SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Final preparations are underway for the 11th annual Hockey Day Minnesota presented by Wells Fargo set to take place on Saturday, Jan. 21 in downtown Stillwater, Minnesota. The day-long hockey celebration produced by the Minnesota Wild in partnership with FOX Sports North, Minnesota Hockey and the Stillwater local organizing committee will be headquartered from a specially-constructed outdoor rink in Lowell Park. The backdrop will feature the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge and the scenic St. Croix River Valley.
Local organizers will start the celebration on Friday, Jan. 20 in Stillwater. The schedule of events for the weekend is as follows:
|Friday, Jan. 20 ||EVENT ||LOCATION || |
|2 p.m. ||Gates open ||Lowell Park, Stillwater || |
|4 p.m. ||Stillwater Police vs. Fire Game (Men) ||Lowell Park, Stillwater || |
|6 p.m. ||Minnesota Whitecaps vs. Korean National Team (Women) ||Lowell Park, Stillwater || |
|7:30 p.m. ||Alumni Game - University of Minnesota vs. University of Wisconsin (Men) ||Lowell Park, Stillwater || |
|Saturday, Jan. 21 ||EVENT ||LOCATION ||CHANNEL |
|8 a.m. ||Gates open ||Lowell Park, Stillwater || |
|9 a.m. ||FSN live coverage begins ||Lowell Park, Stillwater ||FSN/FSN+ |
|10 a.m. ||Thief River Falls vs. Mahtomedi (Boys) ||Lowell Park, Stillwater ||FSN |
|1 p.m. ||Eden Prairie vs. Stillwater (Boys) ||Lowell Park, Stillwater ||FSN |
|3 p.m. ||Minnesota State University - Mankato vs. St. Cloud State University (Women) ||Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud ||FSN+ |
|5 p.m. ||University of Minnesota vs. University of Wisconsin (Men) ||Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin ||FSN |
|5:30 p.m.* ||Minnetonka vs. Stillwater (Girls) ||Lowell Park, Stillwater ||FSN+ |
|8 p.m. ||Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Ducks ||Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul ||FSN |
Tickets for Hockey Day Minnesota 2017 on Saturday, Jan. 21 are on sale now and can be purchased online at wild.com/hockeyday or on site in Lowell Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit Stillwater area youth hockey programs. A ticket is required for those age three and older. A non-perishable food item or $5 donation to Second Harvest Heartland will be accepted for admission to events on Friday, Jan. 20 in Stillwater.
All fans visiting Lowell Park in Stillwater on Hockey Day Minnesota are highly encouraged to use the five park and ride shuttle service locations. Buses will depart from downtown Stillwater near Lucky's Station every 15-20 minutes from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. There is no charge for the park and ride service.
Official Hockey Day Minnesota 2017 merchandise is available at Minnesota Wild Hockey Lodge locations at the Xcel Energy Center, Maplewood Mall and Southdale Center or on site at the merchandise tent located in Lowell Park on Hockey Day Minnesota. Limited items are available online at stateofhockeystore.com.
For all news and information on Hockey Day Minnesota 2017 presented by Wells Fargo, visit wild.com/hockeyday or follow the official Hockey Day Minnesota social media channels: Twitter (@HockeyDayMN), Facebook (HockeyDayMinnesota) and Instagram (hockeydaymn). Fans can join the Hockey Day Minnesota conversation by using the hashtag #HDM2017.
FOX Sports North coverage of Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2017 begins at 9:00 a.m. and will include a full day of hockey-related programming, including six live games, designed as a celebration of the game from peewees to pros. The network will release additional broadcast details shortly.
In the event the outdoor ice in Stillwater is deemed unplayable due to weather, outdoor games would be moved to the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center.