UPDATE: Devan Dubnyk and assistant coach Dean Evason will no longer be attending the 2019 Wild on the Water. Louie Belpedio, Mat Robson, Stephane Veilleux and Stu Bickel will be in attendance.
Pro scouts Richard Park, CHris Kelleher and Mark Mowers will also be taking part.
ST. PAUL - The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild and Ron Schara Productions jointly announced today the celebrities that will participate in the third annual Wild on the Water Bass Fishing Tournament presented by Alumacraft and Evinrude June 29-30 at Izatys Resort on Mille Lacs Lake. Proceeds from the fishing tournament will benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation and an additional charity chosen by the winning team's captain.
The Wild on the Water Bass Fishing Tournament will take place on Sunday, June 30 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and feature three teams of six boats:
- The Minnesota Wild Players Team presented by FVP Stay Tuned will include Ryan Donato, Jordan Greenway, Alex Stalock and Nico Sturm.
- The Minnesota Wild Coaches and Management Team presented by LaCanne's Marine in Faribault will feature Bruce Boudreau, Jack Ferreira, Paul Fenton, Tom Kurvers and Jonas Plumb.
- The Minnesota Wild Alumni Team presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka will include Keith Ballard, Brad Bombardir, Ryan Carter, Darby Hendrickson and Mark Parrish.
A VIP event will also be held on Saturday, June 29 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Izatys Resort. The event will include a cocktail hour, heavy appetizers, a silent and live auction, and the opportunity to meet all the celebrities and outdoor personalities participating in the fishing tournament. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase to the VIP event for $150 at wild.com/WildOnTheWater.
Fans can also attend the official weigh-in event presented by What's The Scoop on June 30 starting at approximately 1 p.m. at Izatys Resort. The weigh-in event will feature an opportunity to see what boat catches the biggest bass and what team wins the tournament. Each boat will record their catches digitally via the Fish Donkey App during the tournament and upload pictures to share with fans at Izatys Resort. Each boat can bring in one bass for a chance to win "The Biggest Bass" honor of the tournament.
Immediately after weigh-in, fans are invited to take part in an autograph session that will include all of the tournament's NHL celebrity participants. For a $20 donation to the Minnesota Wild Foundation, fans will receive one ticket to the autograph session, a printed 11"x14" event poster and the chance to get a signature from each NHL celebrity (limit one personal item per ticket for autographs, no posed photographs and celebrity participants are subject to change and availability). Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.
The Minnesota Wild Foundation exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. With help from Wild players, the Wild Foundation supports pediatric medical causes, serves as the largest non-member funding source for Minnesota Hockey, and provides fundraising opportunities for youth hockey associations across the state. Since its inception in 2009, the Wild Foundation has distributed more than $3.6 million in grants to hockey programs and children's medical related charities and has dispersed more than $2 million to local charities through its Split the Pot Raffle program to help create a Greater State of Hockey. Since its inception in 2000, the Minnesota Wild has invested more than $16 million dollars back into the community through donations and service. For more, visit wild.com/foundation.
Ron Schara Productions is Minnesota's premier outdoor media company known for compelling AND award-winning television storytelling. The RSP team currently produces eight local, regional, and nationally televised shows including Emmy Award winners "Due North Outdoors" and the company flagship, "Minnesota Bound". Located in the heart of Minnesota's Twin Cities, the RSP production facility houses a state-of-the-art production studio, six edit suites, a full line-up of HD cameras, on-site audio, and a graphics department.
Izatys Resort is located on the south side of Mille Lacs Lake only 90 miles from the Twin Cities. The lake is the second largest in Minnesota but second to none for viewing sunsets. It is a great recreational lake, well known as the Walleye capital of Minnesota, and is ranked as one of the top three bass fishing lakes in the world. Izatys Resort Features a hotel, lakeside townhouses, clubhouse, multiple banquet facilities, wedding point and a well renowned chef. Our amenities include: Black Brook, an award winning John Harbottle designed golf course; Izatys harbor, a 124 slip protected marina with rental slips; Pontoon, fishing boats, sailboat, kayak, and paddle board rental fleet; Outdoor pool, hot tub, bar, and sand volleyball court. Featured amenities also include tennis and pickle ball courts, a day spa, indoor pool and sauna, swimming beach, and fishing pier.