ASU Hockey: 10 best photos from opening night at Gila River Arena - Cronkite Sports

ASU Hockey: 10 best photos from opening night at Gila River Arena

Updated: October 7, 2015

For the first time since 1985, an NCAA hockey team played a game in the state of Arizona. Click on the photos from Saturday night’s matchup to see a full-size version.


The Sun Devils special teams unit gathers during a stoppage against the Wildcats. (Gabrielle Mercer/WCSN)


Freshman forward Jordan Masters gets knocked to the ice in the rivary matchup. (Gabrielle Mercer/WCSN)


Connor Schmidt (74) and Ryland Pashovitz embrace to celebrate Arizona State’s 8-1 victory over the University of Arizona. (Gabrielle Mercer/WCSN)


Defenseman Jordan Young celebrates a goal during the first period for the Sun Devils. (Gabrielle Mercer/WCSN)


Edward McGovern (4), Jack Rowe (11), and a host of Sun Devils gather after a goal with Arizona captain Matthew Armenti in the foreground. (Gabrielle Mercer/WCSN)


Graduate transfer forward Garrett Peterson battles for a face-off win. The Sun Devils won 50 of 73 faceoffs on the night. (Gabrielle Mercer/WCSN)


Freshman Jack Rowe smiles after scoring his first career goal in the first period. (Gabrielle Mercer/WCSN)


Junior defenseman Connor Schmidt passes his bench after scoring the fist goal of the season for Arizona State. (Gabrielle Mercer/WCSN)


Freshman Ryan Stevens fist pumps after his first career goal in the third period. Five of the eight goals were scored by true freshmen. (Gabrielle Mercer/WCSN)

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