The Minnesota Wild is conducting a contest to determine, just for fun, the hockey capital of the hockey-mad state of Minnesota. Thirty-two cities have been chosen as candidates and fans can participate in the Capital of the State of Hockey voting online at www.wild.com throughout the NHL regular season.
Two cities will face off weekly for the right to advance in the contest. The first match-up is Eveleth vs. Red Wing. Other cities in the competition are: Anoka, Apple Valley, Baudette, Bemidji, Blaine, Bloomington, Burnsville, Cloquet, Coleraine, Duluth, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Grand Rapids, Hastings, Hibbing, International Falls, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Moorhead, Richfield, Rochester, Roseau, South St. Paul, St. Cloud, St. Paul, Thief River Falls, Twig, Warroad and White Bear Lake.
Matchups start at noon each Monday and end at noon the following Monday. The winner will be announced April 10.