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NORTHWEST NOTES: Dec. 30, 2020

| December 30, 2020 1:10 AM

WSU-Arizona State

men's game postponed

PULLMAN — Due to recent COVID-19 protocol developments within the Arizona State basketball program, the Cougar men's basketball game versus the Sun Devils, scheduled for Thursday, was postponed.

The Pac-12 Conference will work with both programs to attempt to find a mutually agreeable date to reschedule the contest.

The Cougars are next scheduled to take the floor Jan. 2 against Arizona with a tip-time scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Parik starts in goal

for Czech Republic

in World Juniors

Spokane Chiefs goaltender Lukas Parik, defenseman prospect David Jiricek and Team Czech Republic lost to Team USA in World Junior Championship group play 7-0 on Tuesday in Edmonton, Alberta.

Parik started the game and extended his shutout streak to 85 minutes after shutting out the Russians on Sunday. Bobby Brink and the Americans broke through at 5:33 of the second, however, taking a lead they would not surrender. Team USA continuously maintained offensive pressure, especially during a 4-on-4 midway through the second that proved to be the turning point of the game. The Americans scored three times in the middle frame to take a commanding lead.

Parik finished the game with 51:22 of ice time and seven goals allowed on 30 shots faced. Three of the goals came on the power play as the Americans spent 7:40 in total with the man advantage.