clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

ASU Hockey: Sun Devils complete first ever Division I sweep over Lake Superior State

New, 1 comment

The Sun Devils won a weekend series against Lake Superior State,winning both games on the road.

During the week, Arizona State Sun Devils coach Greg Powers mentioned the difficulties of winning on the road, and the teams early struggles this season on the road.

This weekend, his team responded in style.

The Sun Devils went into Lake Superior State's house and won two games, one of which in overtime.

This sweep marks the first Division 1 sweep of a team for the Sun Devils. Earlier in the year, they swept a series with Southern New Hampshire, but they are a Division 2 school.

The fun started on Friday for the Sun Devils. As the team trailed 1-0 midway through the second period, they began to catch fire. Early on this season, these Sun Devils have had a tough time winning the first game on the road, seemingly feeling out their opponent in the first game before coming out better in night two.

Freshman Joe Lappin lead the way, as have many of the young kids this season, with two goals as ASU took game one 3-2.  For the fourth consecutive time on the road, Ryland Pashovitz was between the pipes and made 24 saves.

The following night, the Sun Devils had a flair for the dramatic. With 52 seconds left in the period, Lake Superior State was able to tie the game on a power play off the stick of Gus Correale and the Sun Devils would be heading to overtime.

Nicholas Gushue took an early slashing penalty, merely 13 seconds into the period, but the Sun Devils were able to survive. It appeared that the Sun Devils were destined for their first tie of the season. Enter Jordan Masters. The spark plug to the Sun Devils offense this season struck again, with 32 second left in the game to give the Sun Devils the victory and the sweep.

Masters now has five goals and nine assists in just 11 games. Pashovtiz got the start again for the Sun Devils and once again turned in another superb performance, making 36 saves.

ASU will have the next weekend off before traveling to Clarkson during Thanksgiving weekend.