As a young hockey fanatic growing up in suburban Minneapolis, I looked forward to the Thursday (which would be yesterday) of the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament as much as Christmas or the first day of summer or pretty much any other day. Every year from freshman year on, I would skip school—with my parents’ permission, believe it or not—and go to the X with a few buddies to enjoy four full games of AA hockey. It was an entire day of good, clean, unadulterated fun, and a set of memories that I will always cherish. As a high schooler, the only thing better than getting to cut class for a day (with a parental excuse, mind you) was getting to do so in favor of watching one of my favorite sporting events of the year, live and in person.
So tell me, Wilderness, is the Thursday of the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament the best day of the year? Or is it—perhaps—the Friday of the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament?
Yesterday was a pretty awesome day of hockey, but with three lopsided contests, Semifinal Friday is primed to knock Quarterfinal Thursday down a peg.
Taking us through today’s Walk is Khalid, singing about what it was like to be JDP in high school.
It’s not always pretty, but Nate Prosser is a good guy to have in your corner
Nice off-day feature on Nate Prosser, with some golden family photos from 39's youth.
On Frozen Pond
Lakeville North can't stop Edina and the Sammy Walker show
Apparently Sammy Walker is pretty good.
Duluth East rises behind latest scoring sensation
I guess Garrett Worth is pretty good too.
Centennial rallies in third period to nip St. Thomas Academy
Wow! Down goes STA! Tough break for @651Hockey.
Boys Class 2A hockey: Minnetonka breezes past Hill-Murray, 6-2
The top seed looked strong in its opener.
Study: Enthusiasm High for Proposed Hockey Team at U of I
Further growth in the B1G would be a good thing for the struggling conference.
Off the Trail
Golden Knights sign Zach Whitecloud, one of college hockey’s best free agents
Wow! A Beaver in the desert! What? Why are you looking at me like that?
Ron Francis lost GM title because NHL has run out of patience
Is GM no longer a generally secure Front Office job?