ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS: The U.S. National Under-18 continues the 2020-21 Kroger College Series with a series against the Arizona State Sun Devils. The NTDP last met the Sun Devils during the 2016-17 season when the two teams split a weekend series at USA Hockey Arena.
Competing as part of the Big Ten Conference this season, Arizona State enters the weekend 5-12-2. The Sun Devils last squared off against Minnesota in a Jan. 21-22 series on the road, falling 10-0 and 10-2 to the Gophers.
The Sun Devils roster features two NTDP alumni in senior forwards Sean Dhooghe (Aurora, Ill.) and James Sanchez (Northbrook, Ill.), who ranks second on the team in scoring with 13 points in 20 contests.
MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS: The U.S. National Under-17 Team hits the road for a one-game stint in Muskegon this Friday. This marks the fifth meeting between the two teams this season. Most recently, the U17s took on the Lumberjacks in a series Jan. 22-23, earning the split with a 9-4 loss and a 5-4 shootout win.
The Jacks enter the series in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 16-8-1-1 record and 34 points. Danil Guschin and Cameron Berg still rank among the top 10 in USHL scoring.