Beyond Tomorrow: Bittner’s decision to play in the WHL paying off
Hockey in Minnesota can be traced back to 1883 when Frank Barron introduced the game of ice polo to the town of St. Paul. 15 years later, the first hockey game in Minnesota would be played under the lights of Athletic Park in Minneapolis. The entire state quickly fell in love with the game and to help aid its growing popularity, communities all over the Gopher State began putting up their own ice rinks.
The small town of Crookston, located a little over five hours from Minneapolis, was not exempt from this hockey craze. With a population of fewer than 10,000, community pride runs deep in the heart of all its residents.… read more