It was announced today that Minnesota will take on Ohio State on January 17, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium as a part of the Hockey City Classic.
The Minnesota women’s hockey team will play Minnesota State at 4:30pm prior to the men’s game at 8pm (central time) that evening, which is a Friday.
“Last year’s Hockey City Classic was an incredible success,” Drew Russell, Vice President of Owned Properties at Intersport, said. “It provided the city of Chicago with an extremely unique event, which entertained more than 100,000 people and showcased some of the best hockey programs in the country. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Minnesota this year and bring the Hockey City Classic to Minneapolis-St. Paul – a market that cherishes hockey and a state whose culture is indelibly connected to the game. This multi-faceted event is rich with family-friendly opportunities for the local community to get on the ice, as well as a priceless opportunity to witness the first outdoor hockey game for Minnesota in more than eight decades.”
“The Hockey City Classic at TCF Bank Stadium will be a special event for the entire state of Minnesota,” Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said in a news release. “Outdoor hockey is a prominent fixture of Minnesota culture and we know that partnering with Intersport for this event will guarantee an unbelievable experience for everyone involved.”
Tickets for the doubleheader go on sale in October, and are $15. You can check out mygophersports.com for ticket information.
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