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FS North Preps Plans For '18 Version Of Hockey Day Minnesota

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 18

Hockey Day Minnesota, FS North’s annual programming stunt, kicks off Saturday morning at 9:00am ET. Over 14 hours, the RSN will produce two high-school hockey games, two outdoor college hockey games and the Lightning-Wild NHL game. FS North also will provide multiple camera angles and 180-degr...

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