Hockey is for Everyone uses the game of hockey to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities. During the month of February, the Wild will celebrate organizations and teams around Minnesota that work to create a greater State of Hockey and exemplify the meaning of Hockey is for Everyone -- providing a safe, positive and inclusive environment for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
Herb Brooks is, perhaps, best known for coaching the underdog United States men's team to victory in the 1980 Winter Olympics, including the iconic Miracle on Ice game against the Soviets. That success came from his willingness to adapt the Americans' game to European trends, allowing them to skate better and faster with the puck.
That approach altered the state of North American hockey, and carried over decades later, is influencing a new generation of hockey players with the Herb Brooks Foundation's Rink Rats.