Minnesota is The State of Hockey

Updated: February 14, 2009, 1:45 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When I asked Roger Godin, the Minnesota Wild's team curator and former director of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, if Minnesota truly deserved the advertising agency-coined description, "The State of Hockey," Godin pounced.

"Oh, absolutely," he said. "We're the 11th province!"

Every weekend is Hockey Weekend Across Minnesota.

At every level.

The state is the USA's hockey showcase.

As USA Hockey, the sport's Colorado Springs, Co.-based national governing ...

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