ASU hockey (16-9-1) will continue the long road stretch against a notorious program in Boston University (9-9-3) this evening.
After a bye week, the No. 17 Sun Devils are primed to take the ice after getting swept by No. 12 Cornell.
“After our first off week we bounced back really strong,” said head coach Greg Powers. “These guys hate to lose. That’s what you need, you’ve got to hate to lose.”
ASU was swept earlier this season by Nebraska Omaha, but came back after a bye week to sweep the Princeton Tigers.
However, a red hot BU squad has other ideas for the Devils this time.
The Terriers have excelled recently, going 5-1-1 throughout the last seven games.
“They’re a tremendous hockey team and now they’re playing their best hockey,” Powers said. “It’s going to be a good test for us to go in and play a team that is peaking.”
Perhaps the largest part of BU’s recent heroics has been defenseman Dante Fabbro.
Fabbro, the 17th overall pick in 2016’s NHL draft, is an elite two way player. The future Nashville Predator has 15 assists this season to go along with five goals in his 21 games on the ice.
Another asset to the Terriers is captain forward Bobo Carpenter.
Carpenter, a facilitator on the ice, has 16 points this season behind 10 goals.
Yet, both Fabbro and Carpenter will have their hands full with the nations leader in goals, Johnny Walker.
Walker has 19 goals this season and will look to halt the Terrier’s run.
“We think we can beat anybody,” Powers said.
The puck will drop in Agganis Arena at 5:30 p.m. MST Friday evening and 5 p.m. MST Saturday night.
All quotes in this article were obtained firsthand by Devils in Detail unless otherwise noted.