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Hockey Day Minnesotans: Wild celebrates in style

Led by Prosser, all four active skaters from State of Hockey tally points in Saturday's victory over Tampa Bay

by Phil Ervin / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- A remote, a Rau, a return and a "Skol" chant.

This was a day made for Minnesotans. And those on the Wild roster apparently weren't immune to the festivities.

On the 12th annual Hockey Day Minnesota, all four active skaters from the State of Hockey found the scoresheet in the Wild's 5-2 victory Saturday over league-leading Tampa Bay. Defenseman Nate Prosser of Elk River did that and more, rifling home the eventual game winner at 7:11 of the second period after energizing his club and crowd by dropping the mitts with Ryan Callahan just minutes into the contest.

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Postgame Hat Trick: Wild 5, Lightning 2

Wild comes off break with big victory over top team in NHL standings

by Phil Ervin / Wild.com

Wild.com's Phil Ervin gives three takeaways from the Wild's 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center:

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St. Cloud ups ante for future Hockey Days

Elite setting combines with perfect weather for arguably the most memorable Hockey Day Minnesota yet

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

Video: Hockey Day 2018: Sights & sounds

ST. CLOUD -- Derrick Brown has the unique perspective of becoming the first high school coach to guide two different teams on Hockey Day Minnesota.

Three years ago in St. Paul, Brown coached Luverne High School when it lost 6-5 to St. Paul Johnson at Holman Field. 

On Saturday, Brown was on the other side, as his St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders scored an 8-3 win over crosstown rival St. Cloud in the Hockey Day opener at Lake George.

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HDM 2018: Mavericks gain revenge against rival Huskies

Knutson scores twice to lead Minnesota State past St. Cloud State

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. CLOUD -- Zeb Knutson isn't from Minnesota, but when you grow up a hockey player in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you spend enough time in the state to call it a second home. 

Knutson, playing on Hockey Day Minnesota for the first time, scored two goals for Minnesota State as the eighth-ranked Mavericks defeated No. 3 St. Cloud State 5-2 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center on Saturday.

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HDM 2018: Moorhead downs Centennial in overtime thriller

Spuds score with less than minute left in hard-fought high school game

by Kayleigh Jackson / Wild.com

ST. CLOUD -- The final outdoor game at Lake George required 7:34 of extra time, but the Moorhead Spuds would skate away with a win against the Centennial Cougars.

Perhaps fans who were watching began to have flashbacks to the University of Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud State University women's game earlier in the day -- a game that the Huskies would ultimately win in the sixth round of a shootout. However, Moorhead senior forward Carter Randklev would ensure that didn't happen again. 

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Bemidji to host Hockey Day Minnesota 2019

Presented by Wells Fargo, State of Hockey celebration shifts to First City on the Mississippi next year

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. CLOUD -- The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today that the city of Bemidji will host the 13th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 presented by Wells Fargo. 

"Bemidji's local organizing committee is thrilled to bring Hockey Day Minnesota north to the First City on the Mississippi and the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox," said Hockey Day Minnesota 2019 Event Chair Tom Kuesel. "The bar for this event is seemingly raised every year, and we are honored to have the opportunity to showcase Bemidji's community spirit to the rest of the State of Hockey. Paul Bunyan stands tall on the shores of Lake Bemidji, and so will Hockey Day Minnesota 2019."

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Photo blog: Hockey Day 2018 in St. Cloud

Images from a perfect day for hockey at Lake George

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. CLOUD -- Mostly overcast skies and temperatures in the 30s made for a picturesque day at the 12th annual Hockey Day Minnesota presented by Wells Fargo at Lake George. Scroll on to view images from throughout the day.

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HDM 2018: Sixth-round shootout goal seals victory for Huskies

Captain Brittney Anderson ends it on picture-perfect day

by Kayleigh Jackson / Wild.com

ST. CLOUD -- Friday afternoon, the St. Cloud State Huskies took down the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, 3-2, at the Herb Brooks National Center. 

Less than 24 hours later, the two teams battled to a 1-1 tie, though the Huskies (6-15-2, 4-11-2 WCHA) would ultimately get the bragging rights over their conference rival after a six-round shootout. Captain Brittney Anderson ripped the puck over Duluth goalie Catherine Johnson -- right in front of an ecstatic SCSU student section.

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HDM 2018: Smith's hat trick lifts Cathedral in Saturday opener

Crusaders score six unanswered goals in win over crosstown rival St. Cloud

by Dan Myers @DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. CLOUD -- Trailing by a goal midway through the game, St. Cloud Cathedral rallied for six unanswered goals in an 8-3 win over crosstown rival St. Cloud in Saturday's Hockey Day Minnesota opener at Lake George.

On a roster dominated by sophomore standouts, the second-year guys came through big for Cathedral -- the No. 7 team in Class A -- led by Jack Smith, who netted a hat trick and also had one assist. Blake Perbix, another sophomore, scored one goal and tallied three assists.

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From the Rink: Hockey Day excitement tempered by task at hand

Day remains special for roster's Minnesotans, teammates -- but that doesn't distract from Wild game's importance

by Phil Ervin / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Some of the first words out of Wild defenseman Nate Prosser's mouth as he stepped on the ice for morning skate Saturday were "happy Hockey Day." Matt Cullen couldn't wait to get home to his sons and watch both his alma maters lace them up in St. Cloud. And even on the day of a potentially perilous proposition against Tampa Bay, Bruce Boudreau paused to reflect on what he's learned about a state that has a quasi-holiday dedicated to his profession.

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