Arizona State started the new year with a tough test, going on the road to take on No. 5 ranked St. Cloud State and fell in both games.
Game 1 saw the Sun Devils get on the board first, with captain Garrett Peterson netting one home, his second goal of the season. The Huskies responded to Peterson's goal with six unanswered of their own, including two by their captain Ethan Prow.
Ryland Pashovitz got the nod in net for the Sun Devils and made 35 saves.
The second game didn't fare much better for the Sun Devils, not being able to get on the board and falling 7-0 to the Huskies.
"That is a great hockey team," head coach Greg Powers said. "We know what we need to keep building towards and that series just prepared us for a huge home week of hockey. We are looking forward to finally being able to play some NCAA games in front of our fans this week."
Pashovitz got the night off on Saturday, with Robert Levin and David Jacobson splitting time in net and making 44 saves. Despite not scoring a goal, it was one of the better nights for ASU. They had 29 shots on goal, the most since they put up 31 against Lake Superior State back on November 14th.
It's a quick turnaround for the Sun Devils, as they host UCONN at Oceanside on Tuesday and then play their opening round game of the Desert Hockey Classic on January 8th against Yale at Gila River Arena.