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Skate for State Night to Honor 2016 State Champions!

By Minnesota Hockey, 03/09/16, 6:45AM CST

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The Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has announced the return of Skate for State, a partnership designed to recognize and honor all of the youth hockey state champions in Minnesota. The campaign includes an exhibit at the Xcel Energy Center and a Skate for State Night at the Minnesota Wild home game versus the Calgary Flames on Thursday, March 24 at Xcel Energy Center. 

On Skate for State Night, the Minnesota Wild will honor the 2016 Minnesota Hockey State Champions in the Youth, Girls and Junior Gold levels at its March 24 game. All 14 state champion teams will be in attendance. Select members of each team will be on the ice to be recognized during one of the game’s intermissions. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a mini hockey stick, courtesy of Blue Cross.

Also as part of the celebration, a Skate for State exhibit is on display at the Xcel Energy Center throughout the hockey season. The display honors the Minnesota Hockey youth state champions and former Wild players who played in a Minnesota Hockey Youth State Tournament.

Minnesota Wild Chief Operating Officer Matt Majka said, “It is very satisfying for all of us in the community to see how hard work and dedication pays off for these young hockey players. This night is a great opportunity to celebrate their success. We’d like to thank Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota for this fantastic partnership.”

In order to be properly prepared for Skate for State Night on March 24th, we ask that each state champion complete the following steps as soon as possible:

  1. Collect a team photo with the state championship trophy and any action shots taken over the course of the 2016 State Tournament.
  2. Select one team jersey that can be put on display in the Skate for State exhibit.
  3. Each team will be allotted 20 tickets. For additional tickets, please contact the Minnesota Wild at 651-602-6000.
  4. Contact Minnesota Hockey’s Executive Director Glen Andresen immediately for further instruction. Email: gandresen@minnesotahockey.org. Phone: 651-602-5727.

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The Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has announced the return of Skate for State, a partnership designed to recognize and honor all of the youth hockey state champions in Minnesota. The campaign includes an exhibit at the Xcel Energy Center and a Skate for State Night at the Minnesota Wild home game versus the Calgary Flames on Thursday, March 24 at Xcel Energy Center. 

On Skate for State Night, the Minnesota Wild will honor the 2016 Minnesota Hockey State Champions in the Youth, Girls and Junior Gold levels at its March 24 game. All 14 state champion teams will be in attendance. Select members of each team will be on the ice to be recognized during one of the game’s intermissions. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a mini hockey stick, courtesy of Blue Cross.

Also as part of the celebration, a Skate for State exhibit is on display at the Xcel Energy Center throughout the hockey season. The display honors the Minnesota Hockey youth state champions and former Wild players who played in a Minnesota Hockey Youth State Tournament.

Minnesota Wild Chief Operating Officer Matt Majka said, “It is very satisfying for all of us in the community to see how hard work and dedication pays off for these young hockey players. This night is a great opportunity to celebrate their success. We’d like to thank Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota for this fantastic partnership.”

In order to be properly prepared for Skate for State Night on March 24th, we ask that each state champion complete the following steps as soon as possible:

  1. Collect a team photo with the state championship trophy and any action shots taken over the course of the 2016 State Tournament.
  2. Select one team jersey that can be put on display in the Skate for State exhibit.
  3. Each team will be allotted 20 tickets. For additional tickets, please contact the Minnesota Wild at 651-602-6000.
  4. Contact Minnesota Hockey’s Executive Director Glen Andresen immediately for further instruction. Email: gandresen@minnesotahockey.org. Phone: 651-602-5727.

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