There's a small town on the western shores of Lake on the Woods in Minnesota nestled six miles south of the Canadian border that's considered by some the original Hockeytown, USA.
The place is Warroad, which has a population of almost 1,800. Not only is the town the birthplace of four members in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, but it boasts seven Olympic ice hockey medalists.
"When you drive into Warroad, the first thing you will see is that we have hockey sticks on our water tower and the claim of being 'Hockeytown USA,'" Warroad High School athletic director Steve Bengtson told NHL.com. "That kind of tells you how important hockey is to our school and community."
The residents of Warroad, young and old, share one common bond: a passion for ice hockey.