Following your team to Xcel Energy Center March 9-12 for the best the State of Hockey has to offer at the annual boys' high school hockey tournament? Look no further, here’s everything you need to know for a hockey-filled weekend in Saint Paul.
First things, first—tickets
Tickets are offered for each class as season books or single session. Class A season books and single-session tickets typically do not sell out and can be purchased from Xcel Energy Center in advance or at the gate. Class AA books are sold out (with a waitlist of about 5 years), but single session tickets can be purchased one hour before each session begins. Should these tickets be available, be prepared to arrive early and stand in line.
Now, onto the fun stuff—hockey, hockey, hockey
Saint Paul is a hockey town, and boy, do we know it. Grab a bite at Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub, deck yourself out in hockey swag from the Hockey Lodge in Xcel Energy Center and snap a selfie with the Herb Brooks statue near Rice Park. After your photo, stop in at his namesake restaurant (Herbie’s On the Park) for some more grub and a glimpse at his 1980 Olympic ring.