Vintage Minnesota Hockey.com is dedicated to those from Minnesota's past whom have carved out Minnesota's rich hockey history from the "State-of-Hockey". It is our wish to relive those rich memories of Minnesota hockey yesteryears. From the Millers at the old Minneapolis Arena, to the North Stars at the Met Center, and the Old-Barn at Mariucci Arena - where countless Minnesota hockey legends were made. Vintage Minnesota Hockey wishes to take a step-back-in-time, and keep those memories alive forever.
Webmaster/Owner: Kyle "Mite Hockey" circa 1982
We update the site on a daily basis with new content, history, and photos. If there is a certain Minnesota Hockey players bio you would like to be showcased in the MN Icons page, please let us know. We are consistently seeking out new, historical content to be added, and preserved. We have assisted in the digitization of several former Amateur, Collegiate, NHL players & Hall of Fame Coaches personal family archives, including several Historical Societies throughout Minnesota. 100's of personal scrapbooks, countless photo albums, arena images from City Offices, the ENTIRE US Hockey Hall of Fame archives in Eveleth, MN, and the Bob O'Connor State Tournament VHS collection to DVD - that we assisted in the digitization and preservation process forever. If you have an interesting piece of data, player information, or old images from Minnesota's hockey past we would like to talk to you - since pre-internet history is sometimes hard to obtain.
We would like to give special thanks to the Minnesota Historical Society, and Minnesota Wild Curator of History Roger Godin for "opening-the-vaults" to Vintage Minnesota Hockey to make our dream of having this website a reality. Without Rogers help, and his vast hockey knowledge on Minnesota's hockey roots from the St. Paul Athletic Club era, their wouldn't be any hockey heritage in Minnesota to relive.
Our storefront @ ClassicMNHockey.com donates to different silent auctions and fundraisers (please contact us for more information). In addition to running the historical website and becoming more established with our storefront we are able to donate a percentage of our earnings to local youth hockey programs. It gives us great personal satisfaction to be able to support youth hockey in Minnesota - because it was during our personal time in those programs that we truly learned the importance of friendship, commitment and leadership!
"You know, Willie Wonka said it best: We are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams, we should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we're too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams. I'm a dreamer." Herb Brooks
Minnesota Wild and Roger Godin:
For help on the St. Paul AC's era and photos sent to VMH.com for placement
Beth Marvin and the Volunteer Staff at the Warroad Historical Society:
For photos and information on the Warroad Memorial Arena, Warroad Lakers hockey club, and Cal Marvin
Former Legendary Players/Coach Interviews: Thanks to everyone who agreed to conduct a taped interview with VMH.Com. Special thanks to Butch Williams for his insight on Duluth hockeys past and for information/photos from the RIP/Tommy Williams collection
Minnesota Historical Society:
For official photo release and access to the Historical Society database for placement on VMH.com
University Archivist Tom Steman & St. Cloud State University Archives:
Special thanks for information and photos on St. Cloud State Teachers College and St. Cloud State University for placement on the SCSU Huskies hockey history page
For hockey stats on History Pages
Paul Henning and GopherHockeyHistory.com:
Thanks again Paul for the website inspiration
Eric Lichtenberg and Eric Lichtenberg Design:
Thanks again for the assistance and graphic design elements!
Terrence Fogarty and TerrenceFogarty.com: Thanks for allowing VMH.com to use your images in the pages of our website. Also thanks to Chris at Art Barbarians and ArtBarbarians.com for your help
United States Hockey Hall of Fame:
Historical data and images shown taken by VMH.com within USHHoF
United States Hockey League:
Special thanks for digging through boxes at the league offices and finding old photos of the St. Paul Vulcans for placement on Vulcans History Page