The number crunchers at WalletHub have put their pencils to the paper and did some calculating to figure out which cities in America are the best and worst for hockey fans. St. Paul came in at number six on the list; St. Cloud came in at number 61.
I was gone yesterday to take a rest from my super long weekend! I watched Apollo High School take on Madhmedi High School in the State Boy's Hockey Tournament at Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul. Apollo fell to Mahtomedi 4-3. They came in at fourth place in class A.
It's a bit farther down on the list than I would have placed us, but according to SmartAsset.com, Saint Cloud has been named the 23rd Best Hockey Town in America -- based not just on hockey prevalence, but things like crime, unemployment, and quality of life were factored in too.
On Friday night, the Xcel Energy Center hosted the Holiday Party for Minnesota Wild Season ticket holders, and I brought Marcus and his boys down from Pequot Lakes to skate the rink and see the locker room!
Ok, so you've probably been to the Xcel Energy Center before, right? BUT have you skated on the same ice as the best hockey players in the world do? As a season ticket holder, I got your chance to do this...