Pre Game coverage of the 1982 Minnesota High School hockey tournament. Bob Bruce anchors and hosts along with Robb Leer, Ed Karrow, Larry Burnett on the individual teams and their journeys to the tournament in St. Paul. Also Lou Nanne and Al Shaver, and Bob Utecht
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Kyle: You may not believe this, but I have a clear memory of a young Tom Hanks sometime in 1980-82 giving a short interview to Channel Five at the tourney. I believe he was there promoting Bosom Buddies…

Howard Luloff: Thanks for posting this. I have been looking for video of KSTP-TV’s state hockey tournament coverage. I remember Al Shaver calling the play-by-play for all the games Channel 5 carried from 1979 to 1982 and it showed why he was one of the best sportscasters in this market.

Hope you find more of KSTP’s state tournament coverage. I’d love to hear Shaver handle the tournament.




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