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Photo Feature: Riley’s Big Night

Photographer Rick Olson spent an evening with Minnesota Wild honorary flag bearer, Riley Kane, on Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night as the Wild faced the Ottawa Senators on Nov. 2, 2021

To learn Riley’s complete story, read ‘Riley’s Fight’
by Brian Halverson

Rick started as a sports photojournalist WCCO-TV in 1981, covering the North Stars, Vikings, Twins, Gophers, and more. Assignments include the Stanley Cup Finals, World Series, and NFC Championship games. Rick still loves playing hockey and shooting hockey is his favorite sport to cover. He shot and edited the year-end highlight videos for the North Stars and Chicago Blackhawks for years before being hired by the North Stars to work in the Sales & Marketing department shortly before their 1991 Stanley Cup run. Rick lives in Eden Prairie, MN and started shooting photos of the EPHS hockey teams in 2014. He has contributed photos to the Eden Prairie News, USA Today, as well as other publications. You can follow him on Twitter @rickolson77 and Instagram rickolson77

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