Missoula, MONT. -

The Maulers' magical season is almost over, but not before the team gets the chance to win the League Championship series against their top rival Helena.

Missoula has had a long break since they won the American West Hockey League regular season title. That break included a trip to Minnesota for the Junior Hockey National Tournament where the Maulers won two games and came up just short of a national semifinal appearance.

This week their focus has returned to their championship series against the Bighorns, which starts on Friday night in Missoula.

The squad is anxious to get the puck rolling this weekend, they know it's not every year you get to play for a league title.