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St. Cloud to Host 12th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota

Outdoor rink at Lake George will set stage for statewide hockey celebration

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced tonight that the city of St. Cloud will host the 12th Annual Wells Fargo Hockey Day Minnesota 2018. The games will be played on a temporary outdoor rink to be constructed at Lake George Municipal Park.

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Full Recap: Hockey Day Minnesota 2017

After picturesque day in Stillwater, Wild provides scintillating finish

by Hockey Day Minnesota @hockeydaymn / Wild.com

Hockey Day: Sights and Sounds

Hockey Day Minnesota 2017: Sights and Sounds

A look around Stillwater’s Lowell Park on Hockey Day Minnesota, Jan. 21, 2017

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News, notes and tweets from Hockey Day Minnesota 2017 Saturday at Stillwater's Lowell Park, Xcel Energy Center and beyond.


Wild closes out Hockey Day 2017 in firebrand fashion

It was a thrilling end to a sensational day of hockey. Three goals 1 minute, 59 seconds apart from Erik Haula, Ryan Suter and Jason Zucker turned a nail-biter into a near route.

Tweet from @mnwild: That GWG from @rsuter20! #HDM2017 pic.twitter.com/SPgLbSvh3N

Here are three takeaways from the Western Conference-topping Wild's 5-3 victory, its 19th in its past 22 outings.

 
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Gophers Alumni Bring One Axe Back to Minnesota

Former U of M stars outlast Wisconsin counterparts in first-ever alumni game between rivals

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

STILLWATER -- It's been more than a dozen years since the team in maroon and gold has walked off a field with an axe in hand.

University of Minnesota fans will have settle for carrying one off the ice instead.

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Hockey Ties Unite Mahtomedi's Campbell Family

Jeff Campbell's love of game transcended generations

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

Stubborn. Determined. Relentlessly passionate about the game of hockey.

That's how Joe Campbell remembers his brother, Jeff. They grew up together in the 1970s in the sleepy, quiet town of Willernie, Minnesota, an enclave inside Mahtomedi. When they were kids, they'd build things with their older brother, Jack Jr., cars made of wood scraps and whatever else they could find around the house.

In the winter, they'd make the two-block walk to the ice rink near their house, skates on their backs and snow in their eyes.

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Whitecaps Savor Hockey Day Minnesota Experience

Program has gained increased visibility and a challenging schedule

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

Minnesota Whitecaps

Local women's stars continue careers with Whitecaps

Whitecaps players and co-coach Laura Halldorson discuss the team's roots and impact

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STILLWATER -- Hockey, as any girl or woman who's ever played it will tell you, is a game that helps kids of all ages and genders develop lifelong friendships and learn valuable life lessons.

But what happens after the last puck drops?

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Wild Hosts Ducks to Cap Hockey Day Minnesota

Wild scored one-goal victory over Anaheim in Southern California earlier this month

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild will continue its four-game homestand when it caps Hockey Day Minnesota 2017 on Saturday with a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Xcel Energy Center.

Hockey Day will emanate from Stillwater, with two boys high school games and one prep girls game being played at Lowell Park on the banks of the St. Croix River. A men's college hockey battle between Minnesota and Wisconsin at the Kohl Center in Madison and a women's college game between Minnesota State and St. Cloud State at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud follows before the Wild and Ducks renew acquaintances in St. Paul.

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Wild Locker Room Full of Frozen Friendships

Strong relationships emerge on, off ice

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

This article appears in the January Issue of Wild Magazine.

Hockey players are a unique breed, many of which, move away from home at a young age to play at the highest levels offered for their age groups. Some may leave their country and play in junior leagues or in college. Others stay close to home to hone their skills. Most, at some point, are without their parents, friends and the comforts of home until they meet with and cultivate relationships with others who have made the same sacrifice.

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Border Battle Meets State of Hockey Celebration

Minnesota travels to Wisconsin for Hockey Day showdown

by Nate Wells / Special to Wild.com

Luke Kunin has experienced the Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry firsthand. Games between the two for the Wisconsin sophomore captain are games to look forward to, just as they have been for generations of Golden Gophers and Badgers players before him. They get heated at times.

This weekend, however, adds an additional element to the normally festive games. For the second time in three seasons, the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin play one another on Hockey Day Minnesota.

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First-Place Stillwater Hosts Eden Prairie Powerhouse

Childhood rivalries reignite under the lights at Lowell Park

by Devin Lowe / Wild.com

It was to be a perfect narrative: an undefeated Stillwater Ponies team would host Eden Prairie in Lowell Park on Hockey Day Minnesota with a perfect season on the line.

But in hockey, anything can happen. The Ponies lost to White Bear Lake on Jan. 14, bringing their record for the 2016-17 campaign to 14-1-0.

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