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31st Annual Let's Play Hockey Expo this weekend

03/04/2020, 10:45am CST
By Let's Play Hockey

More than 120 vendors at this year's event, plus a new challenge course

The 31st Annual Let's Play Hockey Expo, the world's largest consumer hockey show, returns to Saint Paul RiverCentre March 6-7. Held in conjunction with the Minnesota State High School League's Boys' Hockey Tournament, the Expo is open to the public and offers a sneak peek at the hottest hockey equipment and merchandise, hockey schools and camps, training devices and much more. 

The 2020 Let's Play Hockey Expo is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

There is a $5 admission fee for attendees who are over 18. Tickets can be purchased at the Saint Paul RiverCentre Box Office. Guests 18 and under are still free. 

Hockey enthusiasts can check out gear from more than 120 exhibitors, including many companies exhibiting at the expo for the first time. Cutting-edge product demonstrations, giveaways, challenge course, a hockey mom and hockey dad competition, a lounge area to watch the high school games, hourly door prize drawings and celebrity appearances make the Expo one of the can't-miss hockey events of the season. In addition, a hockey memorabilia and sports card show will take place during the Expo. This year there will be several grand prizes given away to Expo attendees who register on-site. 

"This year we have set up a fun challenge course that allows for kids to test their skills in shooting accuracy, shooting velocity, passing, stick handling and agility," said Bryan Zollman, owner of Let's Play Hockey. "This will be a fun interactive that kids won't want to miss. We will publish the top kids in each age group in an upcoming edition of Let's Play Hockey and all kids will be eligible to win cool prizes from our sponsors."

Speaking of prizes, grand prizes include a home skate sharpener from Sparx and a backyard rink kit from Nice Rink. Other prizes will include sticks, gear and other hockey-related items.

There will also be a hockey mom and a hockey dad contest.

"We have to have something fun for mom and dad, so we are setting up a couple challenges they can try to win some cool grand prizes including a shopping spree at 24/7Active, a golf getaway package at Breezy Point resort, plus other great prizes."

This year the Expo will welcome several hockey celebrities including 1980 olympians Bill Baker, Buzz Schneider, Steve Christoff, Neal Broten and Mike Ramsey. Former NHL players Tom Chorske and Paul Broten. The On the Bench Guys will be on hand both Friday and Saturday form 1-3 p.m. And the cast form the Mighty Ducks will be signing autographs (ticket must be purchased for this) on Saturday at 2:30. More celebrity signings will be announced in the coming days.

The Saint Paul RiverCentre and the MSHSL Boys' State Hockey Tournament at Xcel Energy Center are connected, making it easy and convenient for fans to access the events. Last year's Let's Play Hockey Expo was attended by more than 30,000 hockey enthusiasts. The Expo is presented by Let's Play Hockey, the Minnesota Wild and Saint Paul RiverCentre.

Exhibitor List for 2020 Expo

24/7Active Sportzgear
A-Champs Interective Trainign Solutions S.L.
Absolute Filth
Accufli, INC
Beauty Status Hockey Co.
Bench Clearers
Biosteel Sports Nutrition
Black Biscuit
Bladetech Hockey
Bloomington CVB
Body Trick
Box Hockey
Build Your Game
Burggraf Skating
Carroll Goalie School/Brian's Custom Sports
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Dave's Sport Shop
deSigns Unlimited
Edge Power Trainer
Elevate Hockey/4 The Love of the Puck
ETS Sports Performance
EZ Sharp
FCA Hockey/ Northstar Christian Academy
FHIT & MAP Hockey
Flip Give
Funk Away
Gemini Athletic Wear
Gentry Academy
Girl Power/ Breezy Point Hockey Camps
Goalcrease/CCM Goalie
Goalie Guru
GoodWood Hockey
Grangroth Graphics
Green Biscuit, LLC
Haggard Hockey
HatTrick Custom Designs
Herb Brooks Foundation
Hockey 4 All
Hockey Dad Competition
Hockey Ministries International
Hockey Mom Competition
Hockey Wraparound/ Blade Shades
Howies Hockey Tape
Iron Range Apparel
Iron Sleek
JLG Architects
JT's Slapshot Hockey Shop
K1 Sportwear
Keener Jerseys
Knockout Net
Kobe/ Peranis
Lee County Sports Development
Let's Play Hockey
Lettermen Sports
Little Locker Room, LLC
Live Polar
Living the Dream Sports
Lumbr Hockey, LLC
MEGA Goaltending
Minnesota Dynasty
Minnesota Hockey
Minnesota Wild
Minny Beauts Hockey
MN Score Radio
MN Warriors Ice Hockey
NICC Hockey
Nice Rink
North American Hockey League
NovaCare Rehabilitation
Original Sauce Kit
Potent Hockey
Power Hockey, LLC
Premier Goaltending
Pro Edge Power
Pro Helmet Decals
Pro3 Solutions
Proguard Sports, INC
Propel Hockey Camps
Prosharp INC
Puck Hero, LLC
Puck Knob, LLC
Puck Style/Xedge Hockey
PuckStyle/Xedge Hockey
Q30 Innovations
Redwolf Jersey Works, LLC
Revolution Sports
Rick O Shay Goal Blocjer
Rink Rat Wrapz
Royalty Sports Performance Apparel, LLC
Sauce Toss
Scott Bjugstad Shooting School
Second Season Hockey
Second String Leather Company
Shattuck St. Mary's
Sideline Swap
Sparx Hockey
Sports Dream
State of Hockey
Stick Stow
String King
Team Bottles
The Goalie Club
The Iron Ranger
The Rink Live
Top Shelf Targets, LLC
Total Sports/ Mighty Ducks
Tourney Time
Tovi Hockey
Twin Cities Orthopedics
Uptown Woodworks
US Pond Hockey Championships
US Speedskating/ Midway Speed Skating Club
Violet Victoria
Vizual Edge
Wissota Skate Sharpening
YellowBird Coffee
Yound Speeds
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