Nov 022017
 

Where: Oceanside Ice Arena, Tempe, Ariz.
When: Friday, 9:05 p.m.; Saturday, 9:05 p.m. (CDT)
Watch: ASU Live Stream
Team stats: UAH | Arizona State

Charger update: Not much went right last week as UAH (1-5-0) was swept at Cornell by scores of 5-1 and 3-0. It was the third of four straight road trips to start the season. The Chargers finally play at home next week against Alaska Anchorage.

UAH will need to find its offensive against the Sun Devils. After scoring goals eight in two games at Michigan Tech, the Chargers only scored one at Cornell — by Brennan Saulnier with 3:08 left in the first game. UAH only had 11 shots on goal in the second game.

Special teams will also need to step up. The power play sputtered to 0-for-12 against Cornell. Meanwhile, the penalty kill allowed four goals in 13 opportunities.

This will be the last non-conference series of the season. The Chargers have lost 12 straight games outside the WCHA.

Charger leaders:
Tyler Poulsen (Jr., F, 3 goals-2 assists-5 points in 5 games played)
Josh Kestner (Sr., F, 3-2-5 in 6 GP)
Brennan Saulnier (Sr., F, 2-2-4 in 6 GP)
Cam Knight (Jr., D, 0-3-3 in 6 GP)
Jordan Uhelski (Sr., G, 3.82 goals against average, .890 save percentage in 5 starts)

UAH Tale of the tape
(NCAA rank)
Arizona State
1-5-0 Overall record 1-5-2
2.00 (T-55th) Goals/game 2.25 (T-51st)
4.00 (56th) Goals allowed/game 3.38 (T-45th)
14.7 (15th) Pen. minutes/game 12.2 (T-29th)
17.2% (T-33rd) Power play 8.3 (56th)
73.7 (T-47th) Penalty kill 78.8% (36th)

About the Sun Devils: Arizona State is 1-5-2 so far in its third season as a NCAA Division I varsity program. ASU remains the only independent in Division I after discussions with the WCHA and the NCHC did not produce an agreement.

The Sun Devils won their season opener at home against Massachusetts, but have since gone winless in their last seven games.

ASU also had trouble scoring at an ECAC opponent last week, losing 3-0 and tying 1-1 at Colgate.

Players to watch:
Jakob Stridsberg (Jr., D, 3-2-5 in 8 GP)
Anthony Croston (Jr., F, 2-3-5 in 8 GP)
Dylan Hollman (Sr., F, 1-4-5 in 8 GP)
Louie Rowe (Jr., F, 1-4-5 in 8 GP)
Joey Daccord (So., G, 2.97 GAA, .918 save pct. in 7 starts, Ottawa Senators prospect)

Series notes: This is the first meeting between UAH and Arizona State. Next season, the Sun Devils visit Huntsville on Oct. 19-20, 2018.

Back in the club era, UAH twice played a team from the state of Arizona. The Chargers defeated Northern Arizona 6-2 in the 1982 national semifinals and Arizona 7-4 in the 1983 national semifinals, both en route to U.S. National Club Championships.

This week in the WCHA: All times are Central. Games featuring WCHA teams at home can be seen on WCHA.tv.

Thursday, Nov. 2
Ferris State at Michigan, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3
UAH at Arizona State, 9:05 p.m.
* Alaska Anchorage at Lake Superior State, 6:07 p.m.
* Bowling Green at #20 Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
* #9 Minnesota State at Northern Michigan, 6:07 p.m.
* Bemidji State at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.
Ferris State at Michigan, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 4
UAH at Arizona State, 9:05 p.m.
* Alaska Anchorage at Lake Superior State, 6:07 p.m.
* Bowling Green at #20 Michigan Tech, 6:07 p.m.
* #9 Minnesota State at Northern Michigan, 6:07 p.m.
* Bemidji State at Alaska, 10:07 p.m.

* WCHA conference game.

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