Favorite Minnesota Hockey Memories

Today, @mnwild, the Minnesota Wild’s official Twitter account, held a contest for tickets to tomorrow’s opening night game against the Colorado Avalanche at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild asked for fans’ favorite Minnesota Hockey moment. The response from the State of Hockey was so great, that the contest went from a single pair to 10 pairs of tickets.

The Lighthouse enjoyed the answers so much we decided to include them for all the non-tweeple out there – even if no one included St. Cloud State’s overtime win against North Dakota at the 2001 WCHA Final Five. But seriously, it’s the 21st century get on Twitter for a chance to win great prizes. Just beware of the Catfish.

Congrats to the winners:

@ jakehahayo: July 4th when Zach Parise came home to the State of Hockey for good #trueminnesotan #respect

@minnies779: when my son was in peewee’s and he scored his first goal. Now he is grown and in the navy.. Sure miss those hockey mom days…

@kylehenning: Matt Cullen’s overtime goal in the ’95 State Tournament Semifinals to lift 8th seed Moorhead Spuds over 1st seed Rochester-Mayo

@the1Randt: playing on the backyard rink that my dad built every year, friends, family, skating until dark and I couldn’t feel my toes.

@JonPHaugen: as a bantam coach in New Ulm, my favorite moment, was watching former players take ice at Xcel for greatest hockey tournament MSHSL

@dodgek01: my bday,1996 peewee tourny@ wheeler arena duluth. Staying up all night with my team watching dlth play an epic game v AV #SilverBay

@gradencheese: BSM taking the ’12 MSHSL state championship in a hockey fairytale with the events of Jack Jablonski driving the team’s determination

@maggiebazany: this moment after winning the 2012 high school state tournament and celebrating with my girls #unforgettable pic.twitter.com/YmMGFt4j

@AaronJorgenson: 2007 championship game when Blake Wheeler scored the game winning goal in over time. I haven’t missed a North Dakota series since.

@NicholasFenner: Zholtok to Brunette for the overtime winner in Game 7 versus the Colorado Avalanche. Greatest sports moment of my early childhood.

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