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Watch: John Harrington discusses Hockey Day Minnesota preparations in Mankato

The former Minnesota Duluth forward and member of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team is the head women's hockey coach at Minnesota State-Mankato.

John Harrington with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers in Mankato.
John Harrington talks with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers in Mankato ahead of Hockey Day Minnesota.
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The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers chat with Minnesota State-Mankato women's hockey coach and two-time U.S. Olympic hockey team member John Harrington about Mankato's preparations for Hockey Day Minnesota, playing outside at Blakeslee Stadium, the Hanson/Carlson brothers and more in this interview.

The official Hockey Day is Saturday, Jan. 22, and there are a number of games on the schedule.

The Minnesota State women are scheduled to face off against St. Thomas on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. in Mankato.

Follow The Rink Live on Facebook for live interviews throughout the weekend.

Jess Myers covers college hockey, as well as outdoors, general sports and travel, for The Rink Live and the Forum Communications family of publications. He came to FCC in 2018 after three decades of covering sports as a freelancer for a variety of publications, while working full time in politics and media relations. A native of Warroad, Minn. (the real Hockeytown USA), Myers has a degree in journalism/communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He lives in the Twin Cities. Contact Jess via email at, or find him on Twitter via @JessRMyers. English speaker.
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