On Hockey Day Minnesota 2018, Minnesota Hockey announced Kasey Bigham of Delano Area Hockey Association as the winner of the 2018 HEP Essay Contest, presented by Park Dental.
Bigham was one of three contest finalists that were highlighted on Fox Sports North (FSN) throughout the course of Hockey Day Minnesota. The other finalists were Easton Tima, a Mite from Portman Amateur Hockey Association in Duluth, and Cailin Mumm, a 12U player from Andover Youth Hockey Association. The finalists were selected by a committee based on participants' responses to this year's topic, "I'm having the most fun in hockey when…"
As the winner of the contest, Bigham will receive a Minnesota Wild dream day during the 2018-19 hockey season.