You might remember that time I wrote about the time I became a hockey mom.

He's tried lots of sports in his little life. From baseball to soccer to golf and basketball. He loves football and snowboarding and is still as passionate as ever about hockey.

I get that it's like against the religion of the state of Minnesota to not want your kid to play hockey but I did not want my kid to play hockey.

With five kids we're busy enough, I thought. And of all the things I've dreamed about myself, being a hockey mom was not one of them. {excerpt}

So my soon-to-be 9-year-old is just as in love with the sport of hockey as he was back then and the passion doesn't appear to be going anywhere. He is totally self-motivated and WANTS to play. I've never seen anything like it. He eats, sleeps, talks hockey. It's the biggest motivator and incentive to do well in school and behave and I continue to be amazed at the love he has for the sport.



While I learn how to embrace the world of hockey {starting with tying his skates tight enough!} I was excited to learn that our community, St. Michael-Albertville, has earned a spot among the top 10 to become Kraft's first ever Hockeyville USA. They've already earned $20,000 in arena upgrades but $150,000 is on the line now.

From the press release- 

STMA was the only community from the “State of Hockey” to win a spot in the final 10. There are five communities each from the West and East regions, all vying for a spot in the final four. Voting to earn a spot in the semifinal began at 11 p.m. Monday, April 13 and will continue until 10:59 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 16.


There are three ways to vote in the Kraft Hockeyville USA contest. Fans can text “Albertville” to 35350, call in a vote at 1-855-255-5975, or visit and vote online. Voting is open to all those 13 years of age and older, and voters can submit 50 votes via EACH method, for a total of 150 entries each day. Further details are on the Kraft Hockeyville website.


Supporters in STMA have also set up a website with information about the contest at, and a Facebook Event site with voting reminders and instructions is also available.

From one hockey parent to the rest, please go vote and help support a local Minnesota hockey town! Thanks for supporting our hockey future here in STMA.

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