Blaine, Minn. (January 20, 2017) – The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission (MASC) has finalized a long-term lease agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for 49 acres of multi-use sports playing fields east of the National Sports Center (NSC) campus. The 49-acres, sometimes referred to as the Blaine Soccer Complex, is located immediately east of the Schwan Super Rink parking lot. The parcel includes 10 multi-use fields and four softball fields. Two of the fields and the softball complex are lighted. The 49-acre parcel is contiguous to the 400 acres the MASC already leases from the MAC for the Victory Links golf course.
Four champions were crowned 2016 Schwan Cup high school hockey tournament on Saturday, December 31 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis. Schwan Cup is the National Sports Center's premier high school hockey tournament, and it attracts many of the top teams in the state.
Here are the championship results:
Open Division: Minnehaha Academy 5, Chaska 3.
Bronze Division: Blake 3, Minneapolis 2.
Silver Division: Breck 2, St. Michael-Albertville 2. (Breck wins championship by winning OT shootout 1-0)
Gold Division: Edina 4, St. Thomas Academy 2.
Enjoy the photo gallery of the winning teams:
Championship games for the Schwan Cup boys' divisions have been set after the semifinal games on Friday night. All these title games will be played at Ridder Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Saturday, December 31, 2016:
10:30 a.m. -- Open Division, Minnehaha Academy vs. Chaska
1 p.m. – Bronze Division, Minneapolis vs. Blake
3:30 p.m. – Silver Division, Breck vs. St. Michael-Albertville
6 p.m. – Gold Division, St. Thomas Academy vs. Edina
Check out this photo sequence of Edina's Lewis Crosby scoring a shorthanded, game-winning goal in the Hornet's 4-2 semifinal win over Eden Prairie.