The Bears waved goodbye to the sunny, spring-like winter in Zagreb on Sunday evening, and travelled 4081km to Omsk. The cold air and temperature ten degrees below zero frosted their cheeks as they stepped off the plane in the southwest Siberian city on Monday morning at 10:30AM local time, and they drove down snowy streets to the hotel.
''Seeing as to how we left on Sunday evening, we were able to rest from the trip and get somewhat adjusted to the time difference (+6 hours from Zagreb)'', said Boyd Kane about the cycle of away ahead of them in the next seven days, beginning on Tuesday (1PM Croatian time) with Avangard, then Barys, Yugra, Avtomobilist - four teams they've defeated in Dom Sportova.
''Even though we've already beat them all once at home, it doesn't mean that these games will be easy, with the travel and with the time difference. Throughout the season we had a hard time winning on the road, but in the last five games we've shown that we can carry ourselves against our opponents on their ice too. Out of those five games we won four, and lost one in a shootout. I hope that we carry on like that and that we win as many points as possible to secure the playoffs, and to get the best spot on the ladder. Right now we're in a good position to make that happen, we just have to stay really solid, mentally and physically, and finish this first main part of the season.''