SAINT CLOUD, MINN. – The City of St. Cloud in partnership with the Minnesota Wild and FOX Sports North is excited to announce that Hockey Day Minnesota is coming to St. Cloud in January of 2018. A temporary outdoor rink will be constructed at Lake George Municipal Park and tentative play is expected on Lake George as well.
“Hockey Day is an exciting opportunity to celebrate St. Cloud and the legends and stories that comprise its 100-year hockey history,” says St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis. “Lake George and St. Cloud’s downtown provide a unique venue for Hockey Day Minnesota and celebrating the State of Hockey.”
Hockey Day Minnesota was started in 2007 by the Minnesota Wild to celebrate a great sport in Minnesota, the State of Hockey. The event is produced in partnership with FOX Sports North, Minnesota Hockey, and the chosen local community each year. The event is truly dedicated to the sport, with high school and college games taking place all day and many fun festivities in between for all fans to enjoy. The event ends with a Minnesota Wild game at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
"Sitting at the center of the State of Hockey, St. Cloud has a rich hockey history that is woven into the fabric of our community,” says event chair, Brian Schoenborn. “People like Frank Brimsek, Herb Brooks, Bill Frantti, Matt Cullen, Craig Dahl, Nate Schmidt, Drew LeBlanc, Bob Motzko, and many others like them, have left their indelible mark here on the banks of the Mississippi.”
St. Cloud is indeed a hockey town, with a history that runs deep from youth to college level. The St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association puts over 450 boys and girls on the ice learning the game of hockey each year. In 2016, St. Cloud was named the 8th Best Hockey Town in the Country by SmartAsset.com. Twenty nine former St. Cloud State University hockey players have gone on to the NHL. But hockey is so much more than three periods and a sheet of ice.
“Hockey is far more than a game,” says Schoenborn, “It is a culture, a way of treating people and a perspective on life. It teaches life skills around hard work, respect, teamwork, leadership, commitment, service and selflessness. We are excited to welcome the entire State of Hockey to St. Cloud for Hockey Day 2018 and celebrate the great game we love, and its great people, in our great community.”
Brian Schoenborn, Event Chair, Hockey Day Minnesota 2018, Managing Partner, Stinson Leonard Street – St. Cloud, (320) 654-4102, Brian.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Petroske, President, St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer, Bell Bank Mortgage – St. Cloud, (320) 293-3862, email@example.com
SCYHA is run by a dedicated group of volunteers. Countless hours of effort are put forth annually to make this recreational activity thrive in St. Cloud Minnesota. Please feel free to visit our contact page to reach any of the individuals involved. Or for general website information firstname.lastname@example.org
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