Article by Johanna Ellison from the Cokato Historical Society's newsletter In the Midst Of, February, 2018, Vol. 38 No. 1.
The crack of stick on puck, the crisp tang of blade on ice is a staple of Cokato’s frigid winter memories. On trend with much of Minnesota, Cokato’s frozen lakes, rivers, and ponds became the surface of many hockey shinnies, scrimmages, and games. Although this recreational pastime has graced Cokato’s iced surfaces since the early 1900s, hockey as an organized sport did not originate in the area until the mid-1920s.
This article is from the In the Midst archives, November, 2019 Volume 39, No. 4 issue.
This year (2019), the Dassel-Cokato football team has championed against adversity, reaching the state tournament for the first time since the Chargers’ 1973 season. In honor of this marvelous accomplishment, let’s take a quick look back at the start of the Charger legacy.