There should always be a regional in St. Paul
by Nihilist In Golf Pants (2013-03-31 19:38:27)
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  In reply to: Instead of venting about playing games in dead arenas  posted by wearendhockey

Yes, it would give the Gophers an advantage. However, more people care about college hockey within 90 minutes of the Twin Cities than any other place outside of the east coast.

A St. Paul regional would have the following teams within a four hour drive: MN, UMD, MSU Mankato, SCSU, Wisconsin and North Dakota. That's 3 major hockey powers as well as a set of teams that regularly participates in the tournament.

Until Toledo and Grand Rapids can demonstrate that they can put butts in seats, they should be excluded from hosting events.


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