The Delights of Des Moines, Iowa, Minnesota’s Minor League City

Just a hair less than 250 miles south of the Twin Cities sits the city of Des Moines, Iowa, the state’s capital city. As a major hub for the insurance industry, it’s nicknamed the “Hartford of the West.” Though the city received a much more flattering honor in 2017 when SportsBusiness Journal named it the … [ Read more]

Herb Brooks-inspired restaurant opening in St. Paul this month

It’s no secret that many Minnesotans love hockey. Across the state, people sleep, breathe, and eat the sport. And opening this month, fans will be able to devour even more hockey at Herbie’s on the Park. To honor the late and great “Miracle on Ice” coach and Minnesota legend, Herb Brooks, Minnesota Wild owner, Craig … [ Read more]

Ed Belfour sells Olympic gold medal to fund distillery

Former NHL goaltender Ed Belfour raised nearly $179,000 to join his son in the distillery business. The auction included 66 items of memorabilia, including his gold medal from the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Belfour was the third-string goalie on Canada’s team in Salt Lake, not seeing any playing time behind Martin Brodeur and Curtis Joseph. … [ Read more]

St. Cloud State University welcomes a new player in the hockey arena: beer

The St. Cloud State University athletic department got approval from the City Council to serve beer at its hockey arena, reports St. Cloud Times. Come join us on a night of firsts! Men's hockey game on January 1st, first chance to see Arizona State play hockey, and first chance to enjoy a beer while watching … [ Read more]

Zach Parise votes “None of the above” for new UND nickname

Former Fighting Sioux hockey star and current Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise told Star Tribune that of the new University of North Dakota nicknames up for a vote this week, none pass the test. Since “Fighting Sioux” was stripped from UND in 2012 after being deemed offensive by the NCAA, five new nicknames have emerged to take its place: Fighting … [ Read more]