Weather Forecast

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

There is hockey in Perham

Email News Alerts

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.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Robert Williams
Robert is the Sports Editor of Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Williams worked prior in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 
(218) 844-1442