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Minnesota to face Minnesota State in U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Women’s Face-Off Classic

08/19/2019, 10:45am CDT
By Staff Reports

Game set for Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3:30 p.m., at the Dakotah! Ice Center in Prior Lake, Minn.

Photo: David Faulkner/SPX Sports

Two of the top women’s teams from the country’s premier hockey conference will battle in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 3:30 p.m., at the Dakotah! Ice Center in Prior Lake, Minn. 

The NCAA Division I match-up will feature Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) rivals University of Minnesota against Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

“We are thrilled to once again be playing in the Hall of Fame game versus Minnesota State, Mankato,” said University of Minnesota Head coach Brad Frost.  “We know the atmosphere will be great as Division I women’s hockey comes to a community arena in Prior Lake.  We look forward to showcasing our great sport to the community of Prior Lake and the surrounding areas.”

The game will raise awareness for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Eveleth, Minn., along with bringing women’s Division I hockey to a local community.

In addition to the college game, there will be a girls’ high school game between Prior Lake and Rosemount, and a girls’ 12U A & 12U B tournament.  This will make for a great girls’ and women’s hockey weekend in Prior Lake.

Game proceeds will go to Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver & Dakota counties plus Greater Mankato Area United Way.

The Prior Lake-Savage Hockey Association, Prior Lake High School and Smoke Signals are helping support the event.

Additional event details will be announced in coming months.
The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum ( was established in 1973 with the goal of preserving the rich history of ice hockey in the United States while recognizing the extraordinary contributions of select players, coaches, administrators, officials and teams.  

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