As surely as spring comes to the National Sports Center in Blaine, an early April weekend at the Schwan Super Rink will go pink. For the 19th straight year, female hockey teams will take the ice and play for a higher cause.
The annual Stick it to Cancer hockey tournament, set for April 7-9, will draw both youth and adult female teams to play for a championship, but more importantly, to raise funds to fight breast cancer.
“Hockey’s a very competitive sport,” says tournament director Kristina King. “When you play hockey, your goal is to win the championship, to win the game. A tournament like this ties in a greater purpose, and gives people a bigger perspective on life.”
The National Sports Center announced that it will be the home field for FC Minneapolis, a non-league professional soccer club based in the Twin Cities.
The team will play some of their home games at the National Sports Center Stadium. The dates of the games are being finalized.