Hockey Day Minnesota features telethon to raise money for Jack Jablonski

It's Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday and FOX Sports North, the Minnesota Wild and Wells Fargo are teaming up to host an all day telethon in hopes of raising money for Jack Jablonski. 16 hours of hockey games begins at 9:00 a.m., featuring high school, Gophers and Wild hockey games.
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It's Hockey Day Minnesota on Saturday and FOX Sports North, the Minnesota Wild and Wells Fargo are teaming up to host an all day telethon in hopes of raising money for Jack Jablonski. 16 hours of hockey games begins at 9:00 a.m., featuring high school, Gophers and Wild hockey games.

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