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Wild, Minnesota Hockey announce dates for 2018 mite jamboree

Event will take place Dec. 27-28 at Xcel Energy Center, TRIA Rink

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild, in partnership with Minnesota Hockey and Xcel Energy, today announced it will host the third annual Mite Holiday Jamboree on Dec. 27-28 at Xcel Energy Center and TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center. Boys and girls from across the State of Hockey are invited to participate in this event.

The 2018 Mite Holiday Jamboree has expanded to 64 teams and is open to 32, age 8 & Under Youth teams and 32, age 8 & Under Girls teams. Age 6 & Under and Mini-Mite teams are not eligible. Participating teams will play three, 30-minute half-ice games at Xcel Energy Center or TRIA Rink. Each mite team will play at least one game at Xcel Energy Center and one game at TRIA Rink. There is a limit of two teams per association (two Youth teams, or two Girls teams, or one Youth team and one Girls team).

Registration opens Monday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. For more information and to register for the Mite Holiday Jamboree, please visit

About TRIA Rink

TRIA Rink is located on the fifth floor of Treasure Island Center in downtown Saint Paul. This unique redevelopment project saw the transformation of a 1960s era department store, which had been vacant since 2013, into a modern, mixed-use facility. TRIA Rink is a true community asset with six public locker rooms and seating for 1,200. Up to 5,000 hours of ice time will be available to the public each year, driving more than 600,000 people to downtown Saint Paul each year. Tenants include the Minnesota Wild, Hamline University men's and women's hockey teams and the Minnesota Whitecaps of the National Women's Hockey League. For more information on TRIA Rink, please visit

About Treasure Island Center

Treasure Island Center is positioned to rejuvenate the center of downtown Saint Paul in much the same way CHS Field brought new life to the Lowertown neighborhood and Xcel Energy Center stimulated business growth along Kellogg Boulevard and West Seventh Street. While the most visible part of project is TRIA Rink, where the Minnesota Wild practices, there is a lot more to this innovative redevelopment project. Filling in the four levels below the rink are a diverse group of tenants who will add to the vibrancy of Treasure Island Center in their own way. 

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