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The All-Hockey Hair Team

Hockey is Minnesota's state sport, hands down. Our second favorite pastime is obsessing about all the cultural quirks that make us Minnesota. That's why for many, the real show at the state high school tournament comes before the puck even drops. Since 2011, the amateur videos recognizing the All Hockey Hair Team have captivated millions of followers, introducing viewers to high schoolers whose hair-growing talents equal their hockey skills. The 2016 version was headed toward two million views within its first month on Youtube. The best part is the kids seem to be in on the joke: They skate right up to the camera for their introduction with big smiles, luxuriating in the close-up time they and their fabulous hair get on camera.

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