Minnesota’s Best High School Hockey Players Compete For Schwan Cup

Minnesota’s Best High School Hockey Players Compete For Schwan Cup


GAME AND ARE GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO. DAVID McCOY WILL HAVE MORE LATER IN SPORTS. A BIG REASON MINNESOTA IS KNOWN AS THE STATE OF HOCKEY. HOLIDAY HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS ARE A RICH TRADITION THIS TIME OF YEAR. ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS HAPPENS TO BE THE NATION’S LARGEST. 128 BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS ARE PLAYING FOR MUCH MORE THAN BRAGGING RIGHTS. OF ALL THE HOLIDAY HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS VIEWING FOR TEAMS AND FANS, ONE CLEARLY STANDS OUT. THE NUMBER OF TEAMS IS HUGE. 64 BOYS AND 64 GIRLS TEAMS THAT COME TOGETHER TO PLAY IN ONE LOCATION. FOR 16 YEARS THE SCHWAN CUP HAS BEEN A HOCKEY PLAYER’S POST CHRISTMAS PRESENT, THE GIFT OF A GOLD CUP. YOU HAVE THAT EXTRA EXCITEMENT AND IT’S ALSO FUN BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE COMPARED TO NORMAL. Reporter: TOURNAMENT ORGANIZERS OFFER FOUR SEPARATE DIVISIONS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. WE OFFER MULTIPLE DIVISIONS SO EVERYBODY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT. YOU ARE GOING TO GET GOOD COMPETITION AT YOUR SKILL LEVEL. Reporter: CENTENNIAL GIRLS IS RANKED IN THE TOP TEN PROVING IT TODAY WITH TEN GOALS IN THE OPENING GAME. HUGHES LIKES THE ADDED STAKES. IT IS SUPER EXCITING TO BE AROUND THE ATMOSPHERE BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY TEAMS. YOU SEE OTHER TEAMS WATCHING IN THE STANDS. IT’S JUST A DIFFERENT ATMOSPHERE THAN JUST A REGULAR HOCKEY GAME. Reporter: THE SALTER FAMILY JUST MOVED TO MINNESOTA FROM CHICAGO AND SAYS IT IS TOURNAMENTS LIKE THIS ONE WHICH DEFINE THE STATE OF HOCKEY. IT’S EXCITING TO BE PLAYING HOCKEY. WE JUST MOVED HERE RECENTLY. JUST TO BE IN THIS ATMOSPHERE, ETC., IS REALLY GOOD. Reporter: SHE’S PLAYING WITH TALENT LIKE HUGHES AND LINDER WHO SOON FLY TO PLAY FOR TEAM USA IN THE WORLD TOURNAMENT. FIRST THERE IS A CUP TO WIN TO PROVE THEIR AMONG THE STATE’S BEST. FOR THE BOYS REALLY THE ENTIRE DIVISION IS UP FOR GRABS. THE GREAT THING IS WATCHING THE TEAMS GO FROM THE SCHWAN CUP TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT. GIRLS WILL CROWN CHAMPIONS WINS. BOYS START THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. AMONG THE CURRENT TOP RANKED BOYS TEAMS, HALF WILL BE PLAYING IN THE SCHWAN CUP GOLD DIVISION. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE YOU WILL SEE MANY OF THOSE TEAMS COME MARCH.

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