This fall, the Minnesota Wild will be celebrating its 10th season in the National Hockey League.
To commemorate this milestone, 10 places around the state of hockey have been selected that has shown to help with the growth, stability or honor the game of hockey.
The state of Minnesota is rich in hockey culture, and as far as the United States are concerned, Minnesota is the Mecca of hockey.
With great traditions in junior, collegiate and professional hockey this is the prime state to go for the true hockey fan or player.
Was it the 10,000 lakes that froze every winter?
Was it a pastime during the long hard winters?
Or was it the spirit and love for the game that Minnesotans keep close in their hearts that keeps the flame of hockey alive so vibrant.
Whatever the reason, Minnesota and its rich history with the game of hockey truly is something for any sports fan to be inspired by and to appreciate.
This leads us to the first stop on the list, four hours north of the Twin Cities to a town called Eveleth which is home to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.