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Theisen Scores Sole ASU Goal in Tie with Alaska

Feb 27, 2022

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – For the second night in a row in the 49th state, the Arizona State men's ice hockey team went to overtime against Alaska Fairbanks. Despite outshooting the Nanooks and an outstanding performance from starting netminder Ben Kraws, the duel ultimately concluded in a 1-1 tie, ASU's (15-17-1) first of the season. 

Unlike the previous night, Alaska (13-17-2) struck first and held the lead until midway through the second period. At 12:49 into the middle frame, captain Colin Theisen shoveled the puck over the line to knot the score with assists from Jack Judson and Josh Doan. 

Hard, and often chaotic, play ensued but it proved easy work for Kraws, who made 20 saves on the night. He and the penalty kill unit shut down all three of the Nanook man-advantage chances. 

With an assist tonight, Doan extended his point-scoring streak to four games and stands third on the team in point-scoring with 35 (11G, 24A). The Scottsdale native leads all NCAA freshmen in total points. 

Theisen's goal tonight elevated him into a tie for the team's leading scorer with Matthew Kopperud. The fifth year boasts 38 (18G, 20A) points through 33 games, the highest of his entire career, in the shortest amount of games played in a season (excluding the COVID season). 

UP NEXT: ASU enjoys another bye week over the March 4-5 weekend before concluding the 2021-22 season as hosts to Long Island on March 11-12 at Oceanside Ice Arena.