ST. PAUL -- They can't walk more than a few feet at an NHL game without getting asked to snap another cell phone photo with a fan. They've coached up some of the League's finest players, including -- most recently -- Matt Dumba and Chris Stewart. They created their own language -- or at least a version of it. As of Saturday night, they had 291,000 Instagram followers, 114,000 Facebook fans, 21,400 Twitter followers and close to 2 million YouTube views.
And this is technically just their side job.
Viral video characters Jacob Ardown and Olly Postanin were in the State of Hockey on Friday and Saturday to produce some "eppies" for their series "On the Bench" and mingle with fans at Saturday night's Wild-Blackhawks game.
Self-described as "Canada's most misleading, unreliable hockey hosts," Olly and Jacob break down the "fundies" of hockey in their ever-growing series of humorous pucks tutorials. The pair has spent the past year traveling to different cities and sharing their wisdom, slapstick comedy and adapted hockey jargon.
Olly and Jacob were at Xcel Energy Center on Friday to record some new footage that will be released on Wild.com and Wild social media in the near future. Saturday, they contributed water for the team's new "Our Ice" tradition, greeted fans in the concourse and helped Jack Jablonski make the Let's Play Hockey Call on BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation night.
Video: Let's Play Hockey: On the Bench & Jablonski