Getting an early start out of Mankato to catch my flight to Colorado Springs. I'll try to update the 'Skate' from the airport or once I'm in Colorado, if I can. If not, I'll be on with the live blog prior to MSU's game against Colorado College, which begins at 8:37 p.m. CST.
In the meantime, be sure to check out my story and preview package on The Free Press website and lots of good stuff from the CC Tigers beat writer Joe Paisley of The Gazette.
All of the WCHA teams are in action against each other this weekend as Wisconsin goes to Nebraska-Omaha, Denver is at Minnesota, St. Cloud State travels to Minnesota Duluth, Bemidji State heads to Michigan Tech and Alaska Anchorage plays at North Dakota.