SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Bally Sports North, in conjunction with the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Hockey and the White Bear Local Organizing Committee, announced the date and schedule for the 17th Annual Hockey Day Minnesota (HDM), presented by UnitedHealthcare, today at Marketfest in downtown White Bear Lake. Polar Lakes Park in White Bear Township will serve as the venue for the 17th annual statewide hockey celebration on Saturday, January 28.
“We are very excited to celebrate Hockey Day Minnesota 2023 at Polar Lakes Park in White Bear Township,” said Minnesota Wild President Matt Majka. “Fans will have a great time celebrating this wonderful event in a tremendous hockey community.”
HOCKEY DAY MINNESOTA 2023 GAMES ON JANUARY 28
“We are extremely excited about all the matchups for Hockey Day Minnesota 2023,” said Hockey Day Minnesota 2023 Event Co-Chair Jon Anderson. “Fans will be entertained with the two of biggest rivalries in boys high school hockey along with an exciting Suburban East matchup in girls high school hockey. We are looking forward to hosting an exciting week of inspiring hockey events that our sponsors and community will be proud of!”
“We are honored to return as the presenting sponsor of Hockey Day Minnesota,” said Brett Edelson, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Minnesota. “Nothing unites our state quite like hockey and we look forward to celebrating a day that promotes the passion we all have for the sport.”
“We look forward to showcasing the White Bear Lake community on Hockey Day Minnesota 2023,” said Senior Vice President and General Manager of Bally Sports North Mike Dimond. “The rich hockey tradition and tremendous local support will, no doubt, provide an exciting experience for hockey fans across the region.”
Bally Sports North’s broadcast event will feature over 16 hours of original hockey programming beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28. Coverage will include the three live outdoor games from White Bear Township, followed by the Minnesota Wild game from Xcel Energy Center during primetime. The regional sports network will show highlights from all Hockey Day games taking place throughout the weekend and incorporate coverage of the outdoor festivities taking place at Polar Lakes Park in White Bear Township.
Ticket information and additional details for HDM 2023 will be announced at a later date.
Hockey Day Minnesota was originated in 2007 by the Minnesota Wild to celebrate the game that has made Minnesota the “State of Hockey.” It is produced in partnership with Bally Sports North, Minnesota Hockey and the respective local community that serves as the host each year. Previous locations include Baudette Bay (2007, 2008), Phalen Park (2009), Hermantown (2010), Moorhead (2011), Minnetonka (2012), Grand Rapids (2013), Elk River (2014), Saint Paul (2015), Duluth (2016), Stillwater (2017), St. Cloud (2018), Bemidji (2019), Minneapolis (2020), Guidant John Rose MN Oval (2021) and Mankato (2022). For more information, visit wild.com/HockeyDay.