The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced the team will hold a State of Hockey Celebration in Mall of America® Best Buy® Rotunda and Sears Court on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to commemorate the start of the 2010-11 hockey season in Minnesota.
The State of Hockey Celebration in Mall of America® will include interactive hockey games, prize giveaways, the opportunity to watch Minnesota Wild highlights and a live broadcast by WCCO Radio (830 AM) from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Best Buy® Rotunda. Wild center Matt Cullen
will appear on the broadcast from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and sign autographs for fans from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wild left wing Eric Nystrom will appear on the broadcast from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. and sign autographs from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Commemorating both the pro and amateur games, The State of Hockey Celebration will feature jerseys from every Minnesota WCHA team and the new Broadmoor Trophy will also be on display. The MSHSL will also be on hand, sporting trophies and jerseys from the 2009-10 state hockey championship squads: Class AA Edina and Class A Breck (boys) and Class AA Roseville and Class A Warroad (girls).
Fans in attendance will also have the chance to give back to the game as The State of Hockey Celebration will serve as the first drop-off location for the second annual used hockey equipment drive hosted by the Minnesota Wild, Let’s Play Hockey, and Minnesota Hockey. Those donating equipment will receive a discount voucher for any Wild 2010-2011 regular season home game. The vouchers must be redeemed in person at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office. Equipment may be dropped off at the Minnesota Hockey booth located in Sears Court.
A special Pick-3 State of Hockey Pack will be available exclusively at Mall of America® on Sunday during the event only. 2010-2011 Season Tickets including new 10-game and 20-game partial season ticket plans are also available for select Lower Level and Treasure Island Resort & Casino Club Level seats. More information on Season Tickets is available at www.wild.com, or by contacting a Wild Ticket Sales Representative at 651-222-WILD (9453).