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Advice on Attending the Hockey Tournament

Post by Joe2015 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:53 am

I will be attending the Boy's Hockey Tournament for the first time this year. Looking for info from people who go every year. Where is the best place to park? Any public transportation options? I assume for those who go to the morning and evening sessions, it just makes sense to stay parked down there as opposed to leaving and coming back. What do people do between sessions? Good restaurants/bars in the area? Any advice would be welcome: thanks!

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Post by alcloseshaver » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:22 am

Ask someone from East...

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Re: Advice on Attending the Hockey Tournament

Post by elliott70 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:50 am

Joe2015 wrote:I will be attending the Boy's Hockey Tournament for the first time this year. Looking for info from people who go every year. Where is the best place to park? Any public transportation options? I assume for those who go to the morning and evening sessions, it just makes sense to stay parked down there as opposed to leaving and coming back. What do people do between sessions? Good restaurants/bars in the area? Any advice would be welcome: thanks!
Go to the Liffey and ask for Packerboy.
He is quite the guy.
Tell him you are a poster on this board and he will buy you a drink, perhaps your lunch.

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Post by elliott70 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:52 am

If you are being serious, find a place to park when you get close to the X.
Stay there all day.
Plenty of places to eat, drink and be merry.
Talk to the people around you, you will have fun.

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Post by elliott70 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:54 am

And if by chance Bemidji loses, watch out for a big ugly guy cuz he will be looking to pound on DJ.

And remember, 'rollcardsroll'.

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Post by Zamman » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:11 am

If there all day, park in the X ramp. $15. Eating is always a challenge. Cosetta's is great, but you will wait in line.

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Post by Sats81 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:20 am

Yes, and if you want to see Bemidji play make sure to get there THURSDAY. Otherwise you will likely have to head to Minneapolis to catch them at Mariucci. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by TheHockeyDJ » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:26 am

elliott70 wrote:And if by chance Bemidji loses, watch out for a big ugly guy cuz he will be looking to pound on DJ.

And remember, 'rollcardsroll'.
Why would Sats be mad about Bemidji losing?
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Post by Sats81 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:28 am

TheHockeyDJ wrote:
elliott70 wrote:And if by chance Bemidji loses, watch out for a big ugly guy cuz he will be looking to pound on DJ.

And remember, 'rollcardsroll'.
Why would Sats be mad about Bemidji losing?
The nice part about the tournament is we won't have to worry about you DJ. Your team will be watching on TV.....or listening via radio...or whatever they do up there in "God's Country"

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Post by elliott70 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:55 am

Sats81 wrote:Yes, and if you want to see Bemidji play make sure to get there THURSDAY. Otherwise you will likely have to head to Minneapolis to catch them at Mariucci. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
But being around all the Lakeville South people at Mariucci will be fun on Friday morning.

:lol:

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Post by Sats81 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:03 am

elliott70 wrote:
Sats81 wrote:Yes, and if you want to see Bemidji play make sure to get there THURSDAY. Otherwise you will likely have to head to Minneapolis to catch them at Mariucci. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
But being around all the Lakeville South people at Mariucci will be fun on Friday morning.

:lol:
Yes, they like hanging out there to watch other teams play.

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Post by elliott70 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:06 am

Sats81 wrote:
elliott70 wrote:
Sats81 wrote:Yes, and if you want to see Bemidji play make sure to get there THURSDAY. Otherwise you will likely have to head to Minneapolis to catch them at Mariucci. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
But being around all the Lakeville South people at Mariucci will be fun on Friday morning.

:lol:
Yes, they like hanging out there to watch other teams play.
And this year will it be Farmington?

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Post by Sats81 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:38 am

elliott70 wrote:
Sats81 wrote:
elliott70 wrote:
Sats81 wrote:Yes, and if you want to see Bemidji play make sure to get there THURSDAY. Otherwise you will likely have to head to Minneapolis to catch them at Mariucci. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
But being around all the Lakeville South people at Mariucci will be fun on Friday morning.

:lol:
Yes, they like hanging out there to watch other teams play.
And this year will it be Farmington?
No. Their season will end in Rochester also.

