RED WING, Minn. - A 3-year-old Red Wing boy has won first prize in this year's Minnesota Mullet Contest, and yes, there is such a thing.
Hockey Moms magazine, a Minnesota publication that's distributed at hockey arenas, named Brady Arneson's blond hairdo the best.
Mullets are a family tradition for the Arnesons — Brady's older brother Blake won the same award in 2005. Their father Scott Arneson also had a mullet as a child.
Mullets, which are sometimes called hockey hair, remain popular for some players.
Scott Arneson explains that hockey kids want their hair to hang out the back of their helmets.
Brady's parents say they'll soon cut his mullet to keep their son comfortable in the warm weather.