sun Devils looked a little flat to start. The Sooners capitalized on the lapse and took their first lead of the weekend 3-2. Goaltender Mark Schacker had to give 110% to keep the score where it was. He made a game changing save when he blocked a backdoor shot with the paddle of his goal stick (save of the night). With the momentum building, Captain Canada locked the game up at three with a mind blowing slap shot from the top of the circle. However, minutes later, Findlay took a hard hit in the corner, and hurt his shoulder. Early reports indicate that he will miss some time and the extent of the injury is not fully known. Anytime he misses will be too much as the young Freshman from Regina, SK. has been one of the scoring forces the past few weeks The momentum ASU had seemed to dissipate with his injury and the rink became very somber.

The final stanza began with each team looking to steal the momentum and the ultimate prize, a victory. Arizona State wasn’t about to let Oklahoma grab it and they turned on the jets. They spent most of the period pinning the Sooners in their zone. Finally, sophomore Danny McAuliffe put the biscuit in the basket on a give-n-go set up by Patrick Rogan. Four minutes later, Dominic Turilli scored his first of the year and the first of his Sun Devil career to give the Sun Devils an insurance goal. Finally, Hekle put in an empty netter with a minute and a half left to secure the win. The Sun Devils sweep the Sooners and improve to 10-1-0 on the season.

SCORING SUMMARY

University of Oklahoma– 2 1 0 – 3
Arizona State University – 2 1 3 – 6

First Period: 1, ASU, Findlay (Hekle) (sh) 17:01; 2, OU, Puente (Bryant, Hudson) (pp) 10:12; 3, ASU, Jensen (McAuliffe, Maltese) (pp) 4:12; 4, OU, Jacobs (Bryant) 4:02
Penalties: Clark, ASU, minor (interference), 17:34; Bench, ASU, minor (too many men), 12:06; Jacobs, OU, minor (interference), 5:12

Second Period: 5, OU, Behm 18:10; 6, ASU, Hekle (Prechel) 8:02
Penalties: Parson, ASU, minor (hold), 17:12; Prechel, ASU, minor (rough), 12:35; Vorndran, OU, minor (hook), 6:22; Behm, OU, minor (trip), 0:29

Third Period: 7, ASU, McAuliffe (Rogan, Charrois) (pp) 8:35; 8, ASU, Turilli (Buchanan) 4:21; 9, ASU, Hekle (McAuliffe, Scott) (en) 1:34
Penalties: Bryant, OU, minor (high-stick), 14:17; Smith, ASU, minor (slash), 14:17; Styrna, ASU, minor (cross-check), 12:14; Paziuk, OU, minor (slash), 8:56; Purull, OU, minor (rough), 0:11; Clark, ASU, minor (rough), 0:11

Shots on goal:
University of Oklahoma–12 11 12—35
Arizona State University –10 11 9—30

SUN DEVILS SMASH SOONERS 5-1 in Game 1
#4 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (9-1-0) 5, #7 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA (8-3-0) 1

By: Will Argeros

Tempe, AZ (10/21/11) – The University of Oklahoma Sooners came to the desert on Friday looking for a repeat of last year’s national tournament where they knocked the Devils out of 2010-11 Nationals. The Sun Devils, however, were not about to let History repeat itself.

For the first five minutes, Arizona State was very sloppy, turning the puck over in their defensive and the neutral zone a number of times. A broken pane of glass delayed the game a few minutes, and the Devils turned on the jets afterwards. Patrick Rogan got the ball rolling with a great goal on a stretch pass from Ryan Clark. Mark Schacker had an outstanding performance in the opening period stopping 16 shots.

The rest of the game belonged to the Sun Devils; they spent almost the entire second period in the Sooners’ zone. Oklahoma goaltender Colin Fernandes matched Schacker shot for shot until Dan Anderson one-timed a pass from David Jantzie with three minutes to go in the period. Then forty seconds later, Captain Canada, Colin Hekle, put another one in to give ASU a 3-0 lead heading into the final period.

In the third period, Hekle scored again on a tic-tac-toe play set up by Brett Prechel and Danny McAuliffe. Arizona State had a comfortable four-goal lead, but three minutes later, an ill advised slashing penalty by Dan Styrna led to an Oklahoma goal, reducing the lead back to three. But the Sun Devils had an answer for the Sooners—another Hekle goal (hat trick) on the power play with nine minutes left in the game. They held the lead and improved to 9-1-0 on the season in a very convincing opening win over the Sooners. Game 2 Saturday night at 6pm…

SCORING SUMMARY

University of Oklahoma– 0 0 1 – 1
Arizona State University – 1 2 2 – 5

First Period: 1, ASU, Rogan (Clark) 18:36
Penalties: Adams, OU, minor (rough) 14:21; Hekle, ASU, minor (rough) 14:21; Charrois, ASU, minor (hold), 12:23; Fernandes OU, minor (hold)

Second Period: 2, ASU, Anderson (Jantzie) 3:06; 3, ASU, Hekle (Scott, Buchanan) 2:22
Penalties: Zehnder, OU, minor (trip), 16:02; Martin B, OU, minor (board), 13:18; Adams, OU, minor (facemask) DQ (fighting), 12:31; Dolinski, ASU, minor (slash) DQ (fighting), 12:31; Prechel, ASU, minor (slash), 7:16

Third Period: 4, ASU, Hekle (Prechel, McAuliffe) 18:33; 5, OU, Bryant (Puente, Martin B) (pp) 15:29; 6, ASU, Hekle (Findlay) (pp) 9:26
Penalties: Jantzie, ASU, minor (slash), 16:28; Bryant, OU, minor (slash), 9:54; Styrna, ASU, minor (slash), 8:17; McKinney T, OU, minor (hold) minor (rough), 3:28; Charrois, ASU, minor (interference), 2:53

Shots on goal:
University of Oklahoma–16 7 12—35
Arizona State University –6 11 10—27

SUN DEVILS DOMINATE WILDCATS
# 9 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 6 (3-0-0), UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA 3 (0-1-0)

By: Will Argeros

TEMPE, AZ (09/30/11) – The Arizona State University Sun Devils had a full house Friday night as they took on their archrivals: University of Arizona Wildcats. ASU was looking to extend their winning streak to 17 over a Wildcat squad under a new head coach.

Both ASU and U of A came out physical, making big hits and forcing turnovers. Arizona State struck first, scoring three minutes into the contest. Dan Styrna put the Sun Devils on the board off a beautiful feed from Ryan Clark. The Wildcats weren’t about to roll over and die. Brady Lefferts scored two unanswered goals near the end of the first, just three minutes apart. For the first time this season, the Sun Devils would have to come back—and comeback they did starting with 16 seconds left in the period on a goal from Captain Canada, Colin Hekle.

The Sun Devils had to kill a penalty to start the second, and they shut down the Wildcats. With 16:02 to play in the period, Kale Dolinski scored on the power play to put the Sun Devils up 3-2. They were able to hold this lead through the rest of the stanza, despite numerous efforts from the University of Arizona.

In the final stanza, Arizona State increased their lead to 4-2 on Styrna’s second of the night. However, the Wildcats were determined to keep the game close; Michael Basist reduced the lead back to one less than a minute later. Then, on the power play, the Sun Devils put the game out of reach when Styrna scored his third of the night. Toward the end of the period, Anderson scored to give ASU a three-goal lead and seal the deal, giving the team its 17th in a row over their archrivals. The final score: ASU 6, U of A 3.

SCORING SUMMARY

University of Arizona – 2 0 1 – 3
Arizona State University – 2 1 3 – 6

First Period: 1, ASU, Styrna (Clark), 17:28; 2, U of A, Lefferts (Murmes) 5:09; 3, U of A, Lefferts (Murmes) 2:33; 4, ASU, Hekle (Charrois) 0:16
Penalties: Charrois, ASU, minor (slash), 15:01; Clark, ASU, minor (hold), 13:08, Basist, U of A, minor (rough), minor (hold), 8:22; McAuliffe, ASU, minor (rough), 8:22; Parson, ASU, minor (trip), 7:15; Hekle, ASU, minor (slash), 0:00

Second Period: 5, ASU, Dolinski (Styrna, Norris) (pp) 16:02
Penalties: Weed, U of A, minor (trip), 17:01; Stolz, U of A, minor (trip), 11:11; Wantanabe, U of A, minor (interference), 3:09

Third Period: 6, ASU, Styrna (Norris) (pp), 15:35; 7, U of A, Basist (MacLachlan), 14:53; 8, ASU, Styrna (pp), 11:08; 9, ASU, Anderson (Harcoff), 4:12
Penalties: Clark, ASU, minor (interference), 19:35; Ferreira, U of A, minor (elbow), 16:08; Richards, U of A, minor (hold), 17:14; Weed, U of A, minor (cross-check), 11:37; Charrois, ASU, minor (interference), 10:57; Parson, ASU, minor (rough) 2:09; Ferreira, U of A, minor (slash) 2:09; Dolinski, ASU, minor (hook) 1:07

Shots on goal:
University of Arizona –5 7 11—23
Arizona State University –15 19 12—46

Goalies: U of A, Herman (46 shots-40 saves); ASU, Schacker (23 shots-20 saves)

SUN DEVILS TAME WILDCATS
# 9 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (4-0-0) 3, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA (0-1-1) 2 (SO)

By: Will Argeros

Tempe, AZ (10/1/11) – The Sun Devils took to the ice again, looking to sweep the Wildcats on Saturday night. ASU was coming off a 6-3 victory, and expectations were high, to say the least.

