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Alerting top boys' and girls' hockey players!

By Tim Kolehmainen, Breakdown Sports Media, 05/03/24, 8:30AM CDT


Register online for one of our upcoming 2024-25 hockey photo shoots

Congratulations if you have been invited to the annual Breakdown Sports Media hockey photo shoots! You are among a select group of players from all over Minnesota, representing different geographic areas and grades who have been selected for this honor. We’re running the photo shoots on many different dates from late July through early-September. Please see the registration forms for the exact dates and locations.

All players invited to the photo shoot have the opportunity to get a great deal on our 2024-25 guidebook and calendar. This deal is available only to players invited to the photo shoots! It’s just $74.99 for the softcover book combination and $94.99 for the hardcover book combination — and we're offering a downloadable PDF version of the book (available a month earlier) for $19.99 on top of any book order ($59.99 as a standalone product). 

How were you selected? The Breakdown has a panel that consists of members all across Minnesota. At the conclusion of the season, our staff submits its picks of players worthy to be considered among the best in the state and from that list, a group of finalists is selected for this honor. We take into account recommendations from coaches, past season honors and statistics, offseason work, etc.

How does it work?  In order to accommodate a large group of top players, we have spread all photo shoots out over a multiple-hour period, with 5-minute time frames for photos.

•   Please bring your jersey, gloves, and stick (goalies, please also bring your helmet). 
•   professional studio photographers are present
•   individual photos will be taken (group and combination photos will be taken if players sign up for consecutive time slots).
•  individual information, including a biography and Q and A form, will be used in the Breakdown book
•   once you arrive, the photo shoot should be completed within 15 minutes

Please register ONLINE ahead of time as we will have 5-minute windows set up for each player. Walk-ins will have a separate line and we will take them as we can fit them into the schedule.

  1. We're going to build in 5-minute time windows for the players to register (just one per time frame if one photographer, but up to three per time frame if three photographers) and then close the time frame down when full, as well as building in a few minutes of down time each hour to get walk-ins through (and their own separate line, as we're trying to discourage walk-ups). 
  2. please bring everything you need for your photo (jersey, stick, gloves, etc.).
  3. lastly, we encourage parents and other guests to remain outside in the parking area and just drop the student-athletes off at the door, if possible. Pre-registered players should be in-and-out of the shoot in 15 minutes or less.

Can't make it to any of the dates? You can still be in the book and receive the same special deal! Just fill out the registration form without selecting a date, complete the Q and A form and email a photo to

2024-25 Hockey photo shoots

Time Date Location
5-9 pm Wed, July 24 Roseville Ice Center
12-4 pm Sat, July 27 Prior Lake HS
12-4 pm Sun, July 28 Perham HS
12-4 pm Sun, July 28 STMA HS
5-9 pm Wed, July 31 Thief River Falls HS
12-4 pm Sat, Aug 3 St. Cloud Scheels
12-4 pm Sun, Aug 4 Rosemount CC
5-9 pm Wed, Aug 7 Maple Grove CC
5-9 pm Tue, Aug 13 Mt. Iron-Buhl HS
5-9 pm Wed, Aug 14 W-H-A HS
11am-3pm Sat, Aug 17 St. Peter Rec Center
12-4 pm Sun, Aug 18 Alexandria HS
5-9 pm Tue, Aug 20 Marshall HS
12-4 pm Sun, Aug 25 Stewartville MS
5-9 pm Tue, Aug 27 Moorhead HS
12-4 pm Sun, Sep 1 Morgan Park CC, Duluth
5-8:45 pm Wed, Sep 4 St. Cloud Scheels
12-5 pm Sat, Sep 7 New Hope Arena (BOYS ONLY)
12-5 pm Sat, Sep 7 Nat'l Sports Center (GIRLS ONLY)
10am-4pm Sun, Sep 8 Park Center HS
5-9 pm Wed, Sep 11 Dakotah! Ice Arena

IMPORTANT! Please registration online this year

VERY IMPORTANT: Please note that when you get to the final "review" screen, you MUST hit the "complete registration" button at the bottom and then again on the additional screen (yes, twice) or it won't save and be sent to us. If you do not get to the "Wahoo" screen and receive an email confirmation of your submission, it did not save!