Monday, November 29, 2010

Sweet Lou coming to Mankatoo

I had a chance to talk to Minnesota hockey legend Lou Nanne today for a story that will appear in Thursday's edition of The Free Press. Nanne -- known as "Sweet Lou from the Soo" will be in Mankato on Friday, promoting his autobiography, "A Passion to Win."

The former Gophers, Olympic and North Stars player and North Stars coach, general manager and president  will sign books at Barnes & Noble from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.and again at the Verizon Wireless Center for an hour before Minnesota State's hockey game against Minnesota. Nanne said he will also be making a donation to the MSU hockey program that night.

"They've done a great job down there in Mankato," Nanne said of the Mavericks. "It's exciting to see that kind of hockey. ... Those guys battle. It's fun."

Nanne said he has some connections to Mankato, as it was part of his territory when he first went into sales. He also attended Vikings training camp from time to time since he was friends with Vikings players back in his North Stars playing days. A few years ago, Nanne was in town to promote his book on the Stars: "Minnesota North Stars History and Memories with Lou Nanne."

1 comment:

Hagar said...

Will Lou's donation be large enough to build an on-campus facility for the men's and women's teams? :)