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Depleted Devils Suffer at #4 Minnesota

Jan 21, 2021
Brad Rempel/University of Minnesota Athletics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The shorthanded Sun Devils (5-11-2) couldn't catch a break Thursday night, falling to No. 4 Minnesota (12-3-0) at 3M Arena at Mariucci. 

The Sun Devils were without nearly a quarter of their offensive production yet again, and tied for the most goals allowed in a game in program history in a 10-0 loss.

"They don't have anything left. They've been on the road for two months out of the last 70 days," said head coach Greg Powers. "They're tired and mentally exhausted, physically exhausted, and today it finally caught up with us."

The Sun Devils will look for a better fate tomorrow against the Golden Gophers at 3:00 p.m. MT on FOX Sports Arizona.

GAME NOTES:

  • The Sun Devils were again missing several key players, including 22% of their offensive production.
  • The 10-goal margin of defeat ties the largest in program history dating back to ASU's inaugural season against Merrimack on Jan. 31, 2016.
  • The last time the Sun Devils allowed four goals in the first period was Jan. 28, 2017 against Boston University. 
  • The hat-trick by Brandon McManus was the first allowed by the Sun Devils this season, and first against Wisconsin last season on Feb. 21, 2020.
  • It was the first time in program history two opposing hat-tricks were allowed in the same game.
  • Goaltender Bronson Moore made his NCAA Division I debut for the Sun Devils after playing the last two seasons with the ASU ACHA Club program. Moore was called up as an emergency goaltender prior to the Notre Dame series.
  • This is the fourth time the Sun Devils have been shutout this season with the last being at Wisconsin on Jan. 16, 2021. 

QUOTES OF THE NIGHT

  • "We got to erase this and find a way to bring more tomorrow, or it'll happen again. You know that's arguably the best team in the country that was hungry and just got swept to own and we just don't, we don't have it. We've got to dig deep, find a way to come out and give them a better game tomorrow, and then get into this break and get healthy, that's our main focus we got to just get through tomorrow." -Head coach Greg Powers
  • "He's a good goalie like I said, he had the two best saves in the night. So I'm happy for the kid, he deserves it. He didn't really have to be here. He is here to help us as an emergency guy because Cole's out.And I'm happy for him. Hopefully he'll remember that moment for the rest of his life getting into division one game against Minnesota and making some really big saves." -Head coach Greg Powers on Bronson Moore