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Minnesota State University, Mankato sophomore Zach Lehrke (pictured) is the last Lehrke brother to play college hockey. Oldest brother David played at Northland College in Wisconsin and Tyler played at Bemidji State. BSU hosts Mankato Friday and Saturday at the Sanford Center. Photo courtesy MSU, Mankato Athletic Media Relations

MSU, Mankato's Zach Lehrke last of three Park Rapids brothers to play college hockey

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The Ted O'Johnson Ice Arena and the outdoor rink next to the building in Park Rapids are special places for the Lehrke brothers.

Derek, Tyler and Zach grew up at those rinks playing pickup hockey and high school games before going on play in college.


The memories that stand out the most are the Christmas skates together when the arena was closed.

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