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Hockey Day Minnesota 2021 in Mankato postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19

Revised Hockey Day Minnesota 2021 details to be announced at a later date

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, today announced Hockey Day Minnesota 2021 in Mankato has been postponed due to COVID-19. Mankato will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2022.

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FOX Sports North to air "Hockey Day Minnesota Classics" throughout May

All 14 Hockey Day events will be featured

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

FOX Sports North, in conjunction with the Minnesota Wild, today announced plans to re-air "Hockey Day Minnesota Classic" games every Saturday throughout the month of May. The network will showcase some of the marquee matchups throughout the last 14 years, dating back to the inaugural event in Baudette Bay in 2007.

The programming schedule begins this Saturday, May 2 at 1:00pm with a re-air of the Hockey Day Minnesota 2020 matchups from Minneapolis. The full schedule:

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Mankato to host Hockey Day Minnesota 2021

The 15th annual statewide hockey celebration will play at Blakeslee Stadium

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild, along with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today that Mankato will host Hockey Day Minnesota 2021. Sitting on the southern edge of Minnesota State University (MSU), Mankato, Blakeslee Stadium will serve as the venue for the 15th annual statewide hockey celebration.

"On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, the Greater Mankato Region is honored to bring Hockey Day Minnesota to our community in 2021, said Hockey Day Minnesota 2021 Event Co-Chairs David Wittenberg and Brad Braun. "We are excited to partner with Minnesota State University, Mankato and the Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic to host this iconic event at Blakeslee Stadium next January. As the waters of the Minnesota River run through our community, so does a deep passion and love for the game of hockey. We thank the Minnesota Wild and Fox Sports North for the opportunity to add our name to the long line of storied hockey communities that have hosted this tremendous event before us, and to continue to showcase why Minnesota is indeed, the State of Hockey."

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Blake changes its style to defend its home turf

Conditions force Bears to abandon systems in come-from-behind win over Blaine at Parade Stadium

by Dan Myers @mnwildscribe / Wild.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- There is hosting Hockey Day Minnesota, then there is, quite literally, hosting Hockey Day Minnesota.

The event, in the shadows of downtown Minneapolis, took place across the street from Blake School, which made for a sort of literal home-ice advantage for the eighth-ranked Bears against Blaine in the second game at Parade Stadium. 

The high school teams that participated in the event got ready inside the school, using classrooms as dressing rooms. 

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Warroad's Hockey Day prep began on Slukynsky outdoor rink

Family's backyard sheet - complete with lights, boards and netting - hosts the state's leading scorer

by Dan Myers @mnwildscribe / Wild.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- When the Warroad team bus pulled up to Parade Stadium this week ahead of its Hockey Day Minnesota matchup against host Minneapolis, the outdoor setting of the game was nothing new to the guys on the team. 

They've been skating outside on one of the nicest rinks around for most of their lives. 

The ice sheet in the backyard of Warroad forward Grant Slukynsky has served as a place where many of the current players on the Warriors team have dreamed about doing exactly what they did on Saturday, playing on Hockey Day.

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Wild Foundation donates to Minneapolis Storm Youth Hockey Association

Club donates $52,500 and $10,000 to Minnesota Hockey, Minneapolis Storm Youth Hockey Association

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- In celebration of Hockey Day Minnesota 2020, presented by Wells Fargo, the Minnesota Wild Foundation today presented a donation Minnesota Hockey and the Minneapolis Storm Youth Hockey Association in the amounts of $52,500 and $10,000, respectively.

The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. With its annual contribution, the Minnesota Wild Foundation serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey, the leading amateur hockey association in the United States that seeks to provide everyone the opportunity to experience the excitement and fun of playing hockey.

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HDM2020 Preview: Blake vs. Blaine

Blake is coming off of its first loss since Dec. 12

by Tyler Savitsky / Wild.com

In preparation for Hockey Day Minnesota 2020 presented by Wells Fargo, Wild.com will highlight each of the four high school games in this year's festivities Jan. 16 and Jan. 18 in Minneapolis. Today, we take a look at the The Blake School vs. Blaine High School matchup.

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HDM2020 Preview: Minneapolis vs. Warroad

Warroad's Grant Slukynsky leads the state in both assists and points

by Tyler Savitsky / Wild.com

In preparation for Hockey Day Minnesota 2020 presented by Wells Fargo, Wild.com will highlight each of the four high school games in this year's festivities Jan. 16 and Jan. 18 in Minneapolis. Today, we take a look at the Minneapolis High School vs. Warroad High School matchup.

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HDM2020 Preview: Blake vs. Grand Rapids-Greenway

Blake has been one of the top teams in the state this season

by Tyler Savitsky / Wild.com

In preparation for Hockey Day Minnesota 2020 presented by Wells Fargo, Wild.com will highlight each of the four high school games in this year's festivities Jan. 16 and Jan. 18 in Minneapolis. Today, we take a look at the Blake vs. Grand Rapids-Greenway matchup.

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HDM2020 Preview: Academy of Holy Angels vs. Minneapolis

Hockey Day Weekend will begin with familiar opponents

by Tyler Savitsky / Wild.com

In preparation for Hockey Day Minnesota 2020 presented by Wells Fargo, Wild.com will highlight each of the four high school games in this year's festivities Jan. 16 and Jan. 18 in Minneapolis. Today, we take a look at the Academy of Holy Angels vs. Minneapolis High School matchup.

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