St. Paul, MN – November 15, 2022 – Minnesota Hockey, in partnership with Park Dental, announced today the topic for the 2022 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: “My Favorite Memory/Experience In Hockey Was…”
The top three essays, as selected by the Essay Committee, will be featured during the Bally Sports North broadcast of Hockey Day Minnesota on January 28. 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 2023-24 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.
“With the 2022-23 season being the 75th season of Minnesota Hockey, gathering the memories of our young players is a fitting topic for this year’s contest,” said Steve Oleheiser, Minnesota Hockey President. “We can’t wait to hear what our players have to say about their experiences in our great game.”
The winner of the 2021-22 Minnesota Hockey Essay Contest was Kellen Prescott, a Squirt player in the Austin Youth Hockey Association. Kellen’s winning submission from last year can be found here.
Submissions will be accepted from November 15 through December 9. 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:
Attn: Minnesota Hockey Essay Contest
317 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102