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Jaegar Steele (left) and Riley Nyberg play a game of one-on-one hockey in the Nyberg’s backyard of their Alexandria home on December 10. Brad Nyberg has been creating the rink in the family's backyard since 2008. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

Building backyard hockey

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Many hockey parents in the frozen north will go through countless hours of labor every winter to ensure the opportunity for their kids to get exercise and practice their sport without leaving the backyard.


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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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