ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with Bally Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, today announced Minnesota State University will play the University of St. Thomas in men's hockey as part of Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 in Mankato. More details regarding dates and teams participating in Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 will be announced this summer.
Mankato will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 at Blakeslee Stadium, sitting on the southern edge of Minnesota State University. Blakeslee Stadium is home to MSU Football and served as the summer training camp home to the National Football League's (NFL) Minnesota Vikings from 1966-2017. The 7,000-seat, natural grass surface facility opened in 1962. Minnesota State University is home to one of the top men's and women's hockey programs in WCHA history. The hockey program boasts 16 current and former NHL players and three Olympians.
About Hockey Day Minnesota
Hockey Day Minnesota originated in 2007 by the Minnesota Wild to celebrate the game that has made Minnesota the State of Hockey. It is produced in partnership with Bally Sports North, Minnesota Hockey and the respective local community that serves as host each year. Previous locations include Baudette Bay (2007, 2008), Phalen Park (2009), Hermantown (2010), Moorhead (2011), Minnetonka (2012), Grand Rapids (2013), Elk River (2014), Saint Paul (2015), Duluth (2016), Stillwater (2017), St. Cloud (2018), Bemidji (2019), Minneapolis (2020) and Roseville (2021). For more information, visit www.wild.com/hockeyday.