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Burger King named Hockey Day sponsor

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- FOX Sports North, in conjunction with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, today announced that Minnesota Burger King Restaurants have been named the presenting sponsor for the Third Annual Hockey Day Minnesota.  The day will include over 20 consecutive hours of hockey-related programming, including six telecasts of games taking place at four separate locations on Saturday, Jan. 17.


All of our Minnesota Burger King Operators and employees feel like “Kings” today. The over 120 Minnesota BK locations have teamed up to present Hockey Day Minnesota 2009. “We are thrilled to be presented with the opportunity to sponsor and support Hockey Day Minnesota, in the state where hockey is king,” said Jim Reddin, local BK franchisee and owner of Red King Foods.

Burger King Operators have shown their support in the community through many local youth athletic and scholastic sponsorships throughout the years.” We saw this as a natural extension of our commitment to the community,” says Reddin. “We look forward to teaming up with the Wild and FOX Sports North, both of whom have shown their dedication and commitment to youth athletics and the community.  The Wild, FOX Sports North and BK look forward to bringing Minnesota Hockey fans the best Hockey Day in Minnesota ever!”

2009 Hockey Day Minnesota Schedule

9:00   AM
Hockey Day Minnesota
Coverage begins

10:00  AM
Rochester John Marshall vs. St Paul Johnson
Phalen Park, St Paul

1:00   PM
White Bear Lake vs. Duluth East
Xcel Energy Center$

5:00   PM
University of Minnesota vs. St Cloud State
National Hockey Center, St. Cloud

8:00   PM
Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks
Xcel Energy Center

11:00  PM
Minnetonka/Stillwater (girls)
Phalen Park, St. Paul*

1:30   AM
Toronto Marlies vs. Houston Aeros
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas*
$Game will include live look-ins of the Minnetonka/Stillwater girls game, which begins at 1:30 at Phalen Park
*Tape Delay. *Houston Aeros game played Friday, Jan. 16, 2009

Hockey Day Minnesota debuted on Saturday, January 20, 2007, winning FOX Sports North two regional Emmys for “Best Sports Program” and “Sporting Event/Live Unedited Special.”

FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. The Emmy Award-winning regional sports network provides comprehensive coverage of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, MLB’s Minnesota Twins, the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx as well as the University of Minnesota athletic events.

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