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Old Timers Hockey Assoc. Hosts State Tourney Preview

Expert Panel Discussion on Tap

The MN Old Timers Hockey Association, which has been around since the early 1980’s, will host their first ever State Tournament Preview at DeGidio’s restaurant ( ) on Monday, March 4, 2024, from 7-9 pm.
DeGidio’s is located at: : 425 7th Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102. 

It is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is FREE.  Hor d’oeuvres will be served.  Location at DeGidio’s will be in the back room.

The association historically has hosted three major events each year; a fall luncheon, a golf tourney and a spring roast. 

Their primary charity is the John Mariucci Lodge at Camp Confidence for disabled children, located at Lake Sylvan in northern Minnesota. They have raised several hundred thousand dollars for this program to-date and was one of  Mariucci’s favorite causes. This State Tournament Preview is a first for the Old Timers Association. 

Mike McGraw, a local well-known hockey celebrity, is now the President of this organization.

The State Tournament Preview will be in the format of an expert panel discussion.

Featured presenters/panelists include:

  • Danny Ryan Youth Hockey Hub
  • Loren Nelson Legacy Hockey
  • Dave La Vaque Legacy Hockey, MN Hockey Hub
  • Jerry Borough Minnesota Hockey Connection
  • Karl Schuettler Minnhock blog and Youth Hockey Hub Podcast

Each of these analysts sees a minimum of 50 high school games per year and they attend fall Elite League games.

This new format promises to very informative and entertaining. 

Each presenter will have 10 minutes to talk about the Class A and the Class AA tournaments, followed by 5 minutes to talk about who they see as top performers and their picks for Mr Hockey and the Frank Brimsek top goalie.

The evening discussion will finish with questions.  It should be fun evening and a great way to get some serious insight in the upcoming tournament.

If you would like more information on this event, on the association’s other events or on how to join the MN Old Timers Hockey Association, please contact:

Mike McGraw
President of Minnesota Old Timers Assoc.

Bill brings many years of hockey and business experience to the MHM team. He earned a Math degree at University of St. Mary's while playing 4 years of D-III varsity hockey in the MIAC. Played hockey in Europe while serving 4 years in the USAF at the end of the Vietnam conflict. Continued his 38+ year professional IT career in various business application functional management positions. After returning from Europe continued to play competitive hockey in the USHL and Senior A hockey clubs for the next 15 years. Continues to play in Adult leagues and plays in USA Hockey and other organization sponsored national tournaments on a regular basis. Serves as a Business Advisor, IT Consultant and Associate Publisher for

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