ASU picked up right where they left off the previous night, pressuring the University of Arizona, creating turnovers and scoring opportunities. However, Wildcat net minder David Herman shutdown the Sun Devils attack, until about halfway through the period, when Danny McAuliffe scored a power play goal. Five minutes later, Anderson slid another one in, and ASU ended the period, ahead by two.

Arizona State came out flat-footed to start the second, giving their archrivals countless chances to comeback. Mark Schacker did all he could to keep pucks out of the net, but with 12 minutes to play, the Wildcats’ Mike Ferreira beat Schacker on a pass from Sean MacLachlan. The Sun Devils stepped up their defense and kept U of A in check, ending the stanza with a 2-1 lead.

In the third period, Arizona State started on the power play, but failed to put one in, shifting momentum to the University of Arizona. The Tucson team took advantage of the momentum, which led to an Andre Murmes game-tying goal. Neither team conceded an inch, especially on critical penalty kills. Still deadlocked at 2 with seconds left on the clock, the Wildcats took a slashing penalty, giving the Sun Devils a man advantage going into the overtime period.

The goaltenders were the story in overtime. Herman made huge stops during the ASU power play. Schacker came up big, too, during an odd man rush. It seemed like poetic justice that the game be decided in a shootout. Schacker stonewalled the first two U of A shooters, but was beat on a great shot from Shane Gleason. Meanwhile, Herman stopped Dolinski with an impressive glove save. But it wasn’t enough. He couldn’t stop Jantzie’s Datsuyk-esque move or Hekle’s powerful snapshot. Final score: Sun Devils 3, Wildcats 2, and Arizona State now has won 18 straight over the University of Arizona.

SCORING SUMMARY

University of Arizona – 0 1 1 0 – 2
Arizona State University – 2 0 0 0 – 2
ASU wins shootout 2-1

First Period: 1, ASU, McAuliffe (Dolinski, Rogan) (pp), 9:46; 2, ASU, Anderson (Clark), 4:04
Penalties: Wadhams, U of A, minor (hook), 18:05; McAuliffe, ASU, minor (interference), 17:23; Wantanabe, U of A, minor (cross-check), 16:18; Harcoff, ASU, minor (trip), 12:54; Willson, U of A, minor (charge) 11:38; Rizk, U of A, minor (rough), 11:00; Wantanabe, U of A, minor (rough), 11:00; Clark, ASU, minor (rough), 11:00; Hekle, ASU, minor (rough), 11:00

Second Period: 3, U of A, Ferreira (MacLachlan) 12:17
Penalties: Anderson, ASU, minor (board) 15:50; Basist, U of A, minor (hook), 15:18; Eaker, ASU, minor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 12:10; Maclachlan, U of A, minor (rough), 12:10; Maltese, ASU, minor (high-stick), 7:04; Gaudino, U of A, minor (interference), 3:52; Basist, U of A, minor (slash) 0:00

Third Period: 4, U of A, Murmes (Richards) 6:03
Penalties: Harcoff, ASU, minor (high-stick), 14:47; Parson, ASU, minor (hook), 5:53; Basist, U of A, minor (cross-check), 3:19; Ferreira, U of A, minor (slash), 0:26

OT: No Scoring, No Penalties
SO: U of A: Murmes (no goal), Willson (no goal), Gleason (score)
ASU: Dolinski (no goal), Jantzie (score), Hekle (score)

Shots on goal:
University of Arizona – 11 15 12 1—39
Arizona State University –23 16 20 5—64

Goalies: U of A, Herman (64 shots-62 saves); ASU, Schacker (39 shots, 37 saves)

SUN DEVILS CUT DOWN ICE JACKS
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 10, NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY 0

By: Will Argeros

Tempe, AZ (09/23/22) – The 2011-2012 ACHA Men’s Division 1 ice hockey season begun for the Arizona State University Sun Devils with a bang. The Devils, opened at home against the NAU Ice Jacks, and it was a game that didn’t disappoint.

NAU came out head hunting taking an early cheap shot on Kale Dolinski. That got the Sun Devils a little hot under the collar; after the hit, they never let up. Dan Styrna got the scoring started after a nice feed from Stefan Jensen. Then, David Jantzie added a goal with just 17 seconds left in the opening period to give the Sun Devils a 2-0 lead.

The Sun Devils found themselves a man short early in the second, but the penalty kill performed perfectly. Just as the penalty was expiring Danny McAuliffe got the puck walked in, and put the biscuit in the basket for a 3-0 lead. Midway through the period defenseman Brian Parson slid the puck to captain Colin Hekle, who found the back of the net on the power play. ASU wasn’t done yet. Troy Scott put in a pair only thirty seconds apart giving the Sun Devils a 6-0 advantage over the Ice Jacks heading into the final stanza.

In the third period, Arizona State just kept hammering them home, despite questionable hits from NAU. The Sun Devils extended their lead early with another goal from Jantzie. Then with about 15 minutes to play Brett Prechel beat the NAU keeper on a crisp pass from Troy Scott. The Sun Devils weren’t done though—Dolinski scored on the power play to put the team a head by 9. Charrois earned a playmaker on the goal, as well. Anderson put in his second a little while later and that’s all she wrote. ASU runs away with this one 10-0.Up the hill to Flagstaff we go for the re-match Saturday night at 8:30pm in front of what is supposed to be a packed Ice Jacks rink.

SCORING SUMMARY

Northern Arizona University – 0 0 0 – 0
Arizona State University – 2 4 4 – 10

First Period: 1, ASU, Styrna (Jensen, Charrois), 14:40; 2, ASU, Jantzie (Charrois, Norris), 0:17
Penalties: Frechione, NAU, minor (elbow), 19:16; Frechione, NAU, minor (interference) 11:11; Scott, ASU, minor (interference), 7:19

Second Period: 3, ASU McAuliffe, 15:46; 4, ASU, Hekle (Parson) (pp), 11:50; 5, ASU, Scott (Clark) 5:22; 6, ASU, Scott (Anderson) 5:07
Penalties: McAuliffe, ASU, minor (rough), 17:59; Norris, ASU, minor (rough), 17:59; Greenspan, NAU, minor (rough), 17:59; Jensen, ASU, minor (trip), 15:35; Clark, ASU, minor (rough), 14:05; Farnham, NAU, minor (slash), 13:32; Hughes, ASU, (misconduct), 12:37; Greenspan, NAU (misconduct), 12:37; Styrna, ASU minor (rough), 10:52; Park, NAU, minor (charge), 9:54; Ghan, NAU, minor (rough), 9:02; Frechione, NAU, minor (rough), 4:45

Third Period: 7, ASU, Jantzie (Norris, McAuliffe), 17:39; 8, ASU, Prechel (Scott), 16:44; 9, ASU, Dolinski (Charrois, Jantzie) (pp), 5:26; 10, ASU, Anderson (Scott, Prechel), 4:38
Penalties: Frechione, NAU, minor (interference), 12:56; Hekle, ASU, minor (rough), 6:59; Ghan, NAU, minor (rough), 6:59; Achilles, NAU, minor (rough), 6:58; Findlay, ASU, (hooking), 1:58

Shots on goal:
Northern Arizona University – 7 7 4—18
Arizona State University –18 19 19—56

Goalies: NAU, Korte (56 shots-46 saves); ASU, Schacker (18-18)

SUN DEVILS “OUT CLASS” ICE JACKS
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY 11 (2-0-0), NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY 0 (0-2-0)

By: Will Argeros

Flagstaff, AZ (09/24/11) – The Arizona State University Sun Devils traveled up the mountain to Flagstaff on Saturday to take on the Northern Arizona University Ice Jacks. This contest had trouble written all over it from the start, but ASU proved to be up to the test.

