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Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, will feature plenty of opportunities for Minnesota hockey fans.
The Minnesota Wild and FOX Sports North have announced the lineup of games for Hockey Day Minnesota 2013.
Three outdoor high school games will be played on Pokegama Lake in Grand Rapids, Minn., as the Eagan boys hockey team takes on Hibbing. The Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys hockey team will battle Grand Rapids, and on the girls side, Grand Rapids will play Hibbing (on a tape delay).
At Mariucci Arena, the Golden Gophers host North Dakota and at the Xcel Energy Center, the Pittsburg Penguins battle the Wild.
Hockey Day Minnesota 2013 on FOX Sports North will be the seventh annual celebration of hockey from peewees to pros.
Previous sites for outdoor games included Baudette Bay (2007-08), St. Paul (2009), Hermantown (2010), Moorhead (2011) and Lake Minnetonka/Excelsior (2012).