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    Hockey Day MN - January 22, 2022

    Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 will take place in Mankato at the outdoor rink at Blakeslee Stadium.  Games and events will begin Wednesday and conclude Sunday.

    Hockey Day Minnesota is an annual event in Minnesota run in cooperation with the Minnesota Wild and Bally Sports North that celebrates the sport of hockey throughout the state. Now a multi-day showcase, the event is held in mid-to-late January or early February and typically consists of multiple high school games (a mixture of boys and girls), a men's and/or women's college hockey game, and concludes with a Minnesota Wild NHL game. With some games now taking place on Thursday and Friday, the main set of games are played on a Saturday and are broadcast on FSN. Most of the games are played at a featured outdoor location with a rink built specifically for the event. However, some of the college matchups are played in standard home arenas and all of the Wild games are played in a NHL venue.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    "Hockey for Her" - Putting the spotlight on girls and women's hockey

    Hockey Day Village open 4-10 p.m.
    *free admission

    5 p.m. - U10 MAHA Girls vs. TBD

    6 p.m. - U12 MAHA Girls vs. TBD

    7 p.m. - Mankato East High School Girls vs. Mankato West High School Girls

    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    "Community Night" - Presented by Eide Bailly

    Hockey Day Village open 4-11 p.m.
    Admission: Adults $10/Kids $5

    5 p.m. - Minnesota Warriors Game
    The Minnesota Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for wounded, injured or otherwise disabled veterans of the United States Military, in conjunction with the USA Disabled Hockey Program. Will include special skate pregame that pairs a local mite with a representative of each branch of military. Post-game presentation of Eagle Iron casting for Dotson Company.

    7 p.m. - Southern Minnesota Celebrity Game, presented by Rivers Edge Community Hospital and Mankato Clinic
    Southern Minnesota Area "celebrities" will take center ice to face off against each other to see who comes out on top. Teams will also be coached by local celebrities/dignitaries.

    8:30 p.m. - Johnny Holm Band
    Live music in the auxiliary tent provided the Johnny Holm Band from 8:30-11 p.m.

    Friday, January 21, 2022

    "Friday Night Lights"

    Hockey Day Village open 4:30-11 p.m.
    Admission: Adults $20/Kids $10

    5:30 p.m. - Mankato East High School Boys vs. Mankato West High School Boys 

    8:30 p.m. - Minnesota State University Men's Alumni Game
    Catch some of the most famous Maverick Hockey alumni such as David Backes and Ryan Carter among others as they square off for a little friendly competition.

    9:30 p.m. - IV Play
    Live music in the auxiliary tent provided by IV Play following the conclusion of the Maverick Alumni game.

    Saturday, January 22, 2022

    "Hockey Day Minnesota"

    Hockey Day Village open 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Admission: Adults $65/Kids $35

    9:30 a.m. - High School Girls Hockey: Andover vs Edina

    1 p.m. - High School Boys Hockey: East Grand Forks vs. Prior Lake

    4:30 p.m. - Men's College Hockey: University of St. Thomas vs. Minnesota State University

    7-8:30 p.m. - Youth Skills Challenge; Maverick Autograph Session; Live Stream of Wild game from Xcel Energy Center on jumbotrons

    8:30 p.m. - Live music

    Sunday, January 23, 2022

    "Hockey Sunday!"

    Hockey Day Village open 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    *free admission and live music all day

    9-11 a.m. - MAHA Teams
    Continued programming to ensure every MAHA team has chance to play on professionally constructed ice

    11 a.m. - Minnesota State University Women's Alumni Game

    1 p.m. - Women's College Hockey: University of St. Thomas vs. Minnesota State University

    4 p.m. - Steele County Blades vs. Minnesota Mullets
    The first every Juniors match up as part of Hockey Day Minnesota

    7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Adult league

    Special Events

    January 17th 8PM EST - Free Zoom with Notre Dame standout Ryder Rolston

    If you want to learn a few tips from a current NCAA D1 star, sign up for this zoom. It is a great opportunity for developing players to hear about Ryder's journey.

    District 2 Playoffs

    District 2 Playoff Level Dates Location
    Bantam AA, A, B1, B2 February 14 - 27 Stillwater Recreation Center
    Peewee AA, A, B1, B2 February 14 - 27 Stillwater Recreation Center
    15U & 12U A, B1, B2 February 14 - 27 Stillwater Recreation Center
    Peewee C February 21 - 26 White Bear
    Bantam C February 22 - 27 Mahtomedi
    Squirts A February 17 - 20 Roseville Arena
    Squirts B1 February 24 - 27 Roseville Arena
    Squirts B2 February 14 - 20 Chisago
    Squirts C February 14-20 Tartan/Polar/Phalen
    10U A Feb 14 - 18 Forest Lake
    10U B1 Feb 16 - 24 Forest Lake
    10U B2 Feb 18 - 25 Forest Lake

    Regions and State Tournament

    Regional Playoffs Date Location
    MN Regional Tournament - Qualifying Teams March 4 - 6 Multiple
    - Eligible Teams:  12U/Peewee B1, A, AA; 15U/Bantam B1, A, AA; 19U
    State Playoffs Date Location
    MN State Tournament- Qualifying Teams March 18 - 20 Multiple
    - Eligible Teams:  12U/Peewee B1, A, AA; 15U/Bantam B1, A, AA; 19U

    Closed Weekends for Requesting Referees

    Closed Weekends For Requesting Referees

    All Weekends in December are Closed

    All Weedends in January are Closed

    Do not request referees for the above weekends none are available.


