Sunday, October 6, 2013

Exhibition gameday

The Mavericks skated on the new ice at the Verizon Wireless Center for the first time on Saturday, and there seemed to be some excitement about the new-look arena. The whole place seemed brighter, fresher, cleaner.

The civic center will get a test drive Sunday evening when Minnesota State plays Lethbridge in an exhibition game. Lethbridge played Minnesota on Saturday night and lost 5-1 in a game that included 105 minutes worth of penalties, including five majors/misconducts for facemasking, slashing and, yes, spearing.

I'll be covering the MSU game tonight and plan on getting a live chat going, so check back on the blog later this afternoon for that coverage.

In the meantime, check out today's season-preview story and outlook in The Free Press.

Several WCHA teams were/are in exhibition action this weekend, but one team, Ferris State, started the regular season already. The Bulldogs defeated Colgate 7-4. Game 2 of that series is today.

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