the tourney (2019) 

The skates. The sticks. The salad.

You’ve heard about it, you’ve seen the viral videos … but what exactly is it?

Each spring, the hockey world turns its eyes north as hundreds of high school teams descend upon Saint Paul for the phenomenon that is the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament. Discover the history behind the country’s biggest high school tournament – affectionately dubbed “the Tourney” – with the help of this graphic reader.

From the hair to the heroes, The Tourney: An Explanation explores the lasting traditions, wildest games, and unforgettable Minnesotans that have made the State of Hockey’s famous tournament so unique and so well-loved.

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Murakami and The Tourney: An Explanation are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), any MSHSL team, or any of their affiliates. The use of any trademarked names in this book and in related material is strictly for informational storytelling purposes, no commercial claim or suggestion of sponsorship or endorsement. Any names, characters, quotations, and incidents portrayed in this comic have been used for educational purposes only and have been consciously presented in a manner closest to their original context.