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Thursday, June 9, 2011
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Wild and FSN announce 6th annual Hockey Day

By Minnesota Wild/FSNorth
St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minn.

Moorhead, hosts of Hockey Day 2011, played Hill-Murray outdoors in front of a large crowd. Hockey Day 2012 will be back in the Metro area after being in Duluth and Moorhead the past two years. MNSO file photo.

The National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today a cooperative effort to celebrate the Sixth Annual Hockey Day Minnesota with a full day of hockey programming, including five telecasts of games taking place at three separate locations. The event is presented by Wells Fargo and is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2012.
Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 on FOX Sports North will include a full day of local hockey-related programming designed as a celebration of the game from peewees to pros. Lake Minnetonka and the city of Excelsior will serve as the background for the three outdoor high school games featured in the Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 line-up.
 
Outdoor Games on Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior:
White Bear Lake vs. Grand Rapids (Boys)
Minnetonka vs. Duluth East (Boys)
Minnetonka vs. Hopkins (Girls)
 
Hockey Day Minnesota coverage will include a Minnesota Wild game from Xcel Energy Center, as well as the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers against Colorado College from Mariucci Arena. A complete list of games and programming schedule will be released at a later date.
 
Additional details and plans for Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 will be announced by FOX Sports North and the Minnesota Wild during a special event at Maynard’s in Excelsior, on Friday, July 8. FOX Sports North will host Twins Live pre and postgame shows onsite and introduce special guests and coaches associated with next year’s event.  Details specific to the July 8 event as well as further announcements surrounding VIP events planned for Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 will be released at a later date.
 
The 2011-12 season will mark the Minnesota Wild’s 11th in the NHL after bringing hockey at its highest-level back to Minnesota for the 2000-01 campaign. The Wild is proud to support Hockey Day Minnesota and youth hockey throughout “The State of Hockey”. For more information about the Wild’s involvement with Hockey Day, visit: www.wild.com/hockeyday.
 
Minnesota Hockey, an affiliate of USA Hockey, is the governing body of youth and amateur hockey in Minnesota and the premier developer of hockey players in the state.  With over 63,000 registered players, coaches, and officials, it is the largest state governing body for amateur hockey in the United States.  For more information, please visit www.minnesotahockey.org.

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