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Wild to host first-ever STEM Day at TRIA Rink

Area students will study hockey-specific stations focused on shooting, passing and more

by Minnesota Wild @MNWildScribe /

ST. PAUL -- The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that it will host its first-ever STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Day in partnership with EVERFI, the leading edtech company that provides scalable digital real-world education for millions of students of all ages. The event will take place at TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center on Thursday, May 2 from 10 a.m. - noon.

Minnesota Wild Teacher of the Year Sarah Nelson and nearly 90 students from Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake will take part in the event, dedicated to creating a hands on learning experience using hockey to explore STEM topics.

All attending students studied Future Goals Program, a NHL and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) initiative that leverages the game of hockey to teach critical STEM skills to students in grades 4-7.

Students will explore six STEM stations focused on:

  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Face-offs
  • Ice surface
  • Zambonis
  • Hockey equipment

Additionally, students will enjoy complimentary lunch provided by Chick-fil-A Minnesota following the event.

To learn more about the Minnesota Wild Future Goals Program, visit

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