Sunday, October 16, 2016

Glendale, Az. – Joey Raats of Las Vegas assisted on Arizona State’s first goal against #18-ranked Air Force which helped lead ASU to a staggering 5-2 win here on home ice at the Gila River Arena. It was the first time Arizona State, in just its second season in NCAA Division One hockey, had beaten a Top 20 ranked team. Air Force last weekend won the IceBreaker Tournament in Denver with wins over #5 ranked Boston College and #19 ranked Ohio State.

This was the first win of the season for 1-3-0 Arizona State which lost 9-2, 4-2 last weekend at Notre Dame, then lost 4-3 to Air Force here Friday night.

Next weekend Arizona State will take on #16-ranked Northeastern. Greg Powers is the head coach of Arizona State. Overall in its second season of NCAA Division One hockey Arizona State is 6-25-2 which makes the win today over Air Force so significant for the program.

“We had a great effort from the net out,” Powers said. “There is something very special about our players.”


South Surrey BC – Brendan Harris of Las Vegas had two assists for the BCHL Wenatchee Wild in a 6-5 OT win over the Surrey Eagles at the South Surrey Arena.  Wenatchee, coached by Bliss Littler, is unbeaten at 10-0-1 this season.

Brendan leads all Las Vegas players away from home in scoring this season with 5 goals, 20 assists.

“Good weekend for our boys,” tweeted coach Bliss Littler after the game