St. Paul, MN – November 16, 2021 – Minnesota Hockey, in partnership with Park Dental, announced today the topic for the 2021 Minnesota Hockey Essay Contest. Once again, Park Dental will be the presenting partner of the Minnesota Hockey Essay Contest, which is an annual tradition that encourages players to express their thoughts on what makes youth hockey in Minnesota a fun, unique and positive environment.
All registered Minnesota Hockey participants are encouraged to enter the contest by completing the following: “I Believe Everyone in Minnesota Should Play Hockey Because…”
The top three essays, as selected by the Essay Committee, will be featured during the Bally Sports North broadcast of Hockey Day Minnesota. All three finalists will also be featured in Let’s Play Hockey magazine. The contest winner will be selected among the three finalists and will receive a “Dream Day” experience on a Minnesota Wild gameday during the 2022-23 season. The “Dream Day” includes attending a Minnesota Wild morning skate, an hour of ice time at Xcel Energy Center and a group suite at a Wild game later that night.
Minnesota Hockey is dedicated to creating a positive experience so that all participants enjoy, excel and develop a lifelong passion for ice hockey.
“Hockey is a part of the culture in Minnesota, and we want everyone to have the opportunity to experience this great game,” said Steve Oleheiser, Minnesota Hockey President. “We hope that our young players feel the same way, and we are excited to see the submissions that illustrate that feeling.”
The winner of the 2020-21 Minnesota Hockey Essay Contest was Lena Fenske, a 10U player in the Andover Youth Hockey Association. Lena’s winning submission from last year can be found here.
Submissions will be accepted from November 16 through December 8. Original essays should be limited to 250 words or less, and should include the child’s name, hockey association, team/classification, address, phone number and email address. Submissions can be sent to:Minnesota Hockey Attn: Minnesota Hockey Essay Contest 317 Washington Street Saint Paul, MN 55102