The NHL has canceled all games through Nov. 1. That obviously means Phoenix Coyotes fans will not see NHL hockey at all this month. But, hockey fans in the greater Phoenix area can still see quality hockey, often on the same nights as the Coyotes were scheduled to play. How is that possible, you ask? Well, you can stop conversing with your computer screen and direct it to the Arizona State University hockey website.
The Sun Devils D1 men’s hockey team is 9-0 to start the season. The Devils defeated the San Diego State University Aztecs on both Friday and Saturday night by a combined 22-3 score. In the most recent ACHA national rankings (about two weeks ago), ASU was ranked number 2 in the nation. The Devils have gone 4-0 since the ranking.
If you miss hockey or just want to have an enjoyable night out, ASU hockey is the way to go. The games are fast-paced and exciting and with the way the team has been playing, more likely than not you will see a win for ASU.
Hockey fans can catch ASU hockey on the radio at 1330 AM The Blaze, live and archived on video webcasts on the team website and, of course, in person at Oceanside Ice Arena. The arena is located at1520 N. McClintock Drive in Tempe, and is the home to both D1 and D2 ASU hockey teams. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students.
The Devils play again at home this Thursday (8:30 pm vs. Eastern Michigan) and Friday (8:00 pm vs. Colorado State) night.