St. Paul, MN – October 5, 2021 – Minnesota Hockey today announced the host sites for the 2022 Minnesota Hockey State and Region Tournaments. For the ninth consecutive year, The Drive to State is presented by Chevy, and will be highlighted by 14 State Tournaments hosted by ten communities. Region Tournaments will be played March 4 through 6, followed by State Tournaments being played March 18 through 20.
The 14 State Tournaments will be played at ten locations throughout Minnesota.
|Junior Gold A||Plymouth||Plymouth Ice Center|
|Junior Gold B||Albertville||STMA Ice Arena|
|Junior Gold 16||Plymouth||Plymouth Ice Center|
|Bantam AA||Baudette||Lake of the Woods International Arena|
|Bantam A||East Grand Forks||East Grand Forks Civic Center|
|Bantam B||Blaine||Fogerty Ice Arena|
|Peewee AA||Cottage Grove||Cottage Grove Ice Arena|
|Peewee A||Woodbury||HealthEast Sports Center|
|Peewee B||Blaine||Fogerty Ice Arena|
Edina's Peewee AA team took home top honors at last year's state tournament.
|19U||Stillwater||St. Croix Valley Rec Center|
|15UA||Stillwater||St. Croix Valley Rec Center|
|15UB||Moorhead||Cullen Ice Center|
|12UA||Stillwater||St. Croix Valley Rec Center|
|12UB||Virginia||Iron Trail Motors Event Center|
Last year's 15UA state champions, the Andover Huskies.
Minnesota Hockey’s Region Tournaments will feature 35 tournaments at 29 locations across Minnesota this season as teams look to qualify for State. The Junior Gold High School League playdowns, which determine Junior Gold State participants, will take place at arenas in Bemidji (Junior Gold B North Division) and Blaine. The number and location of 15U B Region Tournaments will be added at a later date depending on the number of teams. The Minnesota Hockey Region Tournament locations are as follows:
|Bantam A||Hermantown||New Ulm||Woodbury||Buffalo|
|Bantam B||Hibbing||New Ulm||Hastings||Buffalo|
|Peewee AA||Grand Rapids||Stillwater||Stillwater||Burnsville|
|Peewee A||Duluth||Faribault||St. Louis Park||Moorhead|
|Peewee B||Moose Lake||Marshall||Maple Grove||Sartell|
|12UB||Cloquet||Marshall||South St. Paul||Monticello|
|15UA||Blaine (Fogerty)||Blaine (Fogerty)||Little Falls|
Wayzata capped an improbable run to last year's Bantam AA state title with a 2-1 double-overtime win over Maple Grove.