The Minnesota Wild, in conjunction with FOX Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, announced today a cooperative effort to celebrate the Sixth Annual Hockey Day Minnesota with a full day of hockey programming, including five telecasts of games taking place at three separate locations. The event is presented by Wells Fargo and is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2012.
Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 on FOX Sports North will include a full day of local hockey-related programming designed as a celebration of the game from peewees to pros. Lake Minnetonka and the city of Excelsior will serve as the background for the three outdoor high school games featured in the Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 line up. Outdoor Games on Lake Minnetonka in Excelsior:
White Bear Lake vs. Grand Rapids (Boys)
Minnetonka vs. Duluth East (Boys)
Minnetonka vs. Hopkins (Girls)
Hockey Day Minnesota coverage will include a Minnesota Wild game from Xcel Energy Center, as well as the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers against Colorado College from Mariucci Arena. A complete list of games and programming schedule will be released at a later date.
Additional details and plans for Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 will be announced by FOX Sports North and the Minnesota Wild during a special event at Maynard’s in Excelsior, on Friday, July 8. FOX Sports North will host Twins Live pre and postgame onsite and introduce numerous special guests and coaches associated with next year’s event. Details specific to the July 8 event as well as further announcements surrounding VIP events planned for Hockey Day Minnesota 2012 will be released at a later date.
The 2011-12 season will mark the Minnesota Wild’s 11th in the NHL after bringing hockey at its highest-level back to Minnesota for the 2000-01 campaign. The Wild is proud to support Hockey Day Minnesota and youth hockey throughout “The State of Hockey”. For more information about the Wild’s involvement with Hockey Day, visit: www.wild.com/hockeyday.
FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. The Emmy Award-winning regional sports network provides comprehensive coverage of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, MLB’s Minnesota Twins, the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx as well as the University of Minnesota athletic events.
Minnesota Hockey, an affiliate of USA Hockey, is the governing body of youth and amateur hockey in Minnesota and the premier developer of hockey players in the state. With over 63,000 registered players, coaches, and officials, it is the largest state governing body for amateur hockey in the United States. For more information, please visit www.minnesotahockey.org
Wells Fargo in Minnesota provides financial services from 211 locations and employs approximately 20,000 team members throughout the state. For information on banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance, visit wellsfargo.com or any Wells Fargo store in your community.