Photos: Drama, athleticism and fun -- It's tournament time

Mahtomedi fans watched play around their goal.
Mahtomedi fans watched play around their goal during the Class A semifinal game with East Grand Forks.
Angela Jimenez for MPR News

The biggest high school tournament of the year in Minnesota is about more than boys' hockey. It's about pageantry, fun, the joy of winning and the agony of loss.

Photojournalist Angela Jimenez captured what makes the Minnesota State High School League Boys' State Hockey Tournament an annual event for so many during the semifinals on Friday, March 6 at the Xcel Energy Center.

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