Photos posted to the Grand Rapids youth hockey Facebook page were showing sticks left outside from all over the country.
The Mankato Meltdown Tournament took place Jan. 17-19 at All Seasons Arena in Mankato, Minn. There were youth hockey teams from Blaine (Minn.), Farmington (Minn.), Mankato, New Ulm/Sleepy Eye (Minn.), Brookings (S.D.), St. Cloud (Minn.), Sioux Falls (S.D.) and Waconia (Minn.) in the peewee B2 (12-and-under) boys tournament. There were teams from Armstrong Cooper (Minn.), Faribault (Minn.), Mankato, New Ulm/Sleepy Eye (Minn.), Winona (Minn.) in the squirt A (10-and-under) boys tournament.
Two sportswriters team up to produce 288-page book containing more than 100 stories on the legendary tournament.
Gophers women pick up a series split in the last outdoor game of the day
Warroad defeated Minneapolis 5-1 in the first boys hockey game of 2020 Hockey Day Minnesota on Jan. 18, 2020, at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis.
With an army of their fans in attendance nearly 400 miles from home, the Warroad Warriors beat host Minneapolis in the opening game of Hockey Day Minnesota, improving to 16-1-0 and immediately re-setting their sights on another trip to the Twin Cities later this season.
Warroad boys coach Jay Hardwick talks with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers.
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Third-period goals by Larson, Olson lead to 3-2 win
Grand Rapids/Greenway girls coach Brad Hyduke chats with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers.