As has become a welcome tradition here in Minnesota, 2012 will once again see a full day of nothing but hockey on Fox Sports North. Most Wild fans are familiar with Hockey Day Minnesota, but for those that are not, it generally takes place on a weekend in either January or February (January 21st this time around), and features high school, college, and Wild hockey.
This year, the high school games will remain outdoors, but will be played a bit closer to home. The city of Excelsior will host the games being played on Lake Minnetonka. Games scheduled for that day are:
- White Bear Lake vs. Grand Rapids (Boys)
- Minnetonka vs. Duluth East (Boys)
- Minnetonka vs. Hopkins (Girls)
- Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Colorado College
- Minnesota Wild vs TBA
Additional details and plans for Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 will be announced by FOX Sports North and the Minnesota Wild during a special event at Maynard's in Excelsior on Saturday, July 8. FOX Sports North will host Twins Live pre and postgame shows onsite and introduce special guests and coaches associated with the event. Details specific to the July 8 event as well as further announcements surrounding VIP events planned for Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 will be released at a later date.
What say you, Wilderness? Good choices? Will you be watching? Attending?