U.S. Women's National Team (soon to be Olympic Team) starts training here Sunday
We've always been unabashed in our bragging about the Schwan Super Rink being a home for the U.S. Women's National Hockey Team. We even have a dedicated page to the team on the Super Rink website. The team makes their return to the arena this Sunday for a training camp the runs from December 14-18 as they gear up for Sochi this February. The tradition of numerous Minnesota natives or those with ties to Minnesota on the team continues with five players who either grew up in Minnesota or played college hockey for the University of Minnesota. We're hoping to be able to announce some events that will be open to the public whil the team is in town training. Always a great opportunity to see the very best in women's hockey.
NAPHL Showcase hits the Schwan Super Rink
Having eight sheets of ice under one roof makes the Schwan Super Rink the perfect venue for showcase type events where scouts and recruiters want to watch as many games and see as many player as possible. Such is the case with the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) Showcase tournament starting Friday at the Super Rink. This league consists of 32 Midget Major (18U) and Midget Minor (16U) teams. Scouts from the college and professional ranks will be on hand to see the future stars of the game. Learn more about the NAPHL Showcase here.
Thanksgiving break? Not at the National Sports Center
While most people are thinking turkey, mashed potatoes and Black Friday, here at the NSC we're doing what we usually do: preparing for a weekend hockey tournament. Mounds View Youth Hockey Association will be holding their annual Super Rink Spectacular starting Friday. Mounds View is one of our anchor associations and we love hosting this event over the long holiday weekend.