The Bisons also played in the UK last year and have twice gone to Germany/Italy as well. It is a self-funded tour and they had just 15 skaters and 2 goaltenders on tour this time.
On paper the team is weaker than in recent years, having lost 4 eligible to return players. (Two went pro and the others were all-star calibre.) Last weekend's 4th line was seldom used and were all rookies. The team has a lot of smaller players now, but they might do better with US-style officials than is t