Road-weary Arizona State got two goals from Demetrios Koumontzis and Willie Knierim and took control with a three-goal second period in an 8-5 victory over the 14th-ranked University of Wisconsin men's hockey team on Saturday at LaBahn Arena.
No. 3: Owen Lindmark scored twice for the Badgers.
No. 2: James Sanchez had a goal and two assists for Arizona State.
No. 1: Koumontzis' first goal tied the game and his second gave the Sun Devils a two-goal lead.
The Badgers host the Sun Devils at 4 p.m. Sunday.
After six Big Ten games to start the season, the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team steps out of conference play to open a series against Arizona State on Saturday at LaBahn Arena (7 p.m., FSW, FoxSportsGo.com, 1310 AM).
But the Badgers are missing five forwards — Dylan Holloway is at Canada's World Junior Championship evaluation camp and four others have, according to sources, either tested positive for the coronavirus or were close contacts to the one who did. Roman Ahcan, Tarek Baker, Dominick Mersch and Ty Pelton-Byce are in that group. (Read more on that here.)
UW has only nine forwards available and is listing defensemen Shay Donovan and Luke LaMaster with the forwards.
Linus Weissbach - Brock Caufield - Cole Caufield
Jack Gorniak - Owen Lindmark - Sam Stange
Jason Dhooghe - Ryder Donovan - Mathieu De St. Phalle
Shay Donovan - Luke LaMaster
Tyler Inamoto - Ty Emberson
Josh Ess - Anthony Kehrer
Jesper Peltonen - Mike Vorlicky
Scratches: F Roman Ahcan, F Tarek Baker, F Dylan Holloway, F Dominick Mersch, F Ty Pelton-Byce
Sun Devils (0-3-1)
Chris Grando - James Sanchez - Ryan O'Reilly
PJ Marrocco - Michael Mancinelli - Sean Dhooghe
Matthew Kopperud - Jordan Sandhu - Demetrios Koumontzis
Jax Murray - Benji Eckerle - Willie Knierim
Jacob Semik - Jacob Wilson
Jarrod Gourley - Jack Judson
Gvido Jansons - Tanner Hickey
Referees: Barry Pochmara and Tony Czech.
Linesmen: Matt Gerlach and Dan Cohen.
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