Scenes from Hockey Day Minnesota in Duluth


People across the state celebrated Minnesota's rich hockey tradition for the 10th annual Hockey Day Minnesota Saturday.

The biggest celebration was at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, where an outdoor rink was the site for two high school hockey games this weekend. Organizers estimated roughly 5,500 people attended the festivities, the Duluth News Tribune reports.


In the first game, Duluth Denfeld topped Eveleth-Gilbert, 5-2. But the home team fell in the second game – Lakeville North beat Duluth East, 3-2, in a repeat of last year's state championship game. FOX Sports North has highlights from the two games:


Bayfront Festival Park was also the site for a few other games, including a PeeWee AA game between Duluth East and Stillwater, a Wild sled hockey game and a matchup between Duluth's police and fire departments, according to Duluth Hockey.


Festivities weren't limited to Duluth, however. But the State of Hockey didn't fare as well in those games. The University of Minnesota fell to Penn State at Mariucci Arena Saturday afternoon, and the Minnesota Wild lost to the St. Louis Blues in Missouri.


More scenes from Hockey Day Minnesota:







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