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Re: Advice on Attending the Hockey Tournament

Post by gitter » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:31 am

Joe2015 wrote:I will be attending the Boy's Hockey Tournament for the first time this year. Looking for info from people who go every year. Where is the best place to park? Any public transportation options? I assume for those who go to the morning and evening sessions, it just makes sense to stay parked down there as opposed to leaving and coming back. What do people do between sessions? Good restaurants/bars in the area? Any advice would be welcome: thanks!
Get there early for parking - its just easier, and as other have said leave your car all day. There are numerous ramps/lots nearby. Everything will be busy - especially Eagle St grill/bar, along with McGovern's and Tom Reid's. Other places such as Pazzaluna, Kincaid's, St Paul Grill are more upscale and not as busy. Wild Tymes and GreatWaters are tucked away and decent options where you aren't packed like sardines. Alary's is a 15 minute walk (they also have a shuttle from Xcel) and is fun too. There are more that I have not listed - you really can't go wrong as long as you can find a barstool.

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Post by Miracleon82ndstreet » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:32 am

I won't be surprised if Farmington's season ends in Lakeville vs South. North will probably be the 1 seed. If Farmington does make it to Rochester, I don't think they beat North for a third time. I could be wrong! It's tough to beat someone 3 times in a year especially this group of North players. Plus I believe one of Farmington's top players is out for the season. I think the injury occurred when they played North.

Good luck to all the teams the rest of the season and throughout the sections and state tournament. Playing in the state tournament is awesome and I'm sure winning it is unbelievable!

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Post by karl(east) » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:24 pm

alcloseshaver wrote:Ask someone from East...
Hmm, I guess we would be authorities, no? :wink:

Getting back on top, Gitter has you covered on most things, and it really is hard to go wrong anywhere along 7th. There often isn't a whole ton of time between sessions, especially if there's overtime...maybe two hours at most to get some food and beverages at some very crowded places. Cossetta's is a Tourney institution, but the line can be ridiculous. (I usually only go on Wednesday.)

There certainly are public transit options if you want to park further away and save there...the light rail stop is a few blocks away, and I assume there are regular buses running down West 7th or Summit/Selby that could make it work. Check with Metro Transit for info there.

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Post by thespellchecker » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:10 pm

Do not borrow the bus from Alary's.
Do get your haircut at the Warrior expo booth
Do not be offended by the all student plus 1 section
Do root for any team not a private.
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Post by Zamman » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:15 am

thespellchecker wrote:Do not borrow the bus from Alary's.
Do get your haircut at the Warrior expo booth
Do not be offended by the all student plus 1 section
Do root for any team not a private.
Do root for any team not a private - Unless you are for that school (I only root for mine)

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Post by Frequent_MN_Flyer » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:01 am

I'm looking forward to Cosseta's! Long line or not.

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Post by mnhockfan99 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:25 pm

Joseph's is a good option too, they usually have a shuttle that will bring you there for free as long as you patronize them....

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Post by old goalie85 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:39 am

Go to Gopher bar.

DO NOT try to hide Alery's bus. :idea:

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Post by East Side Pioneer Guy » Sat Feb 06, 2016 9:24 am

Eating can be a challenge, as long as you follow the herd down W 7th. With some originality, you can do better. it my be a longer walk but a shorter wait. As was mentioned, Joseph's & Great Waters fit the bill. Bennett's also has a shuttle. The Lowertown joints may also have a shuttle.

I don't care for the re-vamped American Burger Bar, but others may like it. And SW Craft Bar has an interesting menu.

Or you can take any Metro Transit bus in the Downtown Zone http://www.metrotransit.org/Data/Sites/ ... StPaul.pdf for 50 cents. Hop on pretty well any bus on 5th street to get to Lowertown. After you eat, go to 6th street and ride back toward the X for another 50 cents. Now, if you think St. Paul is like the South Side of Chicago and you're afraid you'll get jumped, this won't work for you. Just let driver know where you're you're going and he'll tell you when to get off.

But like I say, if you like to follow the herd, do what everybody else does. Hey, some people still eat white bread.

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Re: Advice on Attending the Hockey Tournament

Post by GoldyGopher » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:51 am

Joe2015 wrote:I will be attending the Boy's Hockey Tournament for the first time this year. Looking for info from people who go every year. Where is the best place to park? Any public transportation options? I assume for those who go to the morning and evening sessions, it just makes sense to stay parked down there as opposed to leaving and coming back. What do people do between sessions? Good restaurants/bars in the area? Any advice would be welcome: thanks!
Wild Tymes and Great Waters are my advice, Wild Tymes is far cheaper and if you don't like brewery beer that is the place to go out of the 2. I usually park in the History Center lot, seems to be cheaper and is a very short walk. Plan on leaving your car in the same lot all day and walking from place to place, everything is close enough to walk. Lastly, bring a pocket full of cash. Nothing about The Tourney is cheap. Hope that helps
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