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US Hockey Hall Of Fame Classic Scheduled

By D. Johnson, 10/04/18, 11:30AM CDT


St Cloud State and Bemidji State to face off Tuesday, November 20th

U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic

Features St. Cloud State and Bemidji State

(Eveleth, Minnesota) Two of the state’s top college hockey teams are set to square off in the annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum Women’s Face-Off Classic on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m. CST at Essentia Health Sports Center in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Bemidji State University will take on St. Cloud State University in the annual benefit game.

“We are really looking forward to playing this game in Brainerd.  They have done a great job in this community with girl’s hockey at the youth level and it will be fun for people to come out and watch two in-state college hockey teams compete at the highest level,” said St. Cloud State Head Coach Eric Rud.

“Any time we have the opportunity to bring our game to a community that has not been exposed to women’s Division I hockey, and to showcase the tremendous skill level of the players on both teams, it is very exciting,” said Jim Scanlan, Bemidji State head coach.

Along with bringing women’s Division I hockey to a local community, this game raises awareness for the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Eveleth, Minnesota.
“Brainerd high school girls’ had an exciting run to state last year and this event will certainly create more excitement around girls’ hockey and both of these schools should spur more interest in hockey at our youth levels,” said Sam Blum, president, Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association. 

“As a girls’ high school hockey coach and just a fan of hockey in general, I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this game.  This is such a great opportunity for the Brainerd Lakes area to see hockey played at a high level,” said Jim Ernster, head coach, Brainerd High School Girls’ Hockey Team.

Game proceeds will go to Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen in Brainerd (  General Admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Online tickets are available at


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.