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Hockey Honors Seniors in Final Games at Oceanside

Mar 10, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sun Devil Hockey (15-17-1) caps off the 2021-22 season in the final ride at Oceanside Ice Arena against Long Island University (10-19-3) on March 11-12. On Friday, March 11, puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. MST, and on Saturday, March 12, puck drop is slated for 4:05 p.m. MST. Both games will be streamed via the Arizona State Live Stream.

The Sun Devils will honor their graduating senior and graduate classes before puck drop of Saturday's game at approximately 3:50 p.m. MST. 

The ceremony will include Bronson Moore, Jacob Wilson, Johnny Walker, Sean Dhooghe, Chris Grando, Jordan Sandhu, Tim Theocharidis, Jack Becker, and Colin Theisen as well as graduate assistant and former 'A' Dominic Garcia. 

The program is on a momentous verge to close out the season, in addition to the looming move to the new on-campus Multi-Purpose Arena, several players top both the single season and career record books and look to make their mark in the final games in the historic Oceanside Ice Arena. In these final two games, Jacob Wilson - who has already played the most games by a Sun Devil skater in school history - potentially will skate in his 150th game on Saturday against LIU. Walker, who owns both the career goals (69), points (122), game-winning goals (7) and power play goals (24) categories could have the chance to extend his lead. Theisen became one of only 28 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey players in history to skate in 175 college games - 33 of those came from his season at ASU.

In the single season history books, both Theisen and Kopperud are two points away from tying the single season points record currently held by James Sanchez with 40 in 2019-20. Josh Doan isn't far behind with 35 points in his rookie year. The Arizona Coyotes draft pick is also one assist away from tying the assist record currently also paced by Sanchez with 25. Doan already far out-ran all other ASU rookies in history - setting new records for both assists by a freshman (24) and points by a freshman (35).  

Hobey Baker Award candidate and team leading goal-scorer, Kopperud would need just two goals this weekend to tie Walker's single season goals record at 23 in 2018-19. 

ASU had a weekend of rest after an overtime loss and tie on the road against Alaska Fairbanks to close out February play. During the break, Colin Theisen was named a top-10 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award after posting 18 goals and 20 assists for 38 points on the season. He is currently tied for 15th in the NCAA among skaters and with teammate Matthew Kopperud. 

Long Island University braved the Alaska cold for themselves last weekend with two games on the road at Alaska Fairbanks and split the series against the Nanooks. The Sharks own a 5-16-2 record on the road, with three of those wins coming in the second half of the season. 

This will be the first meeting between LIU and Arizona State, as two of three current independent teams in the NCAA.