n Less than 100 days left for Jan. 18 event
by Jim Boyle
The countdown is on for Hockey Day Minnesota, and action in the Handke Pit in Elk River is heating up.
During the week of Oct. 7 volunteers put up and assembled hockey boards purchased and delivered to the site of Hockey Day Minnesota 2014 at a cost of $24,000. The cost of the boards, which will be sold after the hockey extravaganza is complete, includes the plexiglas that will go in next.
Fox Sports North has been by of late to film footage of the progress and check sight lines for the big day scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, down in the Handke Pit.
Tickets for the event will go on sale soon.
“People are chomping at the bit,” Superintendent Mark Bezek said. “We’re expecting between 3,000 to 5,000 people.”