NAU came out head hunting for the second consecutive night and putting early pressure on the Sun Devils. But Arizona State was unfazed by the pressure; three minutes into the contest, Danny McAuliffe put the Sun Devils on the board. With seven minutes to play in the first Brian Parson scored on the power play to give a 2-0 lead to Arizona State. In the first start of his career, Corey Frank made huge saves to keep the Sun Devils up by two.

The Sun Devils had a power play to start the second, and they capitalized on the opportunity with a goal by Ben Findlay. Only 20 seconds later Jake Harcoff put another one in the back of the net. Midway through the period Arizona State put in another power play goal by the stick of David Jantzie. With a 5-0 lead late in the stanza, the Ice Jacks took another penalty setting the stage for one more Sun Devil Power play goal. With under a minute to go, Brett Prechel scored to increase the gap to seven-zip. With six tenths of a second remaining in the second stanza the game turned into a mini brawl. Ice Jacks were baiting ASU players to retaliate against their “gangster” tactics. Coach Powers had repeated told the players to NOT react or retaliate to the shenanigans as a major penalty would force players to sit a game against U of A this weekend. Clearer heads finally prevailed and the period ended with a plethora of penalties.

In the final stanza, Arizona State just kept hammering them home, despite borderline hits from NAU and a crazy end to the second period. The Sun Devils extended their lead about halfway through with a goal from Colin Hekle. A mere six seconds later Prechel put another one in extending the lead to 9-0. The Sun Devils weren’t done though—Dolinski scored with less than ten minutes to go in the game. Arizona State netted another one six minutes later. ASU cut down the Ice Jacks 11-0. A very convincing start to the 2011-12 season and a great “warm-up” prior to the home series against the University of Arizona this upcoming Friday and Saturday night.

SCORING SUMMARY

Northern Arizona University – 0 0 0 – 0
Arizona State University – 2 5 4 – 11

First Period: 1, ASU, McAuliffe (Norris), 17:07; 2, ASU, Andersen (Jantzie, Dolinski) (pp), 7:12
Penalties: Ayoub, NAU, minor (rough), 16:00; Dolinski, ASU, minor (rough), 16:00; Ayoub, NAU, minor (hook), 8:39; Short, NAU, minor (trip), 7:43; Smith, ASU, minor (rough), 3:43; Vachris, NAU, minor (slash), 0:00

Second Period: 3, ASU Findlay (Hekle) (pp), 18:02; 4, ASU, Harcoff (McAuliffe), 17:42; 5, ASU, Jantzie (Dolinski, Styrna) (pp), 10:30; 6, ASU, Clark (Styrna) (pp) 2:32; 7, ASU, Prechel (Scott, Clark), 0:49
Penalties: Ghan, NAU, minor (rough), 12:20; Hekle, ASU, minor (knee), 10:00; Parj, NAU, minor (cross-check), 9:18; Parson, ASU, minor (rough), 9:18; Rogan, ASU, minor (cross-check), 7:50; Coleman, NAU, minor (rough), 3:58; Hekle, ASU, minor (cross-check), 3:58; Greenspan, NAU, minor (hook), 3:19; Greenspan, NAU, minor (rough), minor (cross-check), misconduct, 0:00.06; Farnham, NAU, minor (rough), misconduct; Styrna, ASU, minor (rough), misconduct, 0:00.06; Sanson, ASU, minor (rough), misconduct, 0:00.06; Rogan, ASU, major (facemask), DQ, 0:00.06

Third Period: 8, ASU Hekle (Dolinski, Clark), 12:26; 9, ASU Prechel, 12:20; 10, ASU Dolinski (Clark), 8:58; 11, ASU Norris (Findlay, Styrna), 4:18
Penalties: Parson, ASU, minor (trip), 19:15; Ghan, NAU, minor (rough), 19:03; Short, NAU, minor (unsportsmanlike conduct), 15:29; Frank, ASU, minor (rough), 15:29; Dustin, NAU, minor (slash), 12:01; Eck, NAU, minor (interference), 9:05; Prechel, ASU, minor (interference), 9:05; Parson, ASU, minor (trip), 8:58; Colman, NAU, minor (hook), 6:18; Ayoub, NAU, minor (rough), 2:13; Ghan, NAU, minor (trip), 1:11; Short, NAU (misconduct) 0:00

Shots on goal:
Northern Arizona University – 20
Arizona State University –58

Goalies: NAU, Mason (58 shots-47 saves); ASU, Frank (20-20)

Sweet 16
For Immediate Release
By: Robby Baker

The ASU hockey team extended its winning streak over the U of A to 16 games this past weekend after beating the Icecats in two games in Tucson.

On Friday night, the Sun Devils and the Icecats both played sloppy games. Mid-way through the third period, the Sun Devils were nursing a 6-5 lead when Danny McAuliffe scored for ASU and the flood gates opened. Jantzie, Vassos, and Chadwick all added goals of their own to close out the game and the Sun Devils won 11-5, marking the second straight time they scored double digit goals against the Icecats.

Danny McAuliffe scored 4 goals in the winning effort.

Saturday night began with a bang when a U of A player shattered the glass behind the net with a slap shot during warm ups. After the glass was fixed and the senior night festivities were completed the puck dropped on arguably the most exciting game of the year. The Mad House on Main Street was packed with over 6,000 U of A fans and the Icecats opened up an early 4-1 lead after one period.

ASU came storming back in the second scoring 3 unanswered goals, knotting the game up at 4 apiece and setting up a third period of epic proportions.

U of A’s goalie, David Herman, played a fantastic game, but at the 8:33 mark of the third a little tic tac toe passing from Hekle and Styrna left captain Pat Lind open on the back door and he stuffed the puck in the open net. ASU tried desperately to hold on to their one goal lead, but with 24 seconds left, and the U of A net empty, Senior Jordan Shuppan deflected a point shot past Mark Shacker and the game went to overtime.

Everyone was on the edge of their seat in the Tucson Convention Center, and the overtime period began with both teams exchanging scoring chances. With about 3 minutes left in overtime, Pat Rogan passed the puck to McAuliffe, who was slashing hard to the net. McAuliffe beat 2 U of A defenders and undressed Herman with a fantastic deke, and ASU had won their 16th straight over U of A. McAuliffe went crashing into the boards celebrating and a sea of Maroon stormed off the Sun Devil bench and the Mad House fell silent in shock.

ASU needed both of these wins as they now turn their sights on Oklahoma who they will meet in the first round of the national tournament next weekend in Delaware.

Sun Devils travel to Tucson to take on the Icecats in final regular season series
By Robby Baker
For Immediate Release

Arizona State will hope to end the year the same way they started it, with a 2-game sweep of the University of Arizona Icecats.

The Sun Devils currently hold a 14 game winning streak over their rivals from down south, and the last time these two teams met in Tempe, ASU won by scores of 5-2 and 11-4.

ASU is currently on a 7-game winning streak. During this streak the team also scored double digit goals in 4 straight games.

The University of Arizona recently had a 2-game series against Colorado State in which they narrowly won the first night 4-3 and tied the second night by a final score of 4-4. ASU played CSU at the beginning of the season and won handily by a score of 7-2.

Senior Joe Schweiger is currently tied for 6th in the scoring race. Schweiger’s 68 points put him only 6 points out of the number one spot that is currently held by Johnathan Juliano.

The Sun Devils have already been seeded in the national tournament and will take on Oklahoma in the first round. ASU must stay vigilant though, because the Icecats will pose a tough test to close out the season.

ASU Sweeps College of the Canyons in 2 Game Series
For Immediate Release
Robby Baker

ASU took on College of the Canyons in a 2 game series this weekend in the teams last home series at Oceanside Arena. The Sun Devil seniors played well in their last home games as ASU swept College of the Canyons.

On Friday night, Dan Styrna’s hat trick helped lead the Sun Devils over the Cougers as ASU won 11-2. This win extended ASU’s streak of scoring double digit goals to 4 games. A scary moment occurred in the third period when ASU captain Pat Lind left the game after falling awkwardly to the ice. Coach Powers told us after the game that Lind would be okay and sitting him out was merely precautionary. Unofficially ASU outshot College of the Canyons 58-25. The Sun Devils did a great job bottling up the Cougars top scorer, Tyler Gilmore, and held him without a point in the game.

