Duluth Heritage Sports Center competing for best arena in MN

By KBJR News 1

July 25, 2014 Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 9:53 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - After a first round victory over Hibbing's Memorial Arena, the Duluth Heritage Sports Center is still in the bracket for the ice arena that best represents the State of Hockey.

The Sports Center is facing off against some of Minnesota's best arenas in the "Hockey Hotdish Tournament" on Let'sPlayHockey.com.

After the first round, five of the eight remaining arenas in the "Barn Division" are from northern Minnesota. They include the Eveleth Hippodrome, and the IRA Civic Center, in Grand Rapids.

Hibbing Sports Camp coach David Lofstuen says you barely need to look around to see Minnesota's hockey heritage filling the Sports Center.

"I mean, if you just look around you can see all the stuff we have. You have jerseys everywhere, pictures going all the way along the side. You really just get the feel of Duluth hockey here," said Lofstuen, taking a moment from his scrimmage to make the statement.

In a David versus Goliath style match up, the Heritage now faces off against the Mariucci Arena: home of the Golden Gophers in the Twin Cities.

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