    MN Hockey News

    2022 College Scholarship Applications Now Posted

    Hockey has announced its scholarship opportunities for 2022. Minnesota Hockey is proud to support its members as they pursue post-secondary education with a limited number of college scholarship awards of $1,500. 

    Minnesota Hockey has provided scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors for over a decade with the intent of assisting its members in pursuing post-secondary education. To be eligible, players must be registered members of Minnesota Hockey teams or a participant in Minnesota high school hockey who will be graduating high school this spring.


    2022 Essay Contest Finalists Announced

    Minnesota Hockey is excited to reveal the finalists for the 2021-22 Minnesota Hockey Essay Contest, presented by Park Dental. Entries for the contest were submitted by boys and girls of all ages from around the state on the topic of “I Believe Everyone in Minnesota Should Play Hockey Because…”

    The following finalists have been selected to be featured as a part of Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 during the Bally Sports North broadcast on Saturday, January 22nd:

    • Sami Grumish, an 8U player from Shakopee Youth Hockey Association
    • Nolan Mason, a Peewee player from Champlin Park Youth Hockey Association
    • Kellen Prescott, a Squirt player from Austin Youth Hockey

    All three finalists will also be featured in Let’s Play Hockey magazine. The contest winner, which will be announced at the conclusion of the Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 broadcast, will be selected among the three finalists and will receive a “Dream Day” experience on a Minnesota Wild gameday during the 2022-23 season. The “Dream Day” includes attending a Minnesota Wild morning skate, an hour of ice time at Xcel Energy Center and a group suite at a Wild game later that night.

    Tune in to Bally Sports North on January 22 to see the essays submitted by each of the finalists. Then, stay tuned after the Minnesota Wild game to find out who the randomly selected winner will be.

    USA Hockey News

    2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team Unveiled

    “We’re excited about the roster we’ve put together,” said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the 2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team and also the assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey. “The Olympics are the biggest stage in sports and it was fun to hear the enthusiasm our players have to represent their country. We’re fortunate to have a deep talent pool -- thanks in part to all the great work of our volunteers in communities across the nation -- and with the mix of players who are part of our team, we’re looking forward to competing for a gold medal in Beijing.” Article Link Here


    U.S. Women Ready for Olympics after Roster Unveiling at Winter Classic

    The state of Minnesota touts itself as the “State of Hockey,” and that was on full display New Year’s Day when USA Hockey announced the roster for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team that will compete next month at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.  Article Link Here

    Team Fundraising For Others

    Hiway Hockey Kids4Kids Back for Fourth Year

    Hiway Hockey Kids4Kids, an award-winning community initiative that encourages youth hockey players throughout Minnesota to raise funds for kids with disabilities and complex medical conditions, returns for a fourth season. The innovative program is a collaboration between Hiway Credit Union® (Hiway), the Minnesota Wild, Wild Alternate Captain Matt Dumba, Minnesota Hockey and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in Saint Paul. Since the program’s inception, dozens of teams and hundreds of youth hockey players have raised over $75,000 for Gillette Children’s.  (Link)

    A chance to win...

    All teams who register and submit their raised donations via their Hockey Kids4Kids donor page by Friday, March 11 will have the opportunity to attend one of two skate parties at the Xcel Energy Center, dates TBD.

    Teams raising $500 or more will be included in the Grand Prize drawing for a team party in a suite during the Minnesota Wild - Colorado Avalanche game on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

    • Tickets for up to 30 people

    • Food and non-alcoholic beverages

    • Minnesota Wild memorabilia

    • Video meet-and-greet with Minnesota Wild player(s)

    • Suite visit by Nordy, the team mascot

    • Link to more information and to register - HERE


    For the ninth consecutive year, The Drive to State is presented by Chevy, and will be highlighted by 14 Minnesota Hockey State Tournaments hosted by ten communities on March 18 through 20. (Link) 

    MN White Cap News

    MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Whitecaps and TRIA rink have announced a three-year renewal of a sponsorship deal that will last through the end of the 2023-24 season. With this sponsorship deal, TRIA will continue to be the Official Medical Provider of the Minnesota Whitecaps. The partnership is the Whitecap’s largest sponsorship deal in the team’s history.  

    Link to Webpage

    MN Wild News

    Wild have 2 Players Named to NHL All-Star Game

    The Minnesota Wild will have two representatives and could have a third in this year's NHL All-Star Game.

    Forward Kirill Kaprizov and goalie Cam Talbot were named to the Central Division All-Star roster on Thursday while forward Ryan Hartman is a candidate in this year's "Last Man In" ballot.  Link to Webpage

    MN Girls Hockey Hub

    Follow the MN Hockey Hub for complete Star Tribune coverage of girls high school hockey and the Minnesota state high school tournament, including schedules, scores, rankings standings, leaders and post-season information.

    Website Link Here

    MN Boys Hockey Hub

    Follow the MN Hockey Hub for complete Star Tribune coverage of boyss high school hockey and the Minnesota state high school tournament, including schedules, scores, rankings standings, leaders and post-season information

    Website Link Here

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