The Minnesota State-Mankato men’s hockey team will host St. Thomas at Blakeslee Stadium as the marquee event for Hockey Day Minnesota in 2022.
The annual event was set to be held in Mankato last January, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This matchup could be worth the wait as both programs have gained momentum in the college hockey landscape.
Minnesota State-Mankato is coming off a 22-5-1 record last season and made their first trip to the Frozen Four, where they fell to St. Cloud State in a national semifinal.
For St. Thomas, it'll be its first year as a D-I program, as they join the Mavericks in the newly formed CCHA.
Details regarding the matchup between the Mavericks and Tommies will be announced this summer, as well as the traditional high school undercard that will be part of the event.