Saturday night the Cougars put up a good fight and held the lead at 3 different times in the game. ASU’s depth and skill proved too much for the Cougars to handle though, and the Sun Devils scored 4 four answered goals in the third to win 8-4. Joe Schweiger, who started his ASU career with a hat trick, had a hat trick in his last game at Oceanside Arena in the win. Tyler Gilmore played a great game for College of the Canyons scoring a goal and adding an assist.

The Sun Devils will turn their attention south as they get ready for their final two games against in state rival U of A.

Undefeated College of the Canyons comes into town to take on ASU
For Immediate Release
Robby Baker

Undefeated College of the Canyons will come into town to take on ASU Friday and Saturday night at Oceanside Arena. Puck will drop at 9 and 8 pm respectively.

ASU is riding a four game win streak after sweeping U of A and Villanova the past two weeks. The Sun Devils have also scored double digit goals in their last three games, setting a team record! We should expect to see back up goalie, Kyle Dietriech, play this weekend so as to give senior goalie Marc Shacker a rest before the national tournament.

College of the Canyons is a M3 team, but they are no slouch. The Cougars boast a 21-0 record, and their leading scorer, Tyler Gilmore, has 78 points in just 19 games. Most of the Cougars line up is in the double digits in scoring as well.

ASU will have to stay vigilant to ruin the Cougars dreams of an undefeated season.

ASU Continues Their Hot Streak Beating Villanova 13-2
For Immediate Release
Robby Baker

ASU continues their recent hot streak beating the Villanova Icecats 13-2 on senior night in Tempe.

The first period was slightly more balanced to start the game as ASU and Villanova split offensive zone time. ASU didn’t appear to be putting as much pressure on the Icecats as they did Friday night. ASU’s power play continued to disappoint as they failed to convert on a few early chances. Kevin Hanlon broke the dead lock for ASU at the 7:59 mark of the first and this was the spark ASU needed. Just a few minutes later senior captain Paul Scola scored for ASU and the Sun Devils took a 2-0 lead into the intermission.

The second period was a bit lackadaisical to start, but seven minutes in the Sun Devils caught fire scoring two goals in less than 40 seconds! As ASU began to take complete control of the game, Villanova started to play more physical. ASU, being a bigger and faster team, won the physical battle as well. At the 9 minute mark, Pat Lind tallied a goal for ASU and the lead was up to 5-0. The power play finally got a goal on the board a few minutes later as Brian Parson blasted a shot from the point and beat the Villanova net minder. Colin Hekle scored a goal for ASU with 49 seconds left in the period and ASU took a touchdown lead into the intermission.
Less than two minutes into the third period, Paul Scola scored again for ASU and the Sun Devils went up 8-0. The third period was complete domination for ASU as they scored 5 more goals. Villanova scored 2 late goals near the end of the game, and the final score was 13-2 ASU.

On senior night, the seniors were the guys who shined the brightest. Paul Scola and Mark Chadwick both had hat tricks and Chadwick also had 5 assists to give him an 8 point night! Joe Schweiger also had a big night scoring a goal and adding 5 assists.

ASU will take on College of the Canyons next Friday and Saturday night at Oceanside Arena.

ACHA.org stats
M1) Villanova University 2 @ (M1) Arizona State University 13
Date: Saturday February 05, 2011 @ 6:15 pm – 8:35 pm
Location: Oceanside
1st Period Scoring Summary
TIME TEAM SCORING DETAIL
7:59 (M1) Arizona State University 25 Kevin Hanlon
Assisted by: 14 Schweiger, 17 Chadwick
7:23 (M1) Arizona State University 19 Paul Scola
Assisted by: 17 Chadwick

2nd Period Scoring Summary
TIME TEAM SCORING DETAIL
13:37 (M1) Arizona State University 17 Mark Chadwick (Power Play)
Assisted by: 14 Schweiger
13:12 (M1) Arizona State University 14 Joe Schweiger
Assisted by: 19 Scola, 17 Chadwick
9:00 (M1) Arizona State University 10 Patrick Lind
Assisted by: 12 Styrna, 15 Hekle
6:39 (M1) Arizona State University 2 Brian Parson
Assisted by: 16 Mackey, 18 Vassos
0:49 (M1) Arizona State University 15 Colin Hekle
Assisted by: 12 Styrna, 10 Lind

3rd Period Scoring Summary
TIME TEAM SCORING DETAIL
18:49 (M1) Arizona State University 19 Paul Scola (Power Play)
Assisted by: 17 Chadwick, 14 Schweiger
15:02 (M1) Arizona State University 17 Mark Chadwick
Assisted by: 19 Scola, 2 Parson
11:42 (M1) Arizona State University 15 Colin Hekle
Assisted by: 10 Lind, 29 Eades
8:43 (M1) Arizona State University 19 Paul Scola
Assisted by: 14 Schweiger, 17 Chadwick
6:47 (M1) Arizona State University 2 Brian Parson
Assisted by: 28 Rogan, 7 Chomiski
2:32 (M1) Villanova University 21 Lee Zoeller
Assisted by: 10 Thomas, 8 Kunisky
2:19 (M1) Arizona State University 17 Mark Chadwick
Assisted by: 14 Schweiger, 6 Costello
0:45 (M1) Villanova University 11 Douglas Kase
Assisted by: 6 Karlsson

1st Period Penalty Summary
TIME TEAM PENALTY DETAIL
15:40 (M1) Arizona State University 9 Anderson
Interference 2 minutes
10:35 (M1) Villanova University 3 Godin
Tripping 2 minutes
4:13 (M1) Villanova University 21 Zoeller
Hooking 2 minutes

2nd Period Penalty Summary
TIME TEAM PENALTY DETAIL
17:05 (M1) Arizona State University 6 Costello
Interference 2 minutes
14:57 (M1) Villanova University 2 Doyle
Cross-Checking 2 minutes
12:47 (M1) Villanova University 19 McCarthy
Roughing 2 minutes
6:55 (M1) Villanova University 12 Pelligrino
Cross-Checking 2 minutes
5:53 (M1) Arizona State University 18 Vassos
Holding 2 minutes

3rd Period Penalty Summary
TIME TEAM PENALTY DETAIL
19:25 (M1) Villanova University 6 Karlsson
Slashing 2 minutes
14:49 (M1) Arizona State University 17 Chadwick
Slashing 2 minutes
6:42 (M1) Arizona State University 13 Granato
Tripping 2 minutes
2:22 (M1) Villanova University 14 Lasota
Slashing 2 minutes
1:34 (M1) Arizona State University 2 Parson
Holding 2 minutes

ASU Continues Their Hot Streak Beating Villanova 12-2
For Immediate Release
Robby Baker

For the second time in as many games, ASU beat their opponent by double digits as they beat the Villanova Icecats 12-2 last night.

ASU looked dominant from the get go in last night’s contest against Villanova. The Sun Devils spent almost all their time in their offensive zone. Captain Pat Lind broke the stalemate at the 13:08 mark as he scored on the power play for ASU. Even though ASU continued to dominate play, Villanova got a few lucky bounces and put one in the net as Guerere scored to tie up the game. As the period winded down, Pat Rogan scored to reclaim the lead for ASU and the first period ended with ASU up 2-1.
ASU came out of the gates flying to start the second, and less than 4 minutes in Hekle and Rogan scored for ASU and the Sun Devils were up 4-1. At the 9:32 mark Kong scored for Villanova and it seemed like there still might be some fight left in the Icecats. After some dumb penalties for ASU, Villanova had a 5 on 3 power play and it seemed like they were going to climb back into the game. ASU had other ideas though and killed of the penalties. Styrna and Wilhite scored for ASU to close out the period and after two ASU was up 6-2.

The third period was all about ASU. They continued to impose their will on their opponent Villanova, scoring six goals in the period. Joe Schweiger scored three goals in the third to net himself a hat trick. Styrna added a second of his own and so did Captain Pat Lind. Scola finished off the scoring with a goal at the 2:08 mark.

At the end of the game, ASU had won 12-2. Coach Powers said that Villanova is a team that ASU should beat by a large margin like they did last night.

Unofficial Stats
Shots
ASU 52
Villanova 14
Goals
Villanova: Guerere, Kong
ASU: Lind 2, Styrna 2, Rogan 2, Schweiger 3, Hekle, Wilhite, Scola

ASU Takes On Villanova
For Immediate Release
Robby Baker

ASU hopes to stay hot after completing the sweep of U of A last weekend as they take on Villanova this weekend at Oceanside Arena in Tempe.

