McLelland Scores in Hockey's 7-1 Loss at Arizona State

When and Where: October 24, 2015 – Tempe, Az. (Oceanside Ice Arena)
Score: Arizona State 7, Southern New Hampshire University 1
Records: SNHU 0-2-0, Arizona State 3-4-0

Arizona State netted five power play goals and a short-handed goal to pace the Sun Devils to a 7-1 win over Southern New Hampshire University men's hockey team on Saturday night at Oceanside Ice Arena.

ASU scored a pair of first period goals in a frame it outshot the Penmen 20-2. The first goal was a power play goal by Cody Gylling at 12:51. The second came at 16:22 as Liam Mcging scored after a flurry of shots that where blocked or saved by the SNHU defense.

The Sun Devils scored three times in the second period all on special teams. ASU potted power play goals at 27 seconds (Joey Raats) and 6:20 (Brock Krygier), while adding a short-handed goal at 7:52 (Anthony Croston) of the period. The Sun Devils held a 19-4 shot advantage in the period.

SNHU broke through at 1:59 of the third period as Matt McLelland (Reading, Mass.) scored on a one-timer from the point. Artem Efimov-Barakov (Khimki, Russia) and Kevin Lorcher (Rouen, France) assisted on the goal. ASU continued its success on special teams with power play goals at 4:09 (Jordan Masters) and 5:12 (Cody Gylling). In the most even-played period of the series ASU held a slim 13-8 shot advantage; giving them a 52-14 edge for the contest.

SNHU netminder Ryan Slatky (Manchester, N.H.) made 45 saves including 18 in the first period, but moves to 0-1-0. His counterpart Ryland Pashovitz improves to 2-3-0 as he made 13 stops.

 - The games marked the first time the Penmen have played in Arizona.

- SNHU goalies registered 41 first-period saves in the two games at ASU.

 - Penalties were costly for the Penmen as the Sun Devils were 3-4 on Friday and 5-7 on Saturday on the power play.

- The game had 21 penalties for 50 combined minutes.

What's Next: SNHU travels to SUNYAC foe Fredonia on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

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