NBC Sports Features our Warroad, Minnesota Hockey RootsBy Marvin Windows and Doors
Located less than a half hour from the Canadian border, and with a population of just under 1,800, Warroad, Minnesota is probably an easy town to miss unless you happen to be from there, or know somebody from there.
This small town has become such a hockey factory and developed such a rich history within the sport — at all levels — that it has been dubbed “Hockeytown, USA.”
One of the biggest driving forces behind hockey in Warroad over the years has been the Marvin Family, owners of the largest employer in Warroad (Marvin Windows and Doors), for contributing to the construction of the Warroad Gardens rink and helping to ensure that kids always have a place to skate. That commitment has helped drive a passion for hockey in the town that has helped it produce a lasting impact on the sport that has been felt locally (the dominant boys and girls high school programs), Internationally, and in the NHL.
The NBC Sports Group celebrated Hockey Day in America with an NHL quadrupleheader followed by a documentary that brings the rich hockey tradition of Warroad to life through iconic Olympic athletes and professional hockey players.
Read more in NBC Sports and watch the documentary here.