Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 3/4/12
It know millions of Americans get pumped up for 'March Madness' that is the Men's NCAA Basketball tournament.  Its the place where people invented stupid words like 'bracketology' and just about any workplace offered a pick 'em pool where you may have a $10-$20 buy in.  Yet in Minnesota they have their own version of March Madness in the form of the State Tournaments; but one tournament trumps them all.  That is the Boys State Hockey Tournament.  No High School State Tournament in Minnesota quite has the energy and momentum the Boys Hockey Tournament does.  I think a big reason the Boys State Hockey Tournament captures the imagination is the understanding that there will be future NHL players performing there.  The list of names of players that once played in the State Tournament are a virtual who's who of Minnesota hockey.  Just to name a few of these tournament attendees who made it to the NHL with varying degrees of success were Phil Housely, Scott Bjugstad, Neal Broten, T.J. Osh...
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