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  1. Willie D

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    OK, boys n girls. Time for us to start with a modicum of respect for the ASU Ice Devils, still playing mostly at Oceanside until Uncle RayRay builds them a new rink on campus (wonder whatever happened to baseball lol).

    The season started off with two wins against Alaska. At home, so the boys didn't have to sing that Johnny Horton song. But NOW the #1 ranked Ohio State *uckeyes come rolling into town this weekend. This could be a really good set of games, or someone is going to leave with their gonads slung over their shoulders.
     
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    Tall order to beat the Buckeyes.
     
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    Early season rankings:

    1. Ohio St.
    2. Notre Dame
    3. Minnesota - Duluth (last year's winner)
    4. Providence
    5. St. Cloud St.
    6. Minnesota
    7. Cornell
    8. Boston
    9. Michigan
    10. Denver

    I never understood why the NCAA schedules so many ASU away games in December & January. It should be the opposite--they should be scheduling 7 billion home games at Oceanside then. Imagine telling some freezing winger from Western Michigan that they're headed out to Tempe for the weekend. What a way to lull a team into complacency LOL.

    And they should have the team introductions at Big Surf!!!
     
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    Some games of note in this season @ Oceanside:

    Nov 9 vs. #9 Michigan
    Dec. 28 vs. #17 Clarkson
    Jan. 4 & 5 vs. #12 Boston College

    ...and a ton of away series including Penn State, Harvard, Princeton, Boston U, Cornell and Minnesota.
     
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    Ice Devils complete a two-game split against #6 Penn State. Including a 4-3 OT win in Happy Valley. Now 6-3, I believe the Devils are turning some heads. Next up is a home set vs. Michigas States.
     
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    Look who's sniffing the top 20 in hockey. Yep...1 vote behind Wisconsin. uscho.jpg
     
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    That’s a big step
     
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    Michigan State in town this weekend for a set @ Oceanside. Sparty vs. Sparky.

    Old Time Hockey!! :sparky:
     
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    I may have to check these guys out. Schedule looks brutal. Gonna start keeping an eye on this team.
     
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    Update on the way back home to Scottsdale: Ice Diablos take both games from Sparty. I hope they enjoyed the extensive tanning time, 'cause it's gonna be a long trip back to East Lansing

    Oh...and in game one, the Ice Devils got two assists from a freshman named "Lemieux."

    If you don't remember that name, recall the 5 greatest hockey players of all time:

    1. The Great One
    2. Mr. Hockey
    3. Gentleman Jean
    4. Super Mario
    5. The Golden Jet

    Yeah, babe, great game!
     
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    I don't want to overstate this, 'cause Michigan State has had a few down years, but they have won the Frozen Four 3 times.

    Other teams they overtook in the rankings: Minnesota (6 titles), Wisconsin (6), Lake Superior St. (3), Boston College (5), Boston U. (5), and Michigan Tech (3). That's some pretty serious lumber!

    Speaking of Boston, next weekend is a trip for a pair vs. Harvard. asu.jpg
     
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    Ice Devils split the series with Harvard, winning in OT tonight. This was a pretty chippy series with Sparky's frisky pitchfork earning two 10-minute misconduct penalties and a slew of others. They'll need those guys when they head to UN-Omaha next weekend.

    Year-end Desert Classic will feature ASU and heavyweights Clarkson, Duluth and Mankato. Looks like the games will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.
     
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    Since our last update :

    Devils dropped a deuce in Omaha, losing both to Nebraska. But a nice rebound this last weekend in New Jersey, sweeping Princeton.

    ASU now.#15.in the coach's poll, #9 RPI and #7 SOS.

    Next up: Colorado College comes.to Tempe this weekend.

    :sparky:
     

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