Thomas Aldworth scored two goals and added an assist to lead No. 17 Quinnipiac to a 5-0 victory against Arizona State Thursday night at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Connecticut.
The Bobcats moved to 3-0 on the season after dominating a Sun Devils squad that is competing in its first season as a Division I team. Quinnipiac led from the start as Aldworth went top shelf for the game’s first goal 7:21 into the first period on a power play. Bobcat goalie Michael Garteig was credited with an assist on the goal, the third of his career.
In the second period, Quinnipiac started to pull away as Aldworth added his second goal of the night on assists from Derek Smith and Tanner MacMaster at the 6:12 mark. Five minutes later, the Bobcats went up 3-0 as Devon Toews tipped a pass from Soren Jonzzon between the Arizona State’s goalie’s legs and into the net.
The third period was more of the same as Quinnipiac scored its next goal to go up 4-0 just 1:30 into the period as Sam Anas scored on a nice pass from Luke Shiplo. Travis St. Denis finished out the scoring on a power play goal with just under 12 minutes to go in the game.
Garteig needed just 14 saves for the 12th shutout of his career and first of the season. Ryland Pashovitz made 52 saves in net for the Sun Devils, who fell to 1-2 on the season.
Quinnipiac outshot Arizona State, 57-14 on the game in addition to converting two of its three power play chances. The Sun Devils, who will continue its East Coast tour with games against Connecticut and Sacred Heart this weekend, were unable to convert on either of its power play opportunities.