ASU put up big numbers against the University of Arizona last weekend, beating the Icecats 5-3 on Friday night and 11-4 on Saturday night. Pat Lind had a huge weekend for the Sun Devils and got his first hat trick of his ACHA career.
This weekend the Sun Devils will turn their attention towards Villanova. Villanova is 13-12 on the year and have a 7-5-1 record on the road. Villanova has been held scoreless in their las two games being outscored 14-0.

Coach Powers says he expects “big numbers” from his team this weekend, but doesn’t expect his team to overlook Villanova.
Powers said that Shacker will probably sit out for Fridays game but will play Saturday because of Senior Night.

Puck drops at 7:30 Friday night and 6:15 Saturday night. As always you can catch the broadcast live on FastHockey.com.

ASU sets a record for goals in a game as they pummel U of A 11-4
Immediate Release
Robby Baker

Pat Lind played his last home game as the captain of the Sun Devils against the Icecats and made it count by scoring a hat trick and leading the Sun Devils to their biggest win of the year.

The first period started with a pair of penalties taken by both teams. ASU was on the PK early as Paul Scola took an interference penalty. That didn’t stop senior Joe Schweiger from taking the puck all the way up the ice and scoring on a nifty back hand flip over the shoulder of U of A net minder David Herman. Fifteen seconds later though, Watters scored for U of A on their power play and the game was all tied up at 1. At the 8:39 mark in the first, Dave Jantzie scored for ASU from a great feed from Paul Scola and the flood gates would open. Six minutes later senior captain Pat Lind scored two goals within a minute and ASU was up 4-1. With about a minute left in the period Lefferts scored for U of A and the period ended with ASU leading 4-2.

The second period began with Lowell scoring for U of A and the Sun Devil lead was cut to 1. ASU was not shaken by the slight run U of A put together and they responded with a goal by Pat Lind at the 10:22 mark of the second, this goal was Pat’s third. A minute later Dan Styrna scored for ASU and the lead was back up to 3. The new line of Hekle, Styrna, and Lind was on fire. Mark Chadwick would tally another goal for ASU near the end of the period and after 2 ASU lead 7-3.

Less than 2 minutes in to the third, Dan Anderson scored for ASU thanks to a great pass from Dave Jantzie. At this point the game started to get a bit chippy, and ASU defenseman Parson challenged many Icecats to fights but no one accepted his challenge. At the 15:43 mark Danny McAuliffe scored for ASU and the lead was up to six! A few minutes later Parson got his wish to fight and he wrestled his counterpart to the ground. Styrna and Phil Sansone would add goals for ASU and Schuppan scored a late one for the Icecats and the game ended with ASU winning 11-4.

After the game in the post game interview, captain Pat Lind was given a Gatorade bath.
Unofficial Stats
Shots
ASU 51
U A 30
Goals
ASU Schweiger, Jantzie, Lind 3, Styrna 2, Chadwick, Sansons, McAuliffe, Anderson
U A Schuppan, Lefferts, Watters,Lowell

A Three Goal Third Period Propels ASU to a 5-2 Win Over U of A
For Immediate Release
By: Robby Baker

The Duel in the Desert took to the ice on Friday night, as the Icecats took on the Sun Devils in Tempe at Oceanside arena.

A new line combination of Pat Lind, Dan Styrna, and Colin Hekle took to the ice for ASU to start the game, and they started off strong. For the first time since the break, ASU started a game with a full head of steam and controlled play for most of the first period. The Sun Devils broke the stalemate at the 8:41 mark of the first with a fantastic goal by Dan Anderson, who went streaking up the ice and sniped a wrist shot past the U of A net minder. From that point on U of A controlled play and three minutes later Wilson knotted the game up at one with a goal for U of A.

The second period started off with a big blow to the Sun Devils, as Jared Lowell scored for U of A. It seemed like all the momentum was on the side of the Icecats until a three on one developed for U of A. Jarett Costello was the only ASU defender back and a diving play by Costello broke up a would be scoring chance! This play turned the tide of the game and at the 2:37 mark of the period senior captain Chris Vassos scored a goal for ASU to tie up the game.

The third period was dominated by ASU. The game became very physical and ASU won almost all the battles. About five minutes into the period Dan Styrna took a hard shot from the circles that beat the U of A goalie and gave ASU a 3-2 lead. Less than two minutes later Danny McAuliffe lit the lamp for ASU thanks to a great pass from Pat Rogan and the score was 4-2 ASU. As play continued ASU captain Pat Lind took a tripping call, the games first penalty. The Sun Devils killed this penalty with ease and just a few minutes later Weed, the U of A captain, took a penalty for holding that sent the Sun Devils on the power play. A new look ASU power play saw Joe Schweiger at the point. This new strategy paid off and as Schweiger ripped a slap shot that blew past the U of A goalie and put the dagger in the Icecats.

This might have been one of ASU’s most complete team performances, and it showed on the score board as ASU won 5-2.
Stats Unofficial
Shots
ASU 37
UA 28
Saves
Shacker 26
Sisler 32
Penalties
Lind ASU Tripping, Weed UA Holding, Hekle ASU Roughing, Weed UA Roughing
Goals
ASU Anderson, Vassos. Styrna, McAuliffe, Schweiger
UA
Wilson, Lowell

#3 SUN DEVILS WIN ANOTHER CLOSE GAME
#3 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (M1) 5, #13 UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (M1) 4

By Charles “Buddy” Woodall-Pike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tempe, AZ (10/22/10) – The 2010-2011 ACHA Men’s Division 1 ice hockey season has been a series of close contests so far for the Arizona State University Sun Devils. The Sun Devils had done well, putting together a 5-0-1 record and earning a tie with Oklahoma for third in the ACHA rankings. Arizona State had another tight duel on their hands on Friday night at the hands of the 13th-ranked University of Rhode Island Rams. With a third period goal from Colin Hekle, the Sun Devils edged the Rams, 5-4.

Rhode Island started the game strong, getting good scoring chances off Arizona State turnovers. However, it would be the Sun Devils getting the first goal of the game as Darcy Charrois scored on an Arizona State power play. Mark Chadwick added a goal just more than two minutes later to give the Sun Devils a 2-0 lead. Arizona State took their two-goal lead into the second period.

The Rams would get on the board early in the middle frame as Robert Beggi scored to make it 2-1. Marcus Wilhite would score to put the Sun Devils up by two again. A mere 32 seconds later, Shawn Tingley answered for Rhode Island. Arizona State would restore their two-goal margin with a power-play goal from Danny McAuliffe. That lead would also not last as Alan Dionne scored to make it 4-3. Justin Krute would tie the game near the end of the stanza. The Sun Devils and Rams entered the final period in a 4-4 tie.

In the third period, Arizona State would take the lead as Colin Hekle scored. The Sun Devils tried to extend their lead but Rhode Island goaltender Paul Kenny kept Arizona State from getting any more goals. The Rams counterattacked later in the frame trying to get the equalizer but Arizona State goaltender Mark Schacker prevented Rhode Island from making another comeback. The Sun Devils held on for their sixth win in seven games this season. Arizona State and Rhode Island meet again on Saturday night.

SCORING SUMMARY (PROVIDED BY ACHAHOCKEY.ORG)
University of Rhode Island – 0 4 0 – 4
Arizona State University – 2 2 1 – 5

First Period: 1, ASU, Charrois (Lind), 7:37 (pp). 2, ASU, Chadwick (Styrna), 5:27. Penalties: Lassik, URI, double minor (interference, unsportsmanlike conduct), 9:00.

Second Period: 3, URI. Beggi (Ducharme), 18:39. 4, ASU, Wilhite (Scott, Charrois), 12:07. 5, URI, Tingley (Dionne), 11:35 (pp). 6, ASU, McAuliffe (Hekle, Maltese), 6:25 (pp). 7, URI, Dionne (Dietz, Kenny), 4:04 (pp). 8, URI, Krute (unassisted), 1:39 (pp). Penalties: Charrois, ASU (tripping), 9:25; Macalino, URI (tripping), 7:33; Prechel, ASU (hooking), 1:39.

Third Period: 9, ASU, Hekle (Scola, McAuliffe), 15:47. Penalty: Coleman, URI (hooking), 16:30.

