Excited fans gather from across Minnesota for girls hockey tournament

Fans say they drove from all over Minnesota to watch the big game.

“I’m really excited to watch it because we’ve played with Warroad kids before and they’re really nice and funny and it’s nice to watch family and friends play,” Viviane Mondick, girls hockey player, says.

Day three of the Minnesota Girls High School State Hockey Tournament is underway.

The first couple of days of the tournament set the stage for Saturday’s big championship at the Xcel Energy Center.

The number of people allowed to watch last year was limited because of COVID-19, and fans said they’re thrilled to see the game back in person.

Hockey players who did not make it to finals this year said they’ll watch the game closely so one day they can make it on the ice to compete.