The matchups are set for the annual celebration of the great State of Hockey.
The Minnesota Wild and FOX Sports North have announced the games for Hockey Day Minnesota, presented by Wells Fargo, on Saturday, Jan. 19. The outdoor high school games will be played on Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids.
The games on the docket for Hockey Day Minnesota is below, with times to be announced at a later date:
High School Games (Pokegama Lake, Grand Rapids)
Eagan vs. Hibbing (boys)
Benilde St. Margaret’s vs. Grand Rapids (boys)
Hibbing vs. Grand Rapids (girls) *tape delay
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. North Dakota, Mariucci Arena
Minnesota Wild vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Xcel Energy Center
The announcement was made at the Grand Rapids stop on the 2012 Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Road Tour, including Wild players Nate Prosser and Jason Zucker, and Wild television play-by-play announcer Anthony LaPanta. Also on hand for the announcement were coaches from three of boys teams: Grand Rapids’ Bruce LaRoque, Hibbing’s Mark DeCenzo and Ken Pauly of Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
Hockey Day Minnesota 2013 on FOX Sports North will be the seventh annual celebration of hockey from peewees to pros. Previous sites for outdoor games include Baudette Bay (2007-08), St. Paul (2009), Hermantown (2010), Moorhead (2011) and Lake Minnetonka/Excelsior (2012).