Every level of hockey, all across the state — from the ponds to the pros — will be covered on the Star Tribune’s new hockey beat.

The best way to follow this new coverage is to sign up for the free Puck Drop e-mail report. Issue No. 1 was released Wednesday, and we’ll deliver these e-mail reports several times a week.

Exclusive hockey coverage from the Star Tribune will appear in Puck Drop, and we’ll also point you from this report to coverage of the Wild, NHL, Gophers and college hockey and boys’ and girls’ high school hockey. Puck Drop will also take readers to corners of our hockey communities we don’t traditionally cover.

The Puck Drop blog is here and the web page is here.

If hockey is your thing, or even if Minnesota is your thing, we hope you check out Puck Drop and join us in this new adventure.

CHRIS CARR, Sports Editor

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