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WATCH: The Rink Live plans second day of streaming Hockey Day Minnesota interviews

Mick Hatten of The Rink Live interviews Brian Bissonette and Deb Pfaff of Bemidji about the city's role in hosting Hockey Day Minnesota. Jillian Gandsey / The Rink Live

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Rink Live will stream two more shows Friday, Jan. 18, as part of Hockey Day Minnesota.

Watch the live shows on The Rink Live 2 channel and revisit the archives (click the play button in the upper right corner of the channel to select past events) for in-depth conversations with coaches, hockey representatives and the people who are helping put on this year's event in Bemidji.

Mick Hatten, the Forum News Service sports editor and a long-time college hockey writer, will interview guests during shows at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Learn more about the schedule for The Rink Live and Hockey Day Minnesota below.

The Rink Live’s Streaming Schedule


1 p.m. — Minnesota Hockey executive director Glen Andresen will join Hatten to talk about several topics related to hockey in Minnesota. Afterward, BSU coaches Tom Serratore (men) and Jim Scanlan (women) will discuss college hockey.

3:30 p.m. — Andover High School Coach Mark Manney, whose No. 2-ranked team will face off against top-ranked Minnetonka on Saturday, will be joined by Bemidji High School Coach Eric Monsrud and Greenway Coach Grant Clafton to participate in a panel discussion about issues and topics important to high school hockey, including the impact of college recruiting and students leaving their hometowns early to play junior hockey.

Also streaming on The Rink Live on Thursday afternoon will be the weekly University of Minnesota men’s hockey press conference. Coverage from the Gophers’ media availability will be streaming on The Rink Live’s main channel. Both channels are available at the link above.

Game Schedule


7 p.m. — Michigan Tech vs. Bemidji State (men), at Lake Bemidji


9:30 a.m. — Andover vs. Minnetonka (boys), at Lake Bemidji (FSN/FS App)

1 p.m. — Minnesota State-Mankato vs. Bemidji State (women), at Lake Bemidji (FSN/FS App)

4 p.m. — Ohio State at Minnesota Duluth (women), at Amsoil Arena, Duluth (FSN Plus/FS2/FS App)

4:30 p.m. — Greenway vs. Bemidji (boys), at Lake Bemidji (FSN, FS App)

6:15 p.m. — Western Michigan at St. Cloud State (men), at Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, St. Cloud (FSN Plus/FS2/FS App)

8 p.m. — Columbus Blue Jackets at Minnesota Wild (NHL), at Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul (FSN/FS App)

Visit the Bemidji Pioneer’s website for even more coverage about this year’s Hockey Day Minnesota and the city’s storied hockey legacy. Find extensive hockey coverage, including college and high school, from Minnesota and North Dakota on The Rink Live.

Steve Wagner

As Forum Communications' director of content, Steve Wagner serves as the point person for content strategy and projects for the company's 30-plus newspapers. He oversees operations of Forum News Service, a regional wire provider to more than 100 newspapers, and guides newsroom collaboration between The Forum newspaper and WDAY TV.  Wagner also conducts training related to content, reporting and newsroom advancement. Previously, he served as editor at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald and Bemidji (Minn.) Pioneer, and worked in writing and editing roles at The Forum, where he won numerous awards for news reporting.

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