If you aren’t from Minnesota I’m sure you think I’m crazy for even writing about this. If you’re from MN, I’m sure your thinking right now which one you would rather have happen.
BreakdownUnless you’re from Minnesota, you really don’t know how big of a deal the State Tournament is for hockey. People pack the Xcel Energy Center like its a NHL game.
The Little League World Series on the other hand is a worldwide tournament. Every kid who plays, dreams of making it to Williamsport. Imagine being 11/12 and playing in front of a 47,000 people like the US Championship in 2015.On the current poll, MN State Hockey Championship is currently winning with 64.3% of the votes. I never played hockey so I can’t relate what it would mean to play in the state championship game. I attend every year and the atmosphere is nuts inside and outside the X, so I can only imagine what it would mean to play in a tournament that big.
Personally, I would choose the Little League World Series. Just to get to the LLWS you have to win your district, state, and regional tournaments. Being 12 you would feel on top of the world. Imagine how many nights you would have spent in a hotel with all your teammates? Growing up outta town tournaments were the highlight of my year. Imagine spending your entire summer as a 12 year old winning baseball games and traveling with your team from hotel to hotel.
If you grew up in Minnesota I’m sure you have dreamed of one of these happening. Would you rather be 12 being able to say you made it to Williamsport? Or would you rather be representing your school and playing in the State Championship Game in front of 19,000 fans? Every year we witness the excitement that comes with advancing to the state tournament.. For 49 states this isn’t even a relevant question. Fortunately we live in the State who hosts the best state tournament out there.
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