ASU Moment of the Year seed No. 3: Hockey wins national championship

Justin Emerson

It was the first national title in more than 30 years of ASU hockey.

Next week House of Sparky will begin our "ASU Moment of the Year" tournament, with the 16 best moments from the athletic season. This week we will randomly introduce all 16 moments, then reveal our seedings and match-ups next week, where you, the reader, will vote on what was the ASU athletics Moment of the Year

They went 34-2 in the regular season, won the Cactus Cup against the University of Arizona, won the Western Collegiate Hockey League, entered the national tournament as the No. 1 seed, and on March 11, the Sun Devils won it all on ice.

In Newark, Delaware, Arizona State completed its goal of bringing home the program's first national championship. Freshman forward Ryan Ostertag netted the first two goals of the game, then it was fourth line - a line which carried the team throughout the entire tournament-  winger Troy Scott who scored the empty-netter to clinch the Murdoch Cup.

Arizona State was as dominant of a team as you could find anywhere. It lost twice all season, to Oklahoma who was seeded No. 2 in the tournament, and arch-rival Arizona. Including tournament play, Arizona State scored 5.6 goals per game and allowed only 1.4 per game.

The Cup was also the exclamation point on a season that later saw freshman goalie Robert Levin win Rookie of the Year, senior forward Kale Dolinski win Player of the Year and coach Greg Powers win Coach of the Year.

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