It's a Beaut!

The inaugural season of Da Beauty League was a hit with players and fans this summer at Braemar Arena


By Pete Waggoner

Da Beauty League was more than a low-key 4-on-4 summer training league for NHL and college players looking to stay in shape during the offseason. In fact, it became a well-oiled machine. Founder Ben Hankinson of Octagon Hockey created a league that featured 49 players who have played in the NHL, and six teams that competed on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Braemar Arena in Edina, Minn., this summer.


Let's Play Hockey / Minnesota Wild Photo Contest

Let's Play Hockey / Minnesota Wild Photo Contest


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