Shots on goal:
University of Rhode Island – 54
Arizona State University – 48

Goalies: URI, Kenny (48 shots-43 saves); ASU, Schacker (54-50)


WILHITE SCORES TWICE TO LEAD #10 SUN DEVILS PAST #3 OKLAHOMA
#10 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (M1) 6, #3 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA (M1) 3

By Charles “Buddy” Woodall-Pike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tempe, AZ (10/16/10) – On Saturday night, the 10th-ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils hoped to rebound after a tough shootout loss to the third-ranked University of Oklahoma Sooners. Arizona State went into the contest at Oceanside Ice Arena without their top-scoring player, Joe Schweiger. Despite not having Schweiger, the Devils got goals from five different players, including two from Marcus Wilhite, as they defeated the Sooners, 6-3.

The game got off to a tough start for Arizona State as an early penalty led to an Oklahoma power-play goal by Chad Hudson. The Sun Devils answered later in the frame with a power-play goal by Darcy Charrois to tie the game, 1-1. Oklahoma struck back as Justin King scored to put the Sooners back in front. In the final minute of the first period, Arizona State would surge into the lead. Dave Jantzie scored with 42 seconds left to tie the game, then Troy Scott added a goal with three seconds remaining to give the Sun Devils a 3-2 lead after 20 minutes.

Arizona State stepped up the pressure in the middle stanza, preventing Oklahoma from getting any good opportunities to score. With just more than six minutes to play in the second period, Marcus Wilhite scored to extend the Arizona State lead to 4-2. That would be the only scoring either side would get as the teams went to the final period.

Arizona State was in the same situation as they were in on Friday night: attempting to protect a two-goal lead over Oklahoma in the third period. Marcus Wilhite would help Arizona State defend the lead by getting his second goal of the contest to put the Sun Devils up, 5-2. Oklahoma would respond as Blake Martin scored a power-play goal to cut the lead to 5-3. Patrick Rogan answered back for the Sun Devils to restore the lead to three goals. Unlike Friday night, there would not be a Sooner rally. Arizona State secured the victory to improve their record to 5-0-1. The next games for the Sun Devils are on October 22 and October 23 as they host the University of Rhode Island Rams.

SCORING SUMMARY
University of Oklahoma – 2 0 1 – 3
Arizona State University – 3 1 2 – 6

First Period: 1, OU, Hudson (B. Martin, McCabe), 17:54 (pp). 2, ASU, Charrois (unassisted), 13:29 (pp). 3, OU, King (unassisted), 7:35. 4, ASU, Jantzie (Scola, Lind), :42. 5, ASU, Scott (Prechel), :03. Penalties: McAuliffe, ASU (roughing), 18:26; C. Martin, OU (interference), 14:38; Puente, OU (slashing), 13:29; Lee, OU (interference), 10:37; Prechel, ASU (elbowing), 7:39; Prechel, OU (unsportsmanlike conduct), :03.

Second Period: 6, ASU, Wilhite (Rogan, Scott), 6:09. Penalty: Jon Schanke, OU (boarding), 3:15.

Third Period: 7, ASU, Wilhite (Rogan, Costello), 14:45. 8, OU, B. Martin (McCabe), 7:43 (pp). 9, ASU, Rogan (Wilhite), 6:42. Penalties: O’Neill, ASU (roughing), 14:18; Scola, ASU (roughing), 8:11; Lee, OU (cross-checking), 6:13; Wilhite, ASU (interference), 4:50; Jantzie, ASU (interference), 1:10.

Shots on goal:
University of Oklahoma –26
Arizona State University – 46

Goalies: OU, Pombo (46 shots-40 saves); ASU, Schacker (26-23)

Statistics provided by ACHA website: http://achahockey.org

CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS: In the box score for the article “SCHWEIGER GETS 100TH ACHA GOAL, BUT #10 SUN DEVILS LOSE IN SHOOTOUT,” Jon Schanke committed the Oklahoma hooking penalty with 24 seconds left in the second period. This correction is to avoid confusion between Oklahoma players Jon Schanke and Joel Schanke. The end of the article should also have provided the address for the ACHA website, http://achahockey.org

SCHWEIGER GETS 100TH ACHA GOAL, BUT #10 SUN DEVILS LOSE IN SHOOTOUT
#3 UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA (M1) 4, #10 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (M1) 3 (SO)

By Charles “Buddy” Woodall-Pike

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Tempe, AZ (10/15/10) – The 10th-ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils returned home on Friday night after winning two games last weekend against fifth-ranked Iowa State in Iowa. The third-ranked University of Oklahoma Sooners came to Oceanside Ice Arena and the Sun Devils looked to take down another high-ranking opponent. It was a big night for Joe Schweiger, as he scored his 100th career ACHA goal. However, Arizona State failed to hold a two-goal lead in the third period and dropped a 4-3 decision in a shootout.

Arizona State got a great opportunity to take an early lead with a five-on-three power play but they failed to convert. The Sun Devils would get on the board first on an Oklahoma power play as Chris Vassos scored short-handed. There was a lot of intense action as these two teams fiercely battled each other. The two teams would head into the second period with Arizona State holding a one-goal lead.

After matching roughing penalties left the two teams starting the middle frame playing four-on-four, the Sun Devils would not take long to extend their lead. Colin Hekle blasted a long shot past Sooners goaltender Matt Pombo just 10 seconds into the period to put the Sun Devils up 2-0. Near the midway point of the frame, Oklahoma killed off an Arizona State man advantage. Justin King, the penalized Sooner, got out of the penalty box and had a breakaway on Arizona State goaltender Mark Schacker. King would put the puck past Schacker to cut the Devils’ lead to 2-1. The intensity increased as the two sides continued to battle. The Sun Devils took their 2-1 lead into the third period.

With less than three minutes elapsed in the final stanza, Joe Schweiger scored his 100th career ACHA goal to put the Sun Devils ahead by two. Oklahoma quickly responded, as Justin King tallied his second goal of the game to cut the lead to 3-2. Shortly past the halfway mark of the third period, King would score his third goal to tie the game. The two squads would remain deadlocked through the final minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime.

The Sun Devils and Sooners both got quality opportunities to win the game in the extra session. Overtime would not be enough to settle this game as the teams went to a shootout. The shootout was all Oklahoma as the Sooners scored on both their shots, while stopping the Sun Devils twice to win. Arizona State and Oklahoma meet again on Saturday night.

SCORING SUMMARY
University of Oklahoma – 0 1 2 0 – 4
Arizona State University – 1 1 1 0 – 3

Oklahoma won shootout 2-0
First Period: 1, ASU, Vassos (Hanlon), 9:43 (sh). Penalties: Lee, OU (charging), 16:58; Puente, OU (tripping), 15:46; Scola, ASU (holding), 10:52; Hanlon, ASU (roughing), :00; McCabe, OU (roughing), :00.

Second Period: 2, ASU, Hekle (Charrois), 19:50. 3, OU, King (C. Martin), 10:54. Penalties: Hekle, ASU (hooking), 14:57; King, OU (hooking), 13:03; C. Martin, OU (roughing), 9:10; Hekle, ASU (roughing), 9:10; Schanke, OU (hooking), :24.

Third Period: 4, ASU, Schweiger (Charrois, McAuliffe), 17:07. 5, OU, King (Lee), 15:36. 6, OU, King (Browne), 9:33. Penalties: Jantzie, ASU (holding), 12:03; Bryant, OU (slashing), 8:50.

Overtime: No Scoring. Penalties: None.

Shootout: Oklahoma 2 (Hudson G, King G), Arizona State 0 (Schweiger NG, Lind NG)

Shots on goal:
University of Oklahoma – 49
Arizona State University – 33

Goalies: OU, Pombo (33 shots-30 saves); ASU, Schacker (49-46)

Statistics, with the exception of shootout results, from the ACHA website

#10 SUN DEVILS SHUTOUT #5 IOWA STATE, IMPROVE TO 4-0
#10 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (M1) 5, #5 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (M1) 0

By Charles “Buddy” Woodall-Pike

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The 10th-ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils have started their 2010-2011 ACHA Division One season by winning three close games. There have been plenty of tense moments, as Arizona State has had to both make comebacks and stop opponent rallies late in the contests. There would be no need for either of those on Saturday night, as the Sun Devils dominated the fifth-ranked Iowa State Cyclones in a convincing 5-0 victory at Ames/ISU Ice Arena.

Arizona State had to kill off two Iowa State power play chances in the first half of the opening frame. After preventing the Cyclone from converting on the man advantage, the Sun Devils got on the board as Danny McAuliffe scored the first goal of the game. Arizona State would stop a third Iowa State power play in the period and the Sun Devils took a 1-0 lead into the second period.

