Hockey Day Minnesota

by Jim Boyle Editor As the excitement surrounding Hockey Day Minnesota slowly melts away, another burst of it could be felt last week when organizers were honored at an event. It was announced there could be as much as $130,000 leftover after final expenses are dealt with this spring. That money will likely be used [...]

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• More than 4,000 attend Hockey Day Minnesota in Elk River’s historic Handke Pit by Jim Boyle Editor From the moment Elk River boys skaters and their coaches boarded a bus on the morning of Jan. 18 at the Elk River Ice Arena to make the short drive to the Handke Pit, it was clear [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor “I think it was one of the greatest community events ever held in the city of Elk River.” That’s how Mayor John Dietz summed up Hockey Day Minnesota 2014, which drew thousands of people to the Handke Pit on Saturday, including Gov. Mark Dayton and Craig Leipold, owner of the [...]

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• Eighth annual event today in historic Elk River venue will be first time HDM has been on national television by Bruce Strand Sports Editor The State of Hockey has taken up residence in the Handke Pit along Main Street in Elk River today, Saturday, for the much-anticipated Hockey Day Minnesota 2014. Keynote games for [...]

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Local public safety officials have been busy preparing for Hockey Day Minnesota in Elk River.   The weeklong event, which concludes Saturday, Jan. 18, with a series of nationally televised hockey games in Handke Stadium, is providing an opportunity for public safety and government officials to practice emergency response operations. In addition to providing on-site [...]

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Author Jody Anderson will score a hat trick at the end of this month with the final goal coming to the host city of Hockey Day Minnesota 2014. The Cambridge native will launch “Hockey Moms Aren’t Crazy” (November 2013, Big Pond Books) at the Nov. 27 Minnesota Wild game. She will appear on KARE 11 [...]

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n Less than 100 days left for Jan. 18 event   by Jim Boyle Editor 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 [...]

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