As Angela Jimenez’s images here on the MPR News site conveyed, there’s nothing quite like the boys’ state hockey tournament in Minnesota. It’s NHL-caliber play (or nearly so) in a miniature version.
But while people come for the hockey, they might as well stay for the hair, because it, too, has become a tradition apparently unique to flyover country.
For the past five years, ad exec John King has ranked the beauty, the splendor, the wonder of their hair.
Here, then, are this year’s winners in the competition. This year, it benefits the Hendrickson Foundation, which helps disabled hockey players.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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