The hockey legacy of Jim Metzen

The longtime Minnesota legislator has played an integral role in growing hockey through Mighty Ducks legislation

 

By John Hamre
Let’s Play Hockey Columnist

Minnesota didn’t become the “State of Hockey” overnight. Years of tradition – wintertime freezes of the lakes, outdoor rinks being flooded, and indoor community rinks developed over time – have all helped grow hockey in Minnesota over the past century. The availability of many skating facilities and ice-time resources as part of public park systems have advanced opportunities of many young hockey players in Minnesota. Availability to ice time has made Minnesota a world-renowned talent producer in hockey, and provides venues for physical activity and recreation.

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PeeWee A Scores - Feb. 27-March 4, 2012

North Region Tournament
Centennial 10, Cloquet 4
Centennial 6, Grand Rapids 2
Duluth East 4, Cloquet 3
Elk River 4, Hibbing/Chisholm 3 OT
Elk River 7, Duluth East 1
Elk River 6, Grand Rapids 0
Elk River 9, Centennial 1
Grand Rapids 5, Duluth East 2
Grand Rapids 5, Hibbing/Chisholm 4 OT
Hermantown 11, Greenway 2
Hermantown 3, Elk River 1
Hermantown 5, Centennial 2
Hibbing/Chisholm 4, Greenway 3
To State: Hermantown, Elk River

South Region Tournament
Eden Prairie 8, Luverne 0
Eden Prairie 6, Rochester Red 3
Eden Prairie 4, Minnetonka 2
Eden Prairie 2, Edina 1
Edina 4, Rochester Red 2
Edina 3, Minnetonka 1
Luverne 6, Rochester Black 2
Minnetonka 8, Mankato 0
Minnetonka 8, Luverne 0
Prior Lake/Savage 14, Rochester Black 0
Prior Lake/Savage 5, Eden Prairie 4 OT
Prior Lake/Savage 5, Edina 0
Rochester Red 5, Mankato 2
To State: Prior Lake/Savage, Eden Prairie

East Region Tournament
Highland Central 2, Lakeville North 1
Lakeville South 12, Crow River 1
Lakeville South 8, Wayzata Blue 0
Lakeville South 8, Osseo/Maple Grove 1
Osseo/Maple Grove 7, Woodbury 3
Osseo/Maple Grove 6, Highland Central 1
Osseo/Maple Grove 5, Stillwater 3
Stillwater 6, Crow River 1
Stillwater 7, Highland Central 3
Stillwater 3, Wayzata Blue 1
Wayzata Blue 3, Stillwater 1
Wayzata Blue 3, Woodbury 2 OT
Woodbury 3, Lakeville North 2
To State: Lakeville South, Osseo/Maple Grove

West Region Tournament
Bemidji 6, Brainerd 2
Fergus Falls 8, Bemidji 5
MAML 2, Moorhead Black 1
MAML 4, Roseau 3
MAML 4, Roseau 2
Moorhead Black 6, St. Cloud 2
Moorhead Black 5, Fergus Falls 3
Roseau 6, St. Cloud 3
Roseau 10, Bemidji 4
Roseau 4, Moorhead Black 3 OT
St. Michael-Albertville 4, Brainerd 2
St. Michael-Albertville 5, Fergus Falls 3
St. Michael-Albertville 3, MAML 0
To State: St. Michael-Albertville, MAML

Italics indicate a tournament championship game



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