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“Mr. Hockey,” by sculptor Wanda Reise Odegard, is ready to challenge opposing players or just onlookers at his position on the lawn of the downtown Security BankUSA on Bemidji Avenue. Patt Rall | Bemidji Pioneer

Odegard’s hockey sculpture moves downtown


BEMIDJI – When the statue of the hockey player from the Bemidji State University John Glas Fieldhouse reappeared on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk this spring, it was spruced up and ready for action.

The 9-foot-tall hockey player was sandblasted and sprayed with automotive paints to give a bronze effect. The color was chosen because the player is not meant to represent a particular person or team; he belongs to everyone.

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