YOU ARE WATCHING MINNESOTA’S MOST-WATCHED NEWS STATION. THIS IS WCCO 4 NEWS. AN EVENT STARTS TOMORROW THAT COULD ALL BE HAPPENING IN MINNESOTA. HIGH SCHOOL KIDS CELEBRATE THE STATE HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. WHAT MAKES THIS THE STATE OF HOCKEY? A GOOD QUESTION. HAVE YOU BEEN WASHING THESE JERSEYS? NO. NO. Reporter: SO YOU GUYS ARE REAL HOCKEY PLAYERS THAN. Reporter: MOST OF US HAVE HEARD 2/3 OF THE MIRACLE ON ICE TEAM AND THE WILD HAS HOLT SOLD OUT EVERY HOME GAME AND’S 2013 AND KIDS HERE START SKATING SOON AFTER THEY WALK. THIS IS MY 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER. WE ARE BUDDIES AND WE BEEN BUDDIES FOR AS LONG AS I REMEMBER. WHENEVER WE HAVE FREE TIME, PARENTS BRING US TO THE RANKS. Reporter: 50,000 RESIDENTS ARE REGISTERED. IT IS COLD HERE SORRY BUT HE GOES IN THEIR BACKYARDS AND HAS A GOOD TIME. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PROD PEOPLE TO PAY ATTENTION. THEY LOVE HOCKEY HERE. Reporter: THIS MAN GREW UP IN RHODE ISLAND, WAS RAISED WITH THE NORTH STARS AND IS NOW TEACHING KIDS IN CALIFORNIA . NOTHING COMES CLOSE TO THE EXCITEMENT AND THRILL OF WHAT GOES ON OVER THE ICE. Reporter: 17% IN THE NHL ARE FROM MINNESOTA, MICHIGAN IS NEXT AND NOT EVEN CLOSE. WE HAVE THE WILD, 5 DIVISION I COLLEGE TEAMS. Reporter: MINNESOTA HAS 157 PLAYING D1 HOCKEY THIS SEASON, THE SAME AS MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW YORK COMBINED. WE ALSO HAVE 193 MEN, MORE THAN MICHIGAN AND MASSACHUSETTS AND THESE HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS KNOW IT. Reporter: SO IN THE FINAL HOURS OF THE BIGGEST TURNEY OTHER LIVES, WE TALKED TO THEM. YOU ARE THE — Reporter: YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WITH THOSE ON. I THINK WE ARE GOING TO WIN THIS ONE THIS YEAR. Reporter: HEATHER BROWN, WCCO 4 IS. WE LOVE OUR HOCKEY HERE. FEWER KIDS PLAY COMPARED TO OTHER HIGH SCHOOL STARTS SPORTS. HOCKEY DOESN’T EVEN CRACK THE TOP 10. FOR GIRLS, NUMBER ONE IS TRACK

Good Question: What Makes Minnesota The State Of Hockey?
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  • March 8, 2019 at 3:54 am
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    Cheers to Minnesota (State of Hockey) from Michigan (Hockey Town)!

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