Bus of Arizona State Sun Devils men's hockey team gets stuck in Alaska

Arizona State University's men's hockey team's bus ran into some trouble in Alaska. (Twitter // @SundevilHockey)
Arizona State University's men's hockey team's bus ran into some trouble in Alaska. (Twitter // @SundevilHockey)

In hockey, many players describe the tougher, less-glamorous years of their careers as the time when they were ‘riding the bus.’

For the NCAA’s Arizona State Sun Devils, riding the bus probably didn’t seem like such a bad thing until theirs got stuck in Alaska and they were forced to give the vehicle a (literal) push start.

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Yes, that is nine of the team’s members rocking the bus in order to get it up and running again.

The Sun Devils, who are independent in the NCAA’s men’s hockey D-1, do not belong to any specific conference. The team was headed north to take on the Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks for a pair of matches on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 when their mode of transportation stopped moving.

The temperature in Tempe, Arizona — the location of Arizona State’s main campus — was 24 C on Friday. Meanwhile in Fairbanks, Alaska, it was -9 C.

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