Kevin Kurtt

From college to the NHL

 

By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

If you’ve watched nearly any NCAA sporting event on television in the past several years, you’ve seen the ad. You may even be able to recite the tagline: “There are 380,000 NCAA student-athletes, and just about all of them will be going pro in something other than sports.” It’s a noble campaign directed at educating the masses that most athletes in college will see their athletic careers come to an end at graduation.

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The case for rec hockey

Recreational hockey represents a huge growth opportunity for hockey in Minnesota and beyond

 

By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

I’m the father of a pair of rambunctious boys – a second grader and a Kindergartener. My oldest, Kieran, is in his second year of hockey this winter as a first-year Mite in the Chaska/Chanhassen Hockey Association (CCHA). (My youngest, Easton, has a great hockey name, but hasn’t become a hockey player ... yet.)

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The State of Hockey Players

 

Beyond the thousands of youth and high school players in the state, over 1,500 Minnesota natives are playing hockey in the juniors, college and pros

 

By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

Pick up nearly any issue of Let’s Play Hockey and you’ll see various lists of Minnesotans in various levels of hockey.  Upon compiling those lists, it became incredibly clear the sheer volume of hockey players that Minnesota produces on an annual basis to numerous hockey leagues is staggering.

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For the love of the pond

 

By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

I have a confession to make. Despite spending the vast majority of my life in Minnesota, until this winter I had never played pond hockey. Sure, I’ve spent numerous hours on outdoor rinks at various parks around the Twin Cities, but until I moved this past summer into a house with a pond in the backyard, I had never experienced hockey in its most elemental form. Boy, was I missing out.

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You might be a hockey fan in Minnesota if ...

There are plenty of ways to tell if you are a hockey fan from the great state of Minnesota

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