In what has become one of the most highly anticipated honours in high school sports, the ten members of this year’s Minnesota State High School All Hockey Hair Team have been announced.
The team is named by John King, a 43-year-old marketing executive and native Minnesotan. Thanks to his videos each year following the Minnesota Boys High School Hockey State Tournament, the hair of the players has become nearly as popular as the actual games.
Barry Melrose of ESPN did an E:60 special on King and the All Hockey Hair Team in 2016. In speaking with the players, it was clear that they spend all season prepping their hair in hopes of having it showcased at the tournament.
“I would love to be on [the All Hockey Hair Team],” one player told Melrose. “It was one of my goals for this year.”
Here are some of the players from the Melrose E:60 special:
This year’s Most Outstanding Hair went to Reagan Garden from St. Cloud Cathedral High School.
“The don’t tell you his middle name is Olive, because he brought unlimited salad to the tournament for everyone,” said King, referring to Reagan’s long hair. “And man did we need this kid.”
Here is this year’s team. The entire video is great, but if you just want the Top 10, skip to the 3:28 mark:
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