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ASU men's hockey splits series with Colorado College

The Sun Devils are now at .500 and are 10-10 going into the new year

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ASU graduate student forward Colin Theisen (63) tries to get around a University of St. Thomas player at Oceanside Ice Arena in Tempe, Arizona on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. ASU won 5-2.

The ASU men's hockey team split its series against Colorado College over the weekend in Colorado Springs.

Graduate transfer forward Colin Theisen and freshman defenseman Ty Murchison led the way for the Sun Devils Friday night, scoring two goals each in a 5-2 victory for ASU in Colorado Springs. Freshman Ethan Szmagaj added his first goal of his collegiate career to help seal the victory.

Junior goaltender Ben Kraws continued his hot streak in Friday's victory, denying 23 of 25 shots from Colorado College. Graduate student forward Jack Becker tallied three assists in the night's contest, being a constant physical offensive presence on the ice for the Sun Devils.

The Sun Devils outshot the Prowlers 36 to 25, showing their offensive dominance throughout the game.

In the second game of the series, Colorado College got even with a 4-2 victory at home against ASU.

Theisen continued his hot streak, adding the first goal of Saturday night's game, but the Prowlers took control and never looked back, scoring three straight goals within the first and second periods to seal the deal.

Colorado College's junior defenseman Connor Mayer tallied two assists over the series, helping the Prowlers to a second game home victory.

The Sun Devils fall to an even 10-10 and are currently at .500. The team will take two weeks off before they host No. 9 Cornell University to start 2022 on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2 for an important series against the Big Red.

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Shane BrennanEditor-in-Chief

Shane Brennan is the Editor-in-Chief at The State Press. He was a sports and politics reporter, before becoming the editor of the politics desk. He has covered local and state politics for the Arizona Capitol Times and Cronkite News.

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