EXPLORE: A look at the history of Hockey Day Minnesota

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- When the pucks drop this week in Bemidji for Hockey Day Minnesota, it is expected to be a celebration of the game and its roots.

Before indoor and heated arenas, players took to outdoor rinks and braved weather conditions -- regardless of the temperature or wind chill factor.

Games this week are a throwback to the early days of the sport in Minnesota. Below, explore the interactive graphic to learn more about the 13th annual event celebrating the state of hockey.

Source, images, credits & more information: Perham Focus | Troy Becker