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Old 12-07-2019, 08:31 PM   #43
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It's been a few weeks since I've done a weekend round-up. Today, all the teams played early games, so their weekends are over already.

Here's the catch-up since November 17...

The Sun Devils had a couple weeks off after their trip to Alaska and returned to action last week.

Last week, they hosted Vermont, winning 2-1 on Friday and skating to a 2-2 tie on Saturday.

This week, they hosted Denver, with tonight's game being played at the Gila River Arena rather than their usual home arena that holds less than 1000 spectators. The Sun Devils won Friday's game 4-1 (their first ever win against a top-5 ranked program), and Saturday's game was a 2-2 tie.

Koumontzis did not get any points in the last two weeks worth of games.

After their blistering 8-0 start, the Pioneers have hit a skid over their last 8 games. They are 1-4-3 in the last month.

Two weeks ago, they hosted Western Michigan. They lost the first game 2-1 and won the second 6-1. Pettersen had 2 assists in the victory.

Last week, they were off for Thanksgiving. As mentioned above, this weekend, they made the trip to Arizona to face the Sun Devils. Friday's game was a 4-1 loss. Saturday's was a 2-2 tie. Denver tied the game with 41 seconds left. Pettersen had the lone assist on the tying goal.

Pettersen now has 13 points in 16 games (2G/11A) and leads the Pioneers in points and assists.

The Spartans have played 6 games since I last updated this thread. They have put up a decent 3-2-1 record in those games. All against top-20 ranked programs.

Two weeks ago, MSU hosted Notre Dame and played to a 1-1 tie and a 3-2 win in the series. Nodler had 1 assist in the game they won.

Last week, MSU visited Ohio State, losing both games. The final scores were 3-1 and 2-0. Nodler had no points.

This week, the Spartans hosted Wisconsin and swept the series with a 3-0 victory on Friday and a 5-4 OT win on Saturday. Nodler was again kept off the score sheet.

Mitch Mattson did not play in any of the above games. He only has 4 games played on the season and hasn't played in a game since November 9.

Last week was the first time since the season began that ASU has appeared in the top 20 of the college rankings. Their win and tie this weekend over one of the top programs should see them move up a bit. Conversely, Denver could drop some more. They were ranked 4th last week.

MSU squeaked into the top 20 two weeks ago, but dropped out last week. Their two wins over Wisconsin should see them back in the rankings this week.


Next week, there will again only be two series to pay attention to as the Sun Devils will be travelling to East Lansing to face the Spartans. Denver has a home-and-home series against their cross-state rivals of Colorado College.

Remember that next Friday's game will be broadcast across Canada on TSN2 at 7:00pm MT.
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