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Trent Swanson fires up the Hockey Association's Zamboni in preparation for winter ice.

There is hockey in Perham


As one of the more athletically successful small towns in the state of Minnesota, Perham is missing one thing. The sport of the state: hockey.

Trent Swanson and the Perham Area Youth Hockey Association (PAYHA) are out to change that from the ground up. In hockey, the ground up starts with the mites and squirts: the little guys and girls.

"If you give kids another outlet to do something, it's better for the community," Swanson said.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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