Originally posted on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 1/22/12
Knowing I wasn't going to be able to sit down and watch it all did grind on my emotions a bit.  As a hockey fan who loves the game at all levels, it really doesn't get much better than Hockey Day in Minnesota which really celebrates the games from its grassroots to the pros.  So to miss this annual celebration that has quickly become a tradition really makes me feel as though I missed out.  I did get a few sneak peeks here and there; most notably having the chance to watch the first two periods of the Grand Rapids vs. White Bear Lake game which opened up the day's festivities as well as the entire Wild vs. Stars game that evening.  I of course missed out on the high school thriller between #1 Duluth East and event host #2 Minnetonka as well as the big WCHA clash between Minnesota and Colorado College.  After a fun filled day spent with my family (which is why I missed Hockey Day in Minnesota for the most part) I was too tired to stay up and watch the taped delay girls game of Minnet...
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