The best of the 2018 Minnesota All-Hockey Hair Team (Video)


It’s March, which means it’s time for the madness that is the Minnesota State High School hockey tournament. That also means it’s time for a tradition like no other — the unveiling of the annual All-Hockey Hair Team.

A little background for any newbies reading.

Minneapolis native John King has put together this montage of the best Minnesota high school hockey hair for years now. The annual videos go viral and became so popular that ESPN did a feature on him in 2016 that featured Barry Melrose, a guy who knows a thing or two about hair.

There is more goodness that comes out of these videos. King also raises money for the Hendrickson Foundation, which helps grow disabled hockey in Minnesota. A win-win situation for everybody.

Now, on to the best hockey hair in Minne-flowta.


A few favorites of ours:

“The Bed Head” by Peter Colby – We’ve all had those mornings where we’re either running late or just not in the mood to make ourselves look super presentable to the world. We roll out of bed, ignore our brushes and combs and enter the world as is. This head of hair cannot be tamed.


“The Jolly Ginger Giant” – Aside from having a soft spot with me as a fellow ginger, this look needs plenty of TLC and some attention to detail. Business in the front, party in the back.


“The Railroad Baron” a.k.a. Ian Mageau – Throw one of those lazer backgrounds behind Mr. Mageau here and you’ve got my second grade photo.

All of these kids share the same hopes and dreams, with those hopes and dreams being that someday they make the NHL and have as good of a head of hair that Burnsville, Minnesota native Brock Boeser a.k.a. Brock BestHair possesses.

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images



Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.