In the middle stanza, the Sun Devils took over. Paul Scola would score on an early power play to increase the Arizona State lead to two. Scola would score a second time later in the period to put the Sun Devils up 3-0. Near the end of the frame, Joe Schweiger scored to give the Devils a four-goal lead. After the Schweiger tally, Iowa State goaltender Erik Hudson relieved starting goaltender Paul Karus, who gave up four goals on 22 shots. The second period saw the Sun Devils pressure the Cyclones often, as Arizona State constantly forced turnovers and got several chances to attack the Iowa State net. The teams went into the second intermission with the Sun Devils holding a commanding 4-0 lead.

With just more than five minutes left in the game, Danny McAuliffe got his second goal of the night to make it 5-0. The only tense moment that the Sun Devils would have at the end of this game was determining whether goaltender Mark Schacker would record his first shutout of the season. Schacker would get that shutout, stopping 35 shots for the win. The Sun Devils come home for two games against the third-ranked University of Oklahoma Sooners on October 15 and October 16.

SCORING SUMMARY (Unofficial)
Arizona State University – 1 3 1 – 5
Iowa State University – 0 0 0 – 0

First Period: 1, ASU, McAuliffe (Schweiger), 9:51. Penalties: Arizona State bench, served by McAuliffe (too many men), 19:13; McAuliffe, ASU (tripping), 13:45; Jantzie, ASU (tripping), 4:25.

Second Period: 2, ASU, Scola (Styrna, Lind), 17:12 (pp). 3, ASU, Scola (Charrois, Scott), 8:17. 4, ASU, Schweiger (McAuliffe, Hekle), 1:39. Penalties: Wilkinson, ISU (cross-checking), 19:07; Scola, ASU (hooking), 13:27.

Third Period: 5, ASU, McAuliffe (Schweiger, Hekle), 5:10. Penalty: Wilkinson, ISU (cross-checking), 13:42.

Shots on goal:
Arizona State University – 14 9 12 – 35
Iowa State University – 8 14 8 – 30

Goalies: ASU, Schacker (35 shots-35 saves); ISU, Karus (22-18), Hudson (1:39 second, 8-7)

Stats provided by Arizona State General Manager Ken Lind

CLARIFICATIONS AND CORRECTIONS: A sentence in the article “#9 SUN DEVILS RALLY, EXTEND WIN STREAK OVER ICECATS” read “The Icecats pressured late, trying to avoid dropping their tenth straight game, but the Sun Devils held on for the win.” The sentence should have clarified that the Icecats had lost ten straight games to the Sun Devils, not ten straight games overall.

#10 SUN DEVILS HOLD ON TO EDGE #5 IOWA STATE
#10 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (M1) 3, #5 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (M1) 2

By Charles “Buddy” Woodall-Pike

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The 10th-ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils faced their first ranked opponent of the season on Friday night. It was also their first away game of the new campaign, as they travelled to the Ames/ISU Ice Arena to face the fifth-ranked Iowa State Cyclones. In a close battle, the Sun Devils got two goals from team captain Pat Lind to earn a 3-2 win.

Arizona State dominated Iowa State early, as Danny McAuliffe scored just 37 seconds into the game to give the Sun Devils a quick 1-0 lead. However, the Cyclones got more of the chances later in the period. James Werner tied the game with less than five minutes to play in the opening frame. Despite being outshot 17-6 in the first period, the Sun Devils and Cyclones went into the first intermission tied, 1-1.

The second period saw the Sun Devils get some opportunities on the power play, but they could not convert on any of their chances. Arizona State would retake the lead shortly after a man advantage ended, as Pat Lind scored midway through the stanza. The teams combined for 33 shots in the middle frame, but Sun Devils goaltender Mark Schacker and Cyclones goaltender Erik Hudson prevented either side from getting another goal for the rest of the period.

In the third period, the Cyclones tried tying the game on the power play early, but Mark Schacker and the Arizona State defense continued to keep their one-goal lead intact. The Sun Devils continued to protect their slim margin as the period continued. With just more than five minutes remaining in the game, Pat Lind recorded his second goal of the game to increase the lead to 3-1. The Cyclones continued to attack as they attempted to get back into the game. With the Iowa State goaltender pulled, James Werner scored his second goal of the night to make it a one-goal game again. The Sun Devils stopped the Cyclones in the final 36 seconds to preserve the win. Arizona State and Iowa State meet again on Saturday night.

SCORING SUMMARY (Unofficial)
Arizona State University – 1 1 1 – 3
Iowa State University – 1 0 1 – 2

First Period: 1, ASU, McAuliffe (Hekle, Schweiger), 19:23. 2, ISU, Werner (Lebler), 4:57.
Penalties: Prechel, ASU (tripping), 13:19; Kohles, ISU (tripping), 10:56; Scott, ASU (interference), 1:58.

Second Period: 3, ASU, Lind (Styrna, Maltese), 10:11. Penalties: Pascale, ISU (hooking), 19:39; Bulloch, ISU (roughing), 12:16; Cohn, ISU (interference), 9:50; Hekle, ASU (slashing), 2:02.

Third Period: 4, ASU, Lind (Costello), 5:03. 5, ISU, Werner (unassisted), :36. Penalty: McAuliffe, ASU (tripping), 19:11.

Shots on goal:
Arizona State University – 6 14 14 – 34
Iowa State University – 17 19 12 – 48

Goalies: ASU, Schacker (48 shots-46 saves); ISU, Hudson (34-31)

Stats provided by Arizona State General Manager Ken Lind

#9 SUN DEVILS RALLY, EXTEND WIN STREAK OVER ICECATS
#9 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (M1) 5, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA (M1) 4

By Charles “Buddy” Woodall-Pike

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On Friday night, the ninth-ranked Arizona State University Sun Devils looked to continue their success against their archrivals, the University of Arizona Icecats. The Devils were seeking their 10th consecutive victory over their rivals from Tucson. It was another tight battle at Oceanside Ice Arena, as Arizona State needed another comeback effort to win. They got their rally with three goals in the third period and held on for a 5-4 decision over Arizona.

Before the game, the Sun Devils honored Ian Smith and Tony Bonacorso as they became the newest members of the Sun Devils Hockey Hall of Fame. The Devils got on the board first as Joey Demeria scored. The Icecats were quick to respond, as Jared Lowell tied the game less than a minute later. Mike Basist converted on the power play to put Arizona in front, 2-1. Arizona State went to the locker room after 20 minutes trailing by one.

In the second period, the Icecats increased their lead to 3-1 as Jonathan Watanabe scored. The Arizona supporters in the stands were excited to see their team up by two. Arizona State struggled to try and find a spark to get them back in the game. Mark Chadwick redirected a shot by Darcy Charrois into the net to pull the Devils to within one and get the hometown fans cheering. The Sun Devils then faced a critical moment, as the Icecats had a five-on-three power play late in the middle frame. Arizona State’s penalty killers successfully fought off the two-man advantage and kept the deficit at one heading to the final stanza.

With just more than eight minutes left in the third period, the Sun Devils converted on their own power play. Joe Schweiger scored on a four-on-three advantage to tie the game, 3-3. A few moments later, Troy Jonathan Scott scored to give the Sun Devils the lead and the Maroon and Gold fans were overjoyed. Later in the period, Jason Maltese gave Arizona State a two-goal lead. The intensity of the rivalry reached another level with 5:42 left in the game as a brawl ensued on the ice. Arizona received a power play from the altercation, and Brian Slugocki scored to make it a one-goal contest. The Icecats pressured late, trying to avoid dropping their tenth straight game, but the Sun Devils held on for the win. After the final horn, another skirmish broke on between the teams. Despite the fights during the final period, both sides put the rivalry aside and engaged in the traditional handshake after the game. The Sun Devils have a difficult task ahead, as they visit the second-ranked Iowa State Cyclones on October 8 and October 9.

SCORING SUMMARY (Unofficial)
University of Arizona – 2 1 1 – 4
Arizona State University – 1 1 3 – 5

First Period: 1, ASU, Demeria (unassisted), 12:33. 2, UA, Lowell (Richards, Schupan), 11:41. 3, UA, Basist (Schupan), 5:31 (pp). Penalties: Charrois, ASU (interference), 18:57; Slugocki, UA (slashing), 12:33; Basist, UA (hooking), 10:24; Demeria, ASU (slashing), 7:09.

Second Period: 4, UA, Watanabe (Richards), 14:39. 5, ASU, Chadwick (Charrois), 8:16. Penalties: Watanabe, UA (holding), 16:53; Vassos, ASU (slashing), 13:51; Weed, UA (cross-checking), 11:12; Wilson, UA (cross-checking), 7:34; Scott, ASU (holding), 4:36; Maltese, ASU (delay of game), 3:46; Greenwald, ASU (slashing), :24; Slugocki, UA (slashing), :24.

