This week, we are proud to honor a family of Minnesota State fans as the WCHA Fans of the Week, Powered by E Group.
More about the family…
Evan and Delaney Heitner (the two oldest kids in the picture); and, Mitchell Tuomala (infant). The kids are cousins.
Ties to Minnesota State University, Mankato:
Erin Heitner (mom of 2 oldest) and Matt Tuomala (father of infant) are alumni.
We love Mavericks hockey because:
The kids have grown up watching hockey from a young age. Their parents may have influenced their initial love for Minnesota State, but the hockey teams throughout the years have kept them fans. Our current coach (Mike Hastings) and players make it fun for the kids to watch, and the kids even get involved in the weekly radio show with Sully.
Our favorite hockey memory is:
Watching our goalie (Stephon Williams) stop a Gophers' penalty shot and go on to win the game. Evan (oldest) also loved getting picked to go onto the ice with a friend in a "dress like a hockey player" challenge.
What we're most looking forward to about the 2016-17 season is:
Evan looks forward to the big games remaining like playing the Gophers in Mankato and away. Delaney would say watching CJ Franklin play and eating Starburst throughout the games. And Mitchell is looking forward to being able to cheer on his team instead of sleeping through most of it as he grows!
Describe WCHA hockey in one word or phrase:
Each week during the 2016-17 season, we will name on lucky winner the WCHA Fan of the Week, Powered by E Group. The winner will receive a WCHA Fan Prize Pack courtesy of E Group and will be featured on WCHA.com. To be eligible, post a picture of yourself watching a WCHA game to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #WeAreWCHA.
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