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Wild announces opening night festivities

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced the schedule of events for its sold-out 2008-09 home opener against the Boston Bruins on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on FSN North and WCCO Radio.

The team will also host a pre-game party starting at 4:00 p.m. on the top floor of the RiverCentre Parking Ramp. Activities will include live music, food and beverages and interactive hockey games. The pre-game party is free and open to the public.

The Wild will raise its 2007-08 Northwest Division champions banner in a special pre-game ceremony beginning at 7:15 p.m. on the Xcel Energy Center ice. Players from the following Minnesota Hockey State Championship teams will help raise the banner: Bloomington Jefferson Jr. Gold A, Edina White U16, Edina White U19 and the Lakeville Jr. Gold B.

“Let’s Play Hockey” will be announced by players from each of the 2008 Minnesota State High School Hockey Championship teams: Alexandria (Class A girls), Eden Prairie (Class AA girls), Hill-Murray (Class AA boys) and St. Thomas Academy (Class A boys).

All fans attending Saturday’s game will receive a Minnesota Wild calendar and a replica Northwest Division champions banner.
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