Third Period: 6, ASU, Schweiger (Costello, Hekle), 8:12 (pp). 7, ASU, Scott (Vassos), 8:09. 8, ASU, Maltese (McAuliffe), 6:40. 9, UA, Slugocki (Weed, Stolz), 5:29 (pp). Penalties: Stolz, UA (slashing), 19:10; Hekle, ASU (holding), 15:47; Wadhams, UA (tripping), 9:46; Schupan, UA (tripping), 9:00; Styrna, ASU (hooking), 8:46; Basist, UA, major-disqualification (fighting), 5:42; Wilson, UA, minor-major-disqualification (slashing, fighting), 5:42; Jantzie, ASU, double minor-major-disqualification (high-sticking, cross-checking, fighting), 5:42; Greenwald, ASU, major-disqualification (fighting), 5:42; Watanabe, UA (high-sticking), 4:53; Schweiger, ASU (unsportsmanlike conduct), 4:53.

Shots on goal:
University of Arizona – 12 6 10 – 28
Arizona State University – 13 19 12 – 44

Goalies: UA, Sisler (44 shots-39 saves); ASU, Schacker (28-24)

Stats provided by Arizona State head coach Greg Powers

HELPS #9 SUN DEVILS DEFEAT ICECATS
#9 ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (M1) 5, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA (M1) 3

By Charles “Buddy” Woodall-Pike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Tempe, AZ (9/30/10) – The Arizona State University Sun Devils opened their season at Oceanside Ice Arena on Thursday night. Ranked ninth in the ACHA, their first test of the new season was their archrivals, the University of Arizona Icecats. After getting off to a slow start, the Sun Devils rallied. Joe Schweiger scored three goals, including the game-winner with 1:30 left in regulation, as the Sun Devils escaped with a 5-3 victory over the Icecats.

Arizona State entered the contest having won the last eight meetings against Arizona. The Icecats were out to try to prevent any hopes of the Sun Devils repeating last season’s series sweep. Jordan Schupan struck first for the visiting Icecats, much to the delight of the Arizona fans in attendance. Less than two minutes later, Jared Lowell scored to make it 2-0 for Arizona. The Sun Devils could not convert any of their opportunities in the stanza, including having a goal disallowed. The stunned and disorganized Devils went into the second period down by two.

Near the midway point of the middle frame, the Sun Devils came alive. Paul Scola got Arizona State on the board, cutting Arizona’s lead to 2-1 and giving the Sun Devil fans reason to cheer. With eight minutes to play in the period, Joe Schweiger scored the Sun Devils’ first power-play goal of the year to tie the game. Later in the frame, Jarett Costello scored to put Arizona State up 3-2. The once quiet hometown fans were now loud as the Sun Devils took their first lead of the game. Arizona refused to go away, and Jared Lowell got the equalizer for the Icecats with 1:01 left in the period. The two teams went into the third period tied, 3-3.

There was plenty of fast-paced action in the third period as the two archrivals battled each other. Both sides got their chances to break the deadlock, but Arizona State goaltender Mark Schacker and Arizona goaltender Steven Sisler kept the game tied. With just 1:30 left in the final frame, Joe Schweiger scored his second goal to give the Sun Devils the lead and the Maroon and Gold fans were elated. Schweiger added an empty net goal to give the Sun Devils their first victory of the year. Arizona State and Arizona meet again on Friday night.

SCORING SUMMARY (Unofficial)
University of Arizona – 2 1 0 – 3
Arizona State University – 0 3 2 – 5

First Period: 1, UA, Schupan (Slugocki), 14:26. 2, UA, Lowell (Weed), 12:36. Penalties: Mohr, UA (hooking), 18:36; Schweiger, ASU (roughing), 14:54; Basist, UA (roughing), 14:54; Greenwald, ASU (slashing), 8:41; Wadhams, UA (roughing), 8:41; Schweiger, ASU (interference), 6:42; Slugocki, UA (hooking), 2:16; Hekle, ASU (slashing), :19.

Second Period: 3, ASU, Scola (Lind), 11:22. 4, ASU, Schweiger (Rogan), 8:00 (pp). 5, ASU, Costello (Rogan, Jantzie), 6:45. 6, UA, Lowell (Schupan), 1:01. Penalties: Stolz, UA (holding), 18:07; Watanabe, UA (tripping), 8:23; Lind, ASU (roughing), 3:55; Babyak, UA (roughing), 3:55.

Third Period: 7, ASU, Schweiger (Hekle, Prechel), 1:30. 8, ASU, Schweiger (Styrna, Charrois), :13 (en). Penalties: None

Shots on goal:
University of Arizona – 9 11 8 – 28
Arizona State University – 13 19 17 – 49

Goalies: UA, Sisler (48 shots-44 saves); ASU, Schacker (28-25)

LATE GOAL LEADS MAROON OVER GOLD IN SCRIMMAGE
MAROON TEAM 6, GOLD TEAM 5
By Charles “Buddy” Woodall-Pike

Tempe, AZ (9/3/10) – The excitement and intensity of Arizona State University Sun Devil ice hockey returned to Oceanside Ice Arena with the Maroon and Gold Game on Friday night. The scrimmage was a tight contest as players on both squads competed for roster spots. Senior Pat Lind provided the game-winning goal with 14 seconds left in regulation, giving the Maroon Team a thrilling 6-5 victory over the Gold Team.

The Gold Team started strong as they got most of the early chances. Taylor Chomiski put the Gold Team up 1-0 just two minutes, 40 seconds into the game. Less than four minutes later, Chomiski struck again to make it 2-0. Maroon Team starting goaltender Clay Taylor kept his squad in the game and his teammates countered the Gold Team offense in the second half of the opening frame. Pat Lind scored a breakaway goal on fellow returning Sun Devil and senior Mark Schacker to get the Maroon Team on the scoreboard. With 40 seconds remaining in the first period, Marcus Wilhite scored the equalizer and the two teams went into the intermission tied, 2-2.

Dan Styrna put the Gold Team back in front with just more than five minutes elapsed in the second stanza. Shortly past the nine-minute mark of the period, Danny McAuliffe answered for the Maroon Team to tie the game at 3-3. With nine minutes, 36 seconds to play, the goaltenders changed as Kyle Dietrich replacing Clay Taylor and Scott Czarnik taking over for Mark Schacker. With less than four minutes to play in the period, Patrick Rogan scored to give the Maroon Team a 4-3 lead.

Trailing for the first time, the Gold Team responded in the third period. Dan Styrna scored his second goal of the game and the score was tied once again. With more than eight minutes to play, Marcus Wilhite broke the deadlock with a power play-goal to put the Maroon Team up 5-4. The Gold Team would not go down so easily, as Phil Sansone scored on the power play with less than two minutes left in regulation. For the fourth time, the squads found themselves in a tie game. In the final seconds of the game, Pat Lind scored his second goal of the night and the Maroon Team held off a final attack from the Gold Team to win. The Sun Devils start the 2010-2011 season on September 30 against the University of Arizona Icecats.

SCORING SUMMARY
Gold Team – 2 1 2 – 5
Maroon Team – 2 2 2 – 6

First Period: 1, Gold, Chomiski (Morgan, Marek), 17:20. 2, Gold, Chomiski (unassisted), 13:35. 3, Maroon, Lind (Scola), 8:04. 4, Maroon, Wilhite (Scola, Parson), :40. Penalty: Restemayer, Gold (high-sticking), 3:00.

Second Period: 5, Gold, Styrna (Jantzie, Schweiger), 14:43. 6, Maroon, McAuliffe (Hekle), 10:54. 7, Maroon, Rogan (Scola), 3:42. Penalty: Stewart, Maroon (elbowing), 9:36.

Third Period: 8, Gold, Styrna (Charrois), 15:21. 9, Maroon, Wilhite (Parson, Dietriech), 8:16 (pp). 10, Gold, Sansone (Vassos), 1:53 (pp). 11, Maroon, Lind (Stewart, Demeria), :14. Penalties: Hanlon, Maroon (hooking), 18:47; Granato, Gold (hooking), 9:06; McAuliffe, Maroon (cross-checking), 2:15.

Shots on goal:

Gold Team – 17 14 14 – 45
Maroon Team – 18 9 12 – 39
Goalies: Gold, Schacker (21 shots-18 saves), Czarnik (18-15); Maroon, Taylor (28-25), Dietriech (17-15)

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