Minnesota is named the "State of Hockey" for a reason. We have the most registered hockey players of any other state in the country. It stands to reason that we probably have the most teams of any other state as well.
But which of those teams looks the best on the ice? We're not talking talent, either. We mean, who has the best jersey in the State of Minnesota?
That's what we want to find out, and we need your help to do so.
Via our Facebook page (Facebook.com/minnesotawild), we're asking fans to submit a photo of their favorite jersey of a team that plays, or played in Minnesota. You could submit a Wild jersey, a Bemidji State Beaver jersey, a North Star jersey, your daughter's Mite jersey or your brother's bar league team jersey.
The only stipulation is the team's home games have to be played within the borders of the State of Hockey. Keep in mind that others may nominate your team's jersey, so it's up to you to get your Facebook friends to vote for yours in particular.
Submissions will be accepted from now until September 19, with preliminary voting starting on the 20th.
Photos can be action shots, posed shots or just the jersey itself. Once you've submitted your jersey, share it with your friends and get them to vote. The top 32 vote-getters will be placed into a bracket on October 1, with fans narrowing the bids down to the top jersey.
The person who submits the best jersey in the State of Hockey will receive an hour of ice time at Xcel Energy Center on the afternoon of December 22 for themselves and 19 friends. The group will then get to watch from a suite as the Wild hosts the Colorado Avalanche.
Entrants into the contest must be 18 years of age or older. For the rest of the official rules, click here.