By Ed Chavez, Staff Writer
The last action the Arizona State University team saw was on November 17 against Oklahoma University. A weekend long tour of the university’s state yielded three victories, a state wide sweep for the Arizona squad.
11/15 Vs. Central Oklahoma
11/16 Vs. Oklahoma University
11/17 Vs. Oklahoma University
After a holiday break the Sun Devils will look to pick up where they left off in Oklahoma. The Devils, soaking up as much rest as possible, needed the break more than most as the team has plowed through their opponents since season’s beginnings. Still standing on top of the ACHA’s standings with an 18-0-0 record, the club team will set it’s sights higher.
When speaking of ASU’s recent success the first rebuttal fans hear is, “But they’re a club team.” The stigma that accompanies a club team is one that is tough to ignore but fortunately for ASU, they have. Unable to offer scholarships like NCAA colleges can, the Arizona State recruiters have hustled their way into the college-aged talent pool. Now seeing NCAA players jumping ship and playing for ASU, the team has began to pull in top tier junior hockey players from all around the USHL.
The next major step for ASU will be to take full advantage of the platform that will be provided in their two upcoming games. The stage will be set to show any doubters that ACHA’s talent pool is plenty deep with no better team than ASU to show them. The fast approaching games will send the team to University Park, PA. The short stint in Pennsylvania will give the Devils a crack at NCAA DI’s Penn State. Penn State will look to better their 6-5-0 record when they face off against the ACHA leaders.
Puck drop will be at 7:30 ET for both Friday’s (Nov.30) and Saturday’s (Dec.1) games. Game can be watched here: http://www.gopsusports.com/allaccess/