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2018 State Tournament Locations Announced

By Minnesota Hockey, 09/12/17, 11:00AM CDT


Photo Credit: Rodd Wagner

St. Paul, MN – September 12, 2017 – Minnesota Hockey today announced the host sites for the 2018 Minnesota Hockey State and Region Tournaments. For the fifth consecutive year, The Drive to State is presented by Chevy, and will be highlighted by 14 State Tournaments hosted by nine communities. Region Tournaments will be played March 2 through 4, followed by State Tournaments being played March 16 through 18.

The 14 State Tournaments will be played at nine locations throughout Minnesota. The host sites will be Fogerty Arena in Blaine (Junior Gold A, Junior Gold B, Junior Gold 16), Parade Ice Garden in Minneapolis (Bantam AA, Bantam A), Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud (Bantam B, Peewee B), Essentia Health Heritage Center in Duluth (Peewee AA, Peewee A), St. Croix Rec Center in Stillwater (19U), Huck Olson Memorial Civic Center in Thief River Falls (15U A), HealthEast Sports Center in Woodbury (15U B), Eden Prairie Community Center in Eden Prairie (12U A) and Doug Woog Arena in South St. Paul (12U B). The 2018 Minnesota Hockey State Tournament locations are as follows:

Youth Location
Bantam AA Minneapolis
Bantam A Minneapolis
Bantam B St. Cloud
Peewee AA Duluth
Peewee A Duluth
Peewee B St. Cloud
Girls Location
19 & Under Stillwater
15 & Under A Thief River Falls
15 & Under B Woodbury
12 & Under A Eden Prairie
12 & Under B South St. Paul
Junior Gold Location
Junior Gold A Blaine
Junior Gold B Blaine
Junior Gold 16 Blaine

Minnesota Hockey’s Region Tournaments will take place at 29 locations in Minnesota as teams look to qualify for State. The Metro League playdowns to determine Junior Gold State participants will take place at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine. The 15U B Region Tournaments will be added if needed later this season. The Minnesota Hockey Region Tournament locations are as follows:

Level North South East West
Bantam AA Moorhead New Hope Stillwater River Lakes
Bantam A Detroit Lakes Mankato Anoka Monticello
Bantam B International Falls Lakeville Anoka Sartell
Peewee AA Bemidji Chaska Chanhassen Woodbury Waseca
Peewee A Virginia Hastings Blaine (Fogerty) St. Louis Park
Peewee B Sauk Centre Cottage Grove Blaine (Fogerty) Buffalo
Level American National Olympic
15U A* Minnetonka Minnetonka East Grand Forks
12U A Richfield Richfield Two Harbors
12U B Dodge County Luverne Moose Lake

* The Minnesota Hockey Board of Directors has permanently approved a change of the Girls’ 14U classification to 15U.

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