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Seven champions crowned at 25th annual All-American Girls Hockey Tournament at Schwan Super Rink, Nov. 17-19

11/20/2017, 4:45pm CST
By Barclay Kruse, Chief Communications Officer

Pioneering tournament once led the way for the growth of female hockey in Minnesota

Blaine, Minn. (November 20, 2017) — Back in 1993, it was a pioneering event in female ice sports in Minnesota. This year, the All-American Girls Hockey Tournament, celebrated its 25th anniversary November 17-19 at the Schwan Super Rink on the campus of the National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine, Minn. by crowning seven new champions.

Sixty-six youth girls’ teams participated in this year’s tournament representing Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ontario, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Seven different divisions were held: U10A and B (American and National), U12A and B (American and National) and U15A.

Championship games were played at Ridder Arena, the home ice of the National Championship University of Minnesota women’s team and the adjoining 3M Arena at Mariucci. Here are the results of the championship games:

10A: Anoka-Rogers, Minn. 2, Eagles/Blaze, Apple Valley and Burnsville, Minn. 1.

10B American: Proctor-Hermantown Mirage Blue, Minn. 4, Duluth Icebreakers Black, Minn. 3.

10B National: Proctor-Hermantown Mirage White, Minn. 8, Duluth Icebreakers Red, Minn. 3.

12A: Orono-Westonka, Minn. 3, Burnsville Blaze 2.

12B American: Moorhead, Minn. 9, Orono-Westonka, Minn. 3.

12B National: Armstrong Cooper Wings, Minn. 9, Minneapolis Storm 0.

15A: Proctor-Hermantown Mirage Blue, Minn. 5, Thunder Bay Queens, Ontario 1.

NSC construction update for November 15; stadium turf installation continues

11/15/2017, 5:00pm CST
By Barclay Kruse, Chief Communications Officer

Here is the periodic update on construction on and around the NSC campus:

105th Ave NE reconstruction project:

This week on 105th Avenue the contractor started to install a water main on the east end of the project and will be working towards the west.  Next week is a short week with the Thanksgiving holiday. The contractor will continue with water main installation.

Traffic needs to be aware that the project has been posted at 30 m.p.h. since construction started.  As traffic traverses through the roundabouts they need to slow down to 15 m.p.h.  The Blaine Police Department has been active on the corridor to try and keep traffic slowed down to these posted limits and ensure that construction workers and traffic remain safe in the project corridor. 

Best place for shopping for pre-season equipment deals

BLAINE, Minn. (November 7, 2017) – The National Sports Center (NSC) in Blaine will present the sixth annual Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo, November 17-19, 2017 at the NSC’s Sport Expo Center and Welcome Center.

This event will give fishermen a great opportunity to preview the latest tackle, electronics, gear and ice houses, and snowmobiles and ATV’s, just ahead of ice fishing season. An attendance of over 5,000 is expected.

“The Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo is 100 percent ice fishing,” said expo sales director Mike Brodzinski. “We will have all the biggest names in the ice fishing industry attending the show, and we’re trying to make it easy for customers to pick up all the gear they need for a new season at great prices. If you want deals, this will be the show to attend.”

“Be prepared before the ice hits the lakes.”

The Expo seminar schedule, sponsored by Clam Outdoors, offers an all-star line-up of ice fishing seminars from Ice Team pros Dave Genz, Jason Durham, Chris Granrud, Pat and Mike Rodger, Garett Svir, Shawn Lankki, and Mark Stevens.

The Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo also boasts the largest supply of wheelhouses at any ice fishing show in the U.S.

The Hard Water Ice Fishing Expo is a property owned by the National Sports Center.