Getting Around the State of Hockey: 2021 Chevy Tahoe

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For a lot of Minnesotans, there are only two seasons: hockey season and not hockey season.

What makes Minnesota the State of Hockey? Since before the turn of the century, hockey enthusiasts have been finding ways to play the game. The University of Minnesota first organized a hockey team in 1895…several decades before Henry Ford’s Model T car.

Youth hockey season means early morning ice times, games, drills, tournaments…and winter driving.

 

The passion for the sport in the state of Minnesota has only grown from there. Minnesota ranks #1 with registered USA Hockey players with 54,000 players in the state of Minnesota…and that doesn’t even include high school students.

Room for everyone’s gear and skates.

 

Speaking of high school students, Minnesota’s high-school hockey scene is the perfect example of hockey passion. Each year, the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament draws over 135,000 spectators over 8 sessions.

As you might have guessed, the passion for hockey starts young.  Players as young as three-years-old skate up to hit the ice for games and practice.  Parents eagerly accept early and late ice times to ensure their kids have the opportunity to play. In addition to practice times, there are games, drills, and tournaments.

Hockey season corresponds with the winter season. And with all that driving to and from practices and tournaments comes driving in winter weather. As a hockey parent in Minnesota, you need to love driving during a Minnesota winter, or at least be prepared for one.

There are two things to keep in mind when transporting your crew for a tournament somewhere in greater Minnesota: space and safety. Inevitably, you’re going to run into some winter weather (and more than likely a blizzard, there always seems to be a blizzard in the forecast for tournaments).  You need to have a vehicle that provides both so you can get to the game with plenty of time to find your seats, skate up, and hit the concessions.

Plenty of space for eight (nine if you choose the first-row bench option)!

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe 

The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe checks both the safety and space boxes.  Here’s why:

Safety

In addition to being all-wheel drive, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe has several available safety features including Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Following Distance Indicator, and Intellibeam Auto High Beams. These features come in extra handy when driving in less than desirable winter conditions AND when trying to find a parking spot at the packed ice arena parking lot.

The Tahoe comes standard with several super helpful safety driver-assist features such as Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Amazing standard driver-assist safety features.

 

In addition to the above safety features, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe also includes various airbags located around the vehicle, HD Surround Vision, LATCH System, and Teen Driver.  Teen Driver is a helpful system that allows adult drivers to adjust settings to help a new driver make good driving decisions.  It can also provide a summary of how the newest driver in the family is doing.  This can come in so handy when your teen hockey player gets their license and can finally drive themselves to practice.

Space

Not only does the 2021 Chevy Tahoe provide you with ample safety features so you can focus on simply getting to practice, the game, or a tournament, but it also provides you with enough space to get the job done.

The Tahoe comfortably seats 8 people, and with the first-row bench option, you can easily fit 9.  That is literally the first string of your kid’s hockey team.  Worried about space?  Don’t be. When tested, the space in the back cargo area of the Tahoe and could easily fit 5 hockey gear bags as well as everything needed for an overnight stay.  Including snacks (and there were a lot of snacks).

Space for 5 hockey gear bags and everything the family needs for a night away (including snacks)!

 

Additionally, everyone will have a place to store their road trip drink with up to 8 cupholders.  And, with 6 USB ports, passengers have access to power to listen to their game prep tunes.

If you’re going to drive in winter conditions, you might as well have fun doing it.  The 2021 Chevy Tahoe provides you with the space and safety you need for your family as well as a comfortable and stylish ride.

Sporty, stylish, spacious, and safe: everything you need when driving around the State of Hockey!

 


And because this is the State of Hockey, we are GIVING away 4 tickets to the Minnesota Wild game on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 at Xcel Energy Center.  To WIN these awesome tickets, tell us in the comments of the Facebook post what you learned about the Tahoe and tag a friend you’d bring with you if you won!  

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If you’re interested in learning more or scheduling a test drive, please contact Rochester Chevrolet, a Rochester Motor Cars Dealership.

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