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This week's cover: October 16, 2014

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High school hockey: An experience like no other

 

By Mark Loahr
Totino-Grace High School Boys’ Hockey Coach

Ask any youth hockey player what his ultimate goal in hockey would be and the answer is going to most often be to play in the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. I’ve been to state tournament games in many sports to see many of our school teams play, but none of the tournaments rival the state high school hockey tournament. To fulfill this dream, there is one overriding requirement for a hockey player: You have to be playing for a high school.

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This week's cover: October 2, 2014

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Catching up with Lakeville North’s Jack McNeely

 

By Chris Bagwell

The State of Hockey did not get its nickname by accident. Every year, thousands of new players sign up with their local associations and fall in love with the game. A few will continue to progress and develop at such a pace that hockey becomes a feasible career option. One of these few is Jack McNeely.

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On the hunt for hockey

No matter where you are in the Upper Midwest, you’re never too far from a hockey team ... from the youth to the pros.

 

Maybe you’re heading to visit family in Wisconsin. Maybe you’re on a business trip to Iowa. Maybe you’re looking for a road trip to northern or southern Minnesota. Or maybe you’re just in need of a hockey fix. Whatever the case may be, you’re never too far from a hockey team in the five-state Upper Midwest.

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