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Record 9 Stillwater Youth Teams to State


(Photo courtesy of MHM photographers Jonny Watkins and Jeff Wegge)


Contact: Jeanette Geisbauer
Phone: (612) 978-2901

STILLWATER, Minn., March 12, 2018 – In an historical event, the Stillwater Area Hockey Association (SAHA), is sending nine boys and girls youth hockey teams to the Minnesota Hockey State Tournament on March 16-18, 2018.  SAHA had an incredibly strong 2017-2018 season sending 15 teams to the Minnesota Hockey Regional Tournament, and advancing nine teams to the Minnesota Hockey State Tournament.

“This is a fantastic accomplishment for our youth hockey program. We are sending a record amount of teams to the State Tournament,” said Bill Kohn, SAHA’s Boys Traveling Program Director. “We couldn’t be more thrilled for our community and to see the success of our program continue to grow.” 

Eric St. Martin, SAHA’s Director of Girls’ Hockey, said, “I’m very proud that three of our girls teams qualified for the State Tournament. It shows the wonderful depth and talent of our program at every age level.”

The Minnesota Hockey State Tournament will take place in host cities across the state on March 16-18, 2018.  Stillwater’s nine teams will be playing for the State title in the following locations:

Team                                      State Tournament Location

Junior Gold A                          Blaine, Fogerty Ice Arena
Junior Gold U16 Red               Blaine, Fogerty Ice Arena
Junior Gold U16 Black             Blaine, Fogerty Ice Arena
U15 B                                    Woodbury, HealthEast Sports Center
U12 B Red                             South St. Paul, Doug Woog Arena
U12 B Black                          South St. Paul, Doug Woog Arena
PeeWee AA                           Duluth, Heritage Sports Center
PeeWee A                              Duluth, Heritage Sports Center
PeeWee B1                            St. Cloud, Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC)

Stillwater Area Hockey Association (SAHA), located in Stillwater, Minnesota, is a youth hockey program that promotes and develops an inclusive, safe and fun hockey environment for all girls and boys who reside in the School District 834. The association goal is to create a respected hockey association that focuses on development of good sportsmanship, character, teamwork and individual achievement in hockey. Visit SAHA online at, on Twitter and Instagram @sahahockey or follow us on Facebook at

Minnesota Hockey, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, with the help of the thousands of volunteers, continues to make great strides toward our vision of creating a positive experience so all participants enjoy, excel and develop a lifelong passion for ice hockey. By partnering with community hockey associations, districts, programs and leagues, Minnesota Hockey provides the leadership, structure, education and programs to grow participation, develop hockey and life skills of all participants in a positive and safe environment.

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