Found November 07, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS A move to the Big Ten Conference next season will mean the University of Minnesota men's hockey team will have fewer games against in-state opponents in upcoming years.It also means fewer six-hour flights to Alaska for series against the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves. That's where the Gophers are headed this weekend, though, for perhaps the last time in a while. Many of the Gophers players say they'll miss playing in Alaska despite the extra travel."Anchorage is a really beautiful place. You fly in and have mountains," sophomore forward Travis Boyd said. "It's a lot of fun going up there and seeing the surrounding area. I think it's a fun time."Minnesota already had a six-hour bus ride when the Gophers played in Houghton, Mich., to face Michigan Tech. That trip gave the players a chance to bond off the ice early in the year.This weekend's series could do the same as Minnesota flies to Alaska one last time as a member of the WCHA....
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