Apr 20, 2017 at 5:41 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Next January St. Cloud will host what's become a Minnesota winter tradition, Hockey Day Minnesota.
All eyes of the State of Hockey will be on St. Cloud for the 12th year of the outdoor high school hockey match ups.
A temporary outdoor rink will be setup at Lake George Municipal Park and Fox Sports North will broadcast all the games.
“Hockey Day is an exciting opportunity to celebrate St. Cloud and the legends and stories that comprise its 100-year hockey history,” said Mayor Dave Kleis.
Details were announced as part of “Wild Live” on FOX Sports North.
Host Tom Hanneman was on site to help present St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis with a custom “St. Cloud” #18 jersey.
All proceeds raised from the day-long event will benefit St. Cloud area youth hockey programs.
“We are excited to welcome the entire State of Hockey to St. Cloud for Hockey Day 2018 and celebrate the great game we love, and its great people, in our great community,” said Hockey Day Minnesota 2018 Event Chair Brian Schoenborn.
Past host cities for Hockey Day Minnesota have been Duluth, Elk River, St. Paul, Minnetonka and last year in Stillwater.
Hockey Day Minnesota started back in 2007 in Baudette and each year serves as an annual celebration for all Minnesota hockey fans, with some of the state's best high school teams playing against each other.
In 2012 Hockey Day Minnesota was supposed to be held on Lake Minnetonka, but had to be moved indoors because of warm weather and poor ice conditions.
No word yet on which Minnesota high school or college hockey teams will be facing off in the celebration, that in past years culminated in St. Paul with a Minnesota Wild game.
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