Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Join the Dakota County Historical Society for this virtual presentation as we explore a significant year in Minnesota's hockey history. "Fast & Rough: Minnesota's Hockey Scene in 1920" is presented by Jayson Hron.
Many Minnesotans' hockey consciousness begins with the first state high school hockey tournament in 1945, or the North Stars' birth in 1967. However, important moments in Minnesota's hockey development as the State of Hockey occurred long before 1945 or 1967. 1920 was an influential year across the county, as the U.S. emerged as a world power, thousands of soldiers continued to return home from World War I, many women gained the right to vote and the U.S. earned silver in hockey at the Olympics. The year shaped up as an inflection point that pushed hockey to a new level of popularity in Minnesota. This presentation will give a glimpse into some 1920s most significant Minnesota hockey people and happenings within the context of what was going on at the time.
Jayson Hron is a former communications manager for USA Hockey in Colorado Springs, Colo. and currently works as Director of Communications and Marketing for the Port Authority in Duluth. He started his career as a sportswriter, editor and page designer with Murphy McGinnis Newspapers. He also served as communications director for the United States Hockey League and later, director of public relations in the athletics department at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Since 1999, he has freelanced as a contributor to numerous media outlets, with bylines appearing at MinnPost.com, ESPN.com, The Hockey News, the St. Cloud Times, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Arizona Republic.
This presentation is offered free of charge thanks to the Union Pacific Foundation's COVID Relief Grant. While there is no admission, we encourage you to provide a donation to help offset the lost revenue experienced by COVID.
Registration is required to view the presentation. You will receive a confirmation email of your registration immediately after, with a second email closer to the event date with a link to the program held via Zoom. You do not need a Zoom account to view the program.