By Wes Bolin
Head Boys Varsity Coach, Woodbury HS
Winter is in the air and so is the most exciting part of hockey. For the next four months, the State of Hockey will focus ... not on college hockey, which is still trying to create its new identity ... not on junior hockey, which is but a distant image to Minnesota fans ... and not on the Wild, for the true excitement of the NHL will be generated six months from now. Minnesota hockey fans will now focus its attention on the part of the game that defines our state – the high school hockey season!