Minnesota’s “Hockeyland” #1 Documentary over the Weekend
Minnesota and Hockey. It's like peas and carrots. Now I sound like Forrest Gump, but they go together. This is "Hockeyland" which is also the name of a new documentary focusing on high school hockey in Northern Minnesota.
This documentary came out over the weekend and was shown at Parkwood Theatres in Waite Park.
Check out the trailer:
According to "Bring Me the News",
"Hockeyland" follows the rivalry of Hermantown and Eveleth-Gilbert, two of the historic hockey powers roaming Minnesota's Northland each winter before often busing down Interstate 35 to St. Paul for the renowned boys' state hockey tournament.
There's a Facebook page dedicated to the movie with everything you need or want to know about the movie.
The director of the movie is Tommy Haines. He grew up in the Iron Range of Minnesota and played hockey. He knows first hand how this rivalry went down, and the movie captures that feeling.
Variety had this to say about the film:
Fast on-ice action is paired with an observational approach to examine two communities and their teen heroes through debilitating injuries, off-ice troubles, family health concerns, and the expectations of being a future star in the NHL.
At first, this film has been released in the Midwest, and afterward this past weekend, will have more of a widespread release including streaming services later this Fall.
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