Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
The Mites (K-third grade) take over the Cardinal Arena in two sessions, depending on grade, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 on Tuesdays. Here, former Cardinal hockey great Darin Strand (WHS 2001) lines up little skaters for a sprint.
Willmar notebook: New breed of rink rats
That’s the new slogan for youth hockey here.
It’s the sport that has to recruit, somehow.
Basketball has an edge because every school has a gym and it doesn’t take much to outfit a kid in sneakers and shorts. Football and baseball are all over TV and most dads had a try at them growing up.
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