The Gear Up Minnesota! equipment grant program donated 12 sets of new starter hockey equipment to the Sauk Rapids Youth Hockey Association on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Erica McKenzie, former U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team member and current Minnesota Wild employee, Nordy the Minnesota Wild mascot and Dave Margenau, President of Minnesota Hockey, made the donation to Tory Van Halbeck, President of Sauk Rapids Youth Hockey Association at Sports Arena EAST located at 1410 3rd Ave. S. in Sauk Rapids. Following the brief program, McKenzie and Nordy signed autographs and participated in an open skate with youth players at the arena. Many Sauk Rapids residents participated in this event. EVERYONE had a GREAT time!