What a great ending to the D-I portion of our schedule with a 2-2 tie tonight at Western Michigan. ASU led 2-1 late, but the Broncos scored with 54 seconds left to tie it. ASU did get the win in the exhibition 3-on-3 double OT. This wraps up the D-I slate with wins over two ranked opponents in Air Force and Quinnipiac and two ties in games at Ohio State and WMU. Throw in a three-game road sweep at AIC and UMASS along with some nice wins over RPI, Colgate and UNH and this has been a great step forward in what amounts to our first full season at D-I. 4 exhibitions left to wrap up the schedule. Already excited for 2017-18!
Anyway, good luck next season Sun Devils!
Let's Go Broncos!
Obviously the Coyotes deal falling through has created some concern arena and conference wise. The next six months will be telling as to what the future will hold. But there are many unanswered questions at the moment.
You all gained a fan in me. Best of luck in the postseason!
Some very positive words from ASU AD Ray Anderson on our arena situation. Great to hear!
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Final weekend on tap here for the Arizona State hockey program. The boys are heading up to Michigan for two games with USA U18s. A little news since their last games a few weeks ago. Junior Wade Murphy signed with the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. Murphy put together a solid season with 9 goals and 11 assists in 31 NCAA contests.
Below is a nice article on Robbie Baillargeon. Robbie was a grad transfer from BU, leading them in scoring his freshmen season and was on the ice for BU two years ago for one of the final shifts as they attempted to find the game tying goal in the NC vs. Providence. Anyway, it is nice to hear his words on the program. This was just one of many interviews he did after senior night speaking highly of the program. His leadership along with Wade, will be missed next season.
Lastly, I attached a link from AD Ray Anderson. A few weeks back ASU hosted a media session with various sports programs and the main theme, even with football being in the room, was the commitment to D-I hockey and getting an Arena built. Comforting words for us Sun Devil Hockey fans.
Good luck to everyone's teams as you close out the season. I look forward to watching all of the conference tourney action!
Arizona State has picked up another big recruit in Filips Buncis from the Johnstown Tomahawks. Filips is a 6-3 forward who also played for Latvia in this past World Juniors. His teammate from that Juniors squad, Gvido Jansons has already committed to ASU. We took big steps forward on the ice this year and looks like a special class is coming in. Article below.
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Arizona State added Dom Garcia last week. He was originally an Air Force commit. Looking forward to seeing what the entire lass looks like on April 12. It seems to be a real good one coming to the desert.
Hearing rumblings that a conference annoucement is on the way and most seem to think the arena solution will be coming during the summer. Looking forward to both of those.
But until then I'm excited to watch the NCAAs. I find myself cheering for those teams we faced along the way and cheering for the great fans I have met from Michigan Tech Air Force and Denver. It will be fun watching Tech and Denver, I can't go wrong with the winner there. But my hat is off to Michigan Tech on that thrilling WCHA win. I can't wait for ASU to have that chance.
Good luck to the 16 left standing!
Would be smart if Arizona State offered some of their games on TV for the local fans to identify with. Not talking the games broadcast on PAC12 because most of the satellite providers in Arizona don't offer it.. I few games on Arizona Sports or one of the local channels would be smart. At work i know about 10 hockey fans and not a single one knew Arizona State had a division 1 team till i told them
As for the P12, they have said they would like to do more and did up that number to three this past season and two additional on the stream which was on twitter.
And for the folks that don't know of us having a team, just know it will take time. As a club sport, it wasn't talked about at all. So this is starting something from the ground floor. But it will come along quickly.
IceTimeHockeySW had an extensive interview with HC Greg Powers recently where he talks about next years schedule, impending conference announcement and arena plans. I'm hearing rumors of some kind of conference announcement coming in April, with building plans coming in the summer. There were plans already on the table to do something on campus that may have been scuttled when there was the possible Coyotes partnership. With that now being dead, I wonder if the on campus arena is back in play. My guess is yes. But there will be many discussions at the Frozen Four and following week at the meetings. The team banquet it scheduled for April 15, so we will see what news comes from that.
Here is the site for the Powers interview. It is a good one.
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