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Theme for this year's HEP Essay Contest is "I play hockey because...."

By Minnesota Hockey, 11/05/12, 6:45PM CST


2013 Minnesota Hockey HEP Essay Contest is underway .… become a part of Hockey Day Minnesota 2013

Hockey players, put your stick down for a few minutes and grab a pen or pencil…the Minnesota Hockey HEP Essay Contest is back! The theme for the 2013 contest is “I play hockey because…” We want to know why you play hockey. Is it skating with your friends? The speed of the game? Scoring goals? Tournaments? Or simply because you have fun every time you step on the ice? Whether it is one of these reasons or something completely different, let us know why you choose to play hockey!

2013 Contest Details:
-Please complete your essay in 250 words or less.
-A panel of judges will select three finalists and one of the finalists will be randomly selected to have a dream day with their teammates at the Xcel Energy Center during the 2013-2014 season!
-The three final essays will be featured on Fox Sports North during the 2013 Hockey Day Minnesota broadcast on Jan. 19, 2013. The random winner will also be announced during the 2013 Hockey Day Minnesota broadcast.
-In addition, all finalists will have the opportunity to attend a Minnesota Wild game (date is to be determined)
-The deadline to submit your essay is Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
-Please direct any questions to
-Please mail your completed essay to the address below. Be sure to include name, hockey association, team/level, address, phone number and email address with your entry.
Minnesota Hockey
317 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN 55102