The season will begin as soon as Nov. 13, with each team playing a 24-game conference slate. All seven Big Ten teams will also play four games against Arizona State which will be counted as non-conference games. The Sun Devils formed their varsity hockey program in 2015 and are one of only two independent teams in Division I hockey.
Philippe comes from an NHL background, and a decorated one at that. It would be easy to wilt under the lofty expectations his father’s career set. But to Philippe, these expectations were not a reason to run from the spotlight — they were a chance to learn.