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2022 Essay Contest Finalists Announced

By Minnesota Hockey, 01/04/22, 1:00PM CST


Minnesota Hockey is excited to reveal the finalists for the 2021-22 Minnesota Hockey Essay Contest, presented by Park Dental. Entries for the contest were submitted by boys and girls of all ages from around the state on the topic of “I Believe Everyone in Minnesota Should Play Hockey Because…”

The following finalists have been selected to be featured as a part of Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 during the Bally Sports North broadcast on Saturday, January 22nd:

  • Sami Grumish, an 8U player from Shakopee Youth Hockey Association
  • Nolan Mason, a Peewee player from Champlin Park Youth Hockey Association
  • Kellen Prescott, a Squirt player from Austin Youth Hockey

All three finalists will also be featured in Let’s Play Hockey magazine. The contest winner, which will be announced at the conclusion of the Hockey Day Minnesota 2022 broadcast, 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.

Tune in to Bally Sports North on January 22 to see the essays submitted by each of the finalists. Then, stay tuned after the Minnesota Wild game to find out who the randomly selected winner will be. 

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