The 45 nominees range from the professional ranks, which would include the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota North Stars and the Minnesota Fighting Saints of the WHA and numerous college choices in not only Division 1, the University of Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota State, Bemidji State and St. Cloud State, but from the lower NCAA divisions as well.
Then there are the many high schools who field both boys and girls teams represented and even youth hockey jerseys as well as some rec hockey beer league or pond hockey teams nominated.
The submission phase has now ended and the contest has entered the voting phase, and this is where we need your help to get our nomination through to the next round.
We chose a classic old-school jersey from the legendary Warroad Warriors high school program. Warroad, hailing from northern Minnesota on the shore of Lake of the Woods just six miles from the Canadian border, is a regular participant in the annual Minnesota State High School hockey tournament, having made 21 state tournament appearances, dating back to 1948, with four championships won, those coming in Class A in 1994, 1996, 2003 and 2005.
The particular jersey we nominated was worn from 2001 through the midway point of the 2008-09 season, which included the 2005 championship season when the Warriors went undefeated with a 29-0-2 record.