Xcel Energy Center
The boy’s state hockey tournament starts Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Every year, it’s the place to see many of Minnesota’s top players. This year, after it’s over, a surprising number of those top players will be heading off to play in college at schools that aren’t anywhere near Minnesota.
When the puck drops Wednesday morning at Xcel Energy Center, it’ll mark one of the most exciting and entertaining weeks of state tournament action. Between two classes, 16 of the top boys high school hockey teams in Minnesota will converge on St. Paul this week.
The Boys State Hockey Tournament is next week at Xcel Energy Center, and one of the most recognizable names in Minnesota hockey will lead his team to St. Paul. This will be the last year that’s the case for Tyler Nanne with the Edina Hornets.
The state’s top high school wrestlers will invade St. Paul this week for the State Wrestling Tournament, one of the most chaotic in the winter state tournament season. Xcel Energy Center is the host, and once the team competition commences Thursday morning, it’s non-stop action over eight mats for three days.
Two music icons on one stage — no doubt a concert that fans will remember forever. But when it comes to giving these legends a gift to remember Minnesota, it could certainly pose a challenge.
Nashville Predators general manager David Poile was taken to a hospital Thursday after being struck in the face by an errant puck during the team’s morning skate at Minnesota, and he was staying there overnight for observation and evaluation.
When he’s not busy bringing Sexy Back, chances are, you may find Justin Timberlake indulging in one of his favorite pastimes — at the golf course.
It’s your last chance to see an iconic band before it’s too late. Mötley Crüe has announced plans for their final tour before they head into official retirement.
Brace yourself, ladies and gentlemen. Bruno Mars is heading back to the Xcel Energy Center as part of his blockbuster “Moonshine Jungle World Tour.” On June 21, the GRAMMY award -winning singer will be joined by special guest, Aloe Blacc.
Take in a show with your valentine this year.
Kicking off the Xcel Energy Center’s first show of 2014 is a performer who’s both familiar with the venue — and quite familiar with Minnesota’s love of the outdoors.
Josh Harding and Zach Parise are working on getting in game shape as the Wild are working on winning their sixth in seven games with Ottawa in town. Harding is making progress, hoping to be back soon. However, he’s not getting specific about his illness issues. He has multiple sclerosis.
Ryan O’Reilly scored twice, including the game-winner with 7:16 to play, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 Saturday night. Gabriel Landeskog and Maxime Talbot also scored for the Avalanche, winners in five of seven. O’Reilly had his first two-goal game of the season.
This one came to us without a name, but it’s from someone who wanted to know: How do they read our gas meters?
Here are five of the best musical events gracing the stages of Minnesota in 2014.