Scenes from Hockey Day in Minnesota

Author:
Updated:
Original:

It's Hockey Day in Minnesota - all around the state, people are celebrating the rich hockey tradition they've grown up with.

The biggest celebration is at Holman Field in downtown St. Paul, at an outdoor ice rink set up on the tarmac that is the location for several hockey games through the weekend.

From girls and boys high school games, to the Golden Gophers in a border battle with the Wisconsin Badgers, to the Minnesota Wild hosting the Arizona Coyotes in front of a worldwide audience, the once-a-year event is even more special because of its military appeal.

According to FOX Sports North, the outdoor hockey games at Holman Field, a private airport and home base for the Minnesota National Guard 34th Combat Aviation Brigade and 2-147th Assault Helicopter Battalion, are surrounded by Blackhawk and Chinook Helicopters, among other aircraft, which will be taking off and landing during the games.

Approximately 220 members of the 34th Brigade and 2-147th Battalion are currently stationed at Camp Buehring in Kuwait. Soldiers are making in-game shoutouts to family and friends throughout the day.

Another highlight of the weekend is the annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, which are going on at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis through Sunday.

People all around Minnesota are marking Hockey Day with their own local events or games, or just plain fun. Here are some examples:

Follow #HDM15 on Twitter for more.

FOX Sports North will be live all day Saturday, broadcasting 16 hours of hockey and hockey-related features. Military personnel around the world are able to catch the action through FOX Sports 2 and the FOX Sports GO app.

Game scores:

St. Paul Johnson defeated Luverne 6-5. Game recap here.

Hill Murray defeated St. Thomas Academy 3-2 in overtime. Game recap here.

Next Up

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

snow, plow

Snowy Saturday: Here's how much snow is forecast in Minnesota

Snow will reach the metro area by the early afternoon.

Cam Talbot

Wild improve to 4-1 with victory over Dubnyk, Sharks

The 4-1 win gives the Wild four victories in five games to start the season.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice, Allina Health CEO found dead in Iowa

The 21-year-old was found dead in the parking lot of a sorority, according to police.

Screen Shot 2020-09-04 at 8.42.40 PM

Federal charges: MN marijuana lobbyist threatened U.S. representative

"I want you to be as scared as possible," the voicemail allegedly says.

coronavirus, masks, covid-19

Wisconsin Republicans aim to end governor's mask mandate

They've introduced a resolution to remove the governor's emergency powers.

Ted Schweich

Community group hopes to install billboard to get neighbor a kidney

A group called "Team Ted" aims to raise $5,000 to find their friend a kidney donor.

Andrew Palmer

Charges: Coach raped teenage girl on Minnesota basketball team

The 33-year-old head coach has been charged in connection to the alleged crimes.

Related