ASU men's hockey shut out 3-0 in loss to Colgate

For the first time in 2017, the ASU men’s hockey team was shut out by an opponent

ASU men’s hockey fell for the first time in the 2017-18 season by way of a shut out, 3-0, to the Colgate Raiders. It was the fourth loss on the six-game road trip with one game remaining before returning to play in Arizona. 

“Bottom line is our guys just weren't ready to play tonight,” ASU head coach Greg Powers said. “The guys we need to step up just aren't getting the job done and are taking penalties in situations they simply can't if we want to find success.” 

ASU took six penalties during the game and Colgate scored one powerplay goal in six attempts. ASU was also outshot 34-20 during the course of 60 minutes.

The Raiders scored one goal during each period. The first goal of the game came late in the first period, as Colgate’s freshman forward Tyler Jeanson scored his second goal of the year at 16:40. 

The second tally of the game was the Raider powerplay goal. Colgate’s spohomore forward Bobby McMann scored his third of the season very late in the second period at 19:58, extending the lead to 2-0. 

The third Colgate goal came about halfway through the third when senior forward Evan Peterson scored his first of the season at 10:45. 

ASU went 0-5 with the man advantage against the Raiders.   

In the win, Colgate’s sophomore goaltender Colton Point recorded his first shutout of 2017. In the loss, ASU sophomore goaltender Joey Daccord made 31 saves. 

ASU’s record now stands at 1-5-1 with the lone win coming in the home opener versus UMass-Amherst back on Friday, Oct. 6. 

“Travel can't be an excuse and our leaders have to step up and execute,” Powers said. 

ASU battles Colgate tomorrow in the final game of the six-game road trip. Faceoff from Upstate New York is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. MST. 

The Sun Devils return home next week as they prepare for a two-game series with Alabama-Huntsville.   

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