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#13 Arizona falls to #1 Arizona State in First Game of Weekend Rivalry

12/06/2013, 10:15pm MST
By UA Hockey

Tucson, AZ #13 Arizona fell to #1 Arizona State tonight with a final score of 7-4. The Arizona Wildcats took the lead for the majority of the first period until a penalty shot gave Arizona State the goal they needed to make it a tie game at 3-3.

The start of the second period saw a short delay when a hard hit against the boards broke a panel of glass. Arizona quickly tallied a goal after the delay taking the lead once again but then struggled to come back after ASU took an unanswered three goal lead in the third period.

Both UA and ASU tallied up multiple penalties during the night as more than a couple fights between the two rivals broke out.  Arizona ended the night with 34 shots on goal and Arizona State shot 44 pucks at Arizona’s freshman goalie Garrett Patrick who stopped a huge 37 of them.

Next Up: #13 Arizona and #1 Arizona State will face off again tomorrow night at the Tucson Convention Center at 7:30 pm. Fans, don’t forget to wear your best holiday attire to the game! The first 200 fans through the door will get a free thunderstick, so make sure to get your tickets early, beat the rush, and come cheer on your Wildcats!

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