The Michigan State hockey team (1-0-1) after a successful Ice Breakers Tournament to open the season last week in the Northeast, will take their game out west to Colorado to face off with #5 Denver University.
It will be the first time the Spartan skaters go up against Denver since October 11th 2002. MSU trails the all time series between the two schools 54-16-2.
Last weekend, 11 different Spartans had at least 1 point in two games played. Freshman Defenseman:
Zach Osburn opened his Spartan career with 2 goals and an assist in the tournament earning the BIG TEN number two star of the week.
The injury bug has hit the Spartans early and often this season, Forwards Ryan Keller (lower body) and Dylan Pavelek (cut via a skate blade to leg) are out and will not make the trip with the team.
Senior Captain Forward, Michael Ferrantino (upper body) and Junior Forward Villiam Haag (upper body) as of this writing are questionable.
Despite the injuries Junior Forward and Assistant Captain; Joe Cox feels its the next man up mentality and is confident from what he has seen from the [..]
We are just hours away, from Michigan State Hockey dropping the puck on the 2015-16 season. It begins at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine Friday night.
"It was nice to have an opportunity to play, I thought the game got a little better in quality as it went on and we wanted to use this as an evaluation".