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Date, match-ups set for Hockey Day Minnesota 2017

The date and schedule for the 11th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, in Stillwater, Minn., headquartered from an outdoor rink that will be constructed in Lowell Park and will feature the historic Lift Bridge and the scenic St. Croix River Valley as the backdrop. Proceeds of the event will benefit Stillwater area youth hockey programs.

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Eighth annual Used Hockey Equipment Drive underway

Donate your used gear at select Twin Cities ice arenas and hockey shops • Free distribution set for Saturday, Oct. 8

 

The eighth annual Used Hockey Equipment Drive, a partnership between the Minnesota Wild, Let’s Play Hockey and Minnesota Hockey is now underway and will culminate in a public distribution on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Xcel Energy Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Minnesota Special Hockey turns 10

 

By Bryan Zollman
Let’s Play Hockey

Minnesota Special Hockey is an adapted ice hockey program for players of all ages with developmental disabilities. The program exists to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities through increasing their personal development and self-confidence on and off the ice by Having Fun, Learning Team Work, Gaining Friendships and Increased Physical Activity. Let’s Play Hockey interviewed Minnesota Special Hockey’s Jared Wieseler on how the program began and how much it has grown over the past decade.

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Hockey training in Minnesota lacks intensity

 

By Josh Levine

For all the money, time and effort we put into hockey, it would seem crazy to say Minnesota hockey training lacks intensity, but let me explain. It is precisely because we do so much that our training regimens and programs have become so routine and often lacking in creativity and innovation. Most frustratingly, a lot of training is providing players with minimal, and in many cases, negative training returns.

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Marshall unveils state-of-the-art arena

The Red Baron Arena & Expo Center gives Marshall Hockey a boost

 

By Bryan Zollman
Let’s Play Hockey

Enthusiasm took over for anticipation on Sept. 8, when hundreds gathered at the new Red Baron Arena & Expo in Marshall. The $17.5 million project had finally come to fruition, and the community celebrated a new era of hockey in the southwestern Minnesota hockey town.

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