According to some research by the Minnesota State athletic communications office, the Maverick men's hockey team will have traveled more than 9,200 miles over the first three weekends of the season. That includes a nine-hour bus ride to Houghton, Mich., a five-hour flight to Anchorage, Alaska, and this weekend's trip to Huntsville, Ala.
"It does take its toll on you," junior defenseman Brian Kilburg said. "I won't lie; by the time you get back Sunday night, you're beat." You can read more about the MSU road warriors in Friday's Free Press.
Here are a few more notes on this weekend's series at Alabama-Huntsville:
Looking to bolster their scoring -- the Mavericks have five goals in four games -- coach Troy Jutting has switched up the forward lines. Here's how they're expected to look Friday:
Jon Kalsinski and Joel Hanson, the Mavericks top returning scorers from last season, have yet to register a point through four games.
Mike Zacharias will start in goal Friday.