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Hockey Day Minnesota Celebrates its 10th Year

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This Saturday brings a special day to Minnesota and the opportunity to celebrate our great sport.

Hockey Day Minnesota takes a road trip in 2016, heading up I35 to Duluth, one of Minnesota's premier visiting experiences and a hot bed of activity for our favorite sport in the State of Hockey.  Hockey Wilderness will celebrate the occasion with a full week of coverage including stories, game previews, recaps and discussion of all of the day's events.   Please join us as we celebrate our state and its passion for the great game of hockey.

Hockey Day Minnesota 2016 will make Bayfront Park its home, with a brand new rink having been constructed on the popular music venue and park site with a direct view of Duluth's iconic Aerial Lift Bridge.  The makings of this event date back several years, but the event has been in full production since its announcement last July 31.  Other locations were proposed, but ultimately nothing could be more appropriate for Hockey Day Minnesota than a breathtaking view of the bridge and Lake Superior.  Using this site was immediately thought to be a great challenge, as the rink had to be constructed on top of a sloping amphitheater lawn.  But organizers and sponsors were able to come together to overcome the challenges of the land and construct the rink.

Hockey Day Minnesota is a joint production of the Minnesota Wild and Fox Sports North that originated in 2007 and has grown in popularity through the years.  The event has grown to include many levels of Minnesota Hockey and has been a resounding success for everyone involved as the event has been able to capture the state's pride in hockey and put it on display.  The televised portion of Hockey Day Minnesota is as follows:

9:00 A.M. HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA BAYFRONT PARK, DULUTH
10:00 A.M. DULUTH DENFELD VS. EVELETH-GILBERT BAYFRONT PARK, DULUTH
1:00 P.M. DULUTH EAST VS. LAKEVILLE NORTH BAYFRONT PARK, DULUTH
4:00 P.M. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA VS. PENN STATE MARIUCCI ARENA, MINNEAPOLIS
7:00 P.M. MINNESOTA WILD VS. ST. LOUIS BLUES SCOTTRADE CENTER, ST. LOUIS

However, there are other events taking place at Bayfront Park in Duluth, here is the full schedule:

10:00am - Duluth Denfeld vs. Eveleth-Gilbert

1:00pm - Duluth East vs. Lakeville North

4:00pm - Wild Sled Hockey

5:30pm - PeeWee AA: Duluth East vs. Stillwater

7:00pm - Duluth Police vs. Duluth Firefighters

7:00pm - HOCKEY DAY WRAP PARTY sponsored by Black Woods
Food, beverages and MN Wild on big screen! (Free Admission)

Hockey Wilderness will continue to cover the event in full throughout the week, so please join us as we celebrate hockey and the state of Minnesota.