The debate about whether Fargo is a “hockey town” swings on perception and reality. If the measure is comparisons of fan attendance between ice hockey and other sports, Fargo is not a hockey town. That crown goes to RedHawks baseball, Bison football and basketball, and auto racing at the speedway near West Fargo. If the measure is grass-roots agitation for more hockey teams and venues, Fargo is not a hockey town, as recent unsuccessful votes for ice buildings attest.
Doug Peters is not a glass-half-full kind of guy. No, his glass is overflowing and spilling all over the floor.
So when the Minnesota State University Moorhead athletic director says the odds are 50-50 that the Dragons will add an NCAA Division I hockey program – both men’s and women’s teams – you have to take it with a smidgen of salt. What’s he going to say – that there is no chance?
Urban Plains Center could be home to team Minnesota State University Moorhead is considering launching an NCAA Division I hockey team and using the Urban Plains Center as a possible home, MSUM President Edna Szymanski said Monday.
Amy Dalrymple and Eric Peterson
, April 07, 2009
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