Minnesota Hockey Journal

March 2018

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M H J O N L I N E . C O M | M A R C H 2 0 1 8 12 WHY THEY'RE AWESOME When St. Cloud was selected to host the 2018 Hockey Day Minnesota on Lake George this past January, it didn't just come together on a whim. No, this was an event the central Minnesota city had been preparing for many years. "I've personally been working to make this happen for a while," said Mike Petroske, St. Cloud Youth Hockey Association president. "We've made a con- certed effort to throw our hat in the ring. It's a great thing for St. Cloud and the community." During the 12th year of the outdoor hockey extravaganza, hockey in St. Cloud was put on display for the entire state to see. The day kicked off with two high school games and a women's college game which all took place on the outdoor sur- face in St. Cloud. That was followed up by a men's college game in the Granite City between Minnesota State University and St. Cloud State University-Mankato. "It's great to have this exposure to our city and show what we have," Petroske said. "Most people are unaware of how many opportunities there are here in St. Cloud to watch hockey." OPPORTUNITIES APLENTY As a pure spectator of hockey, St. Cloud has plenty of ways for fans to get up close and personal with hockey. It starts at the collegiate level with both the men's and women's Huskies, both the men's and women's teams finding success. HOME ICE: Municipal Athletic Complex and National Hockey Center DISTRICT: Huskies NICKNAME: PRESIDENT: Mike Petroske 468 5 2016-17 REGISTRATION NUMBERS: of STATE HOCKEY M E TR O A R E A State of Hockey Spotlight St. Cloud

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