Thursday, December 30, 2010

On the road again

The Mavericks were scheduled to leave Mankato on Thursday morning for this weekend's Shillelagh Tournament at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The team — it's been confirmed that all 26 players are on the trip — will attend tonight's Chicago Blackhawks-San Jose Sharks game and practice on Friday before playing Notre Dame at 6 p.m. on Saturday, following the Boston University-Brown game. Win or lose, MSU will play either BU or Brown at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Minnesota State players are excited about the tournament. Said senior Ben Youds: "I haven't been in a tournament since I got here — since I was at Shattuck and we went overseas. The tournament atmosphere is definitely fun. If you win you go on and play for a trophy and bragging rights."

While MSU hasn't played since Dec. 12 against North Dakota, their Saturday opponent, the Irish, played Canisius on Wednesday night and won 10-2.

Here is some more information about the tournament, including Internet broadcast instructions.

PucKato will be heading down to the tournament on Saturday and plans on doing the live blog.

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