Chase Beardsley
Chase Beardsley(he/him/his)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Chase Beardsley expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Beardsley has been a beat writer for teams and sites such as the ASU ACHA women’s D1 hockey team and The Hockey Writers.

Latest from Chase Beardsley

‘USA, USA, USA!’: Rivalry Series spotlights growth of women’s hockey in the Valley

TEMPE – Team USA won 3-1 against Team Canada in the teams’ first appearance at Mullett Arena in Tempe. However, a key element in the event was the players voicing their support for girl’s hockey in Arizona and the growth of the sport in the state.

Team USA's Taylor Heise, right, the No. 1 pick in the inaugural PWHL draft, celebrates with teammate Hilary Knight after her goal in the Rivalry Series at Tempe's Mullett Arena on Nov. 8. (Photo by Mia Jones/Cronkite News)

End of an era: Ray Anderson resigns as athletic director of ASU

On Monday, Ray Anderson announced his resignation as the vice president of university athletics at Arizona State, effective immediately. It was a decision that many fans supported.

Arizona State parted ways Monday with athletic director Ray Anderson, who said, “We have entered an unprecedented era where the number and magnitude of changes in the college sports landscape are astounding.”

Never give up: Laila Edwards set to break color barrier for U.S. women’s hockey

TEMPE – Laila Edwards, the first Black women’s hockey player to play on Team USA, is breaking down barriers and writing her own history.

Laila Edwards seeks to become the first Black player to suit up for a Team USA women’s hockey game, inspiring the next generation while overcoming obstacles in a sport that still lacks diversity. (Photo by Mia Jones/Cronkite News)

One of sport’s fiercest rivalries comes to Mullett Arena as Team USA meets Canada in women’s hockey

TEMPE – Wednesday’s women’s hockey rivalry game at Mullett Arena brings a lot of highly talented names to the desert for the first time. Take a dive into four key players to watch in the game.

Grab bag: Arizona Coyotes offer fresh mix of good and bad in season’s strong start

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes have opened their season 4-4-1, their best start since 2020. What’s been helping them succeed and what’s holding them back? A look at some of the good and bad factors of this young team to start the season.

The Arizona Coyotes are off to a promising start to the 2023-24 season, but the first nine games have revealed a mix of strengths and challenges. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Coyotes)

Arizona Coyotes bring fresh faces and playoff ambitions entering promising 2023-24 season

TEMPE - The Arizona Coyotes have bolstered their roster with new additions like Jason Zucker and promising prospects. Despite arena-related challenges, they aim for a playoff spot and are determined to prove doubters wrong.

Arizona Coyotes players gathered together on the ice.

Bringing heat to the Mullett: Partnership between Sun Devils and Coyotes gives hockey a new energy

TEMPE - The partnership between ASU and the Arizona Coyotes can be felt – and seen and heard – at Tempe’s Mullett Arena, the Valley’s hottest ice spot.

Young fans at Mullet Area

Penalty box: Despite little funding, ASU women’s hockey club finds success

TEMPE – ASU ACHA D1 women’s hockey club team might be one of the most successful programs at the school but its funding doesn’t match the team’s performance on the ice.

ASU Women's Hockey players walk down the tunnel