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Bracket champions named in 2014 Hockey Hotdish Tournament

 Neal Broten, Herb Brooks, Duluth Heritage Sports Center and Bucky Beaver voted the player, coach, arena and mascot that best represent the State of Hockey

 

After over 21,000 votes, four bracket champions have been awarded in the 2014 Hockey Hotdish Tournament, an annual competition from Let's Play Hockey to determine what Minnesota player, coach, arena and mascot best represent the State of Hockey. Earning the bracket titles are player Neal Broten (Beauty Bracket), coach Herb Brooks (Bench Boss Bracket), arena Duluth Heritage Sports Center (Barn Bracket) and mascot Bucky Beaver (Big Head Bracket). The four bracket champions now advance to the Hockey Hotdish Tournament Finals to determine who or what is the best ambassador for hockey in Minnesota.

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This month's cover: August 7, 2014

 

 

 

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2014 Hockey Hotdish Tournament

 

Welcome to the 2014 Hockey Hotdish Tournament. This annual competition determines what Minnesota player coach, arena and mascot best represent the State of Hockey. Sixty-four entries have been selected and seeded in four brackets: Beauty (players), Bench Boss (coaches), Barn (arenas) and Big Head (mascot). The winners of each bracket will face off in the Hockey Hotdish Tournament Finals to determine who or what is the best ambassador for hockey in Minnesota.

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Wanted: Used hockey gear

Donate your pads, skates and sticks to the Sixth Annual Used Hockey Equipment Drive

 

Anyone who has been involved in hockey is aware that almost every hockey family has used equipment laying around their house that they have either outgrown or no longer use. For the past five years, Let’s Play Hockey has organized a used hockey equipment drive that has donated more than 13,000 pieces of hockey gear to nearly 3,000 people. There has been enough donated equipment to fill more than three semi trailers and nearly every item has been claimed but for a few pairs of breezers.

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Cross-training (the old fashioned way)

 

By Sheldon Weston
MHCA President
Monticello-Annandale-Maple Lake Head Boys’ Hockey Coach

As summer is winding down, and the “Back to School” sales are starting, I want to remind everyone of the importance of cross-training! Not your traditional cross-training, but relaxing cross-training!

Both as players and coaches, we spend so much time preparing for the season, living through the season and then participating or running the summer hockey camps, that we don’t take any time for ourselves. The hockey season is long and demanding, just as the offseason can be.

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