Originally written on State of Hockey News  |  Last updated 12/1/12
No NHL, who cares?!?!  For fans across the State of Hockey, many of them have always gravitated towards the high school game regardless if the NHL is in a lockout or not.  The lockout only gives those fans just a little more of a push to go to their local rink and watch their prep teams battle it out.  Minnesota's strong passion for High School hockey for both Boys and Girls is really what sets it apart from the rest of the United States.  I think its just about impossible not to get caught up in the enthusiasm, energy and excitement of prep hockey and I look forward to it every year.  Now, without the NHL to really talk about; unless you want to read more about two groups of people that are kind of sort of talking to each other it gives me a chance to follow it that more closely.  Hopefully, you find yourself to a few more high school games yourself and while the talent certainly isn't the same as the NHL I think you'll find out that most of these kids could skate circles around us...
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