ST. PAUL -- After clinching home ice for the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Minnesota Wild will host a playoff pep rally from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at St. Paul's Rice Park.
Wild Vision in-arena host Jim Cunningham and Wild radio network studio host Kevin Falness will emcee the event, which includes appearances from St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, former Wild forward and current FOX Sports North analyst Wes Walz, and Wild mascot Nordy. The first 250 attendees will receive a free lunch provided by the Wild and playoff partners Wells Fargo, SuperAmerica, Treasure Island Resort and Casino and Xcel Energy. Once the meals have been given out, the hot dog or hamburger combo meal will be available for purchase.
The Hockey Lodge will be selling playoff merchandise as well as Wild Playoff Survival Kits, with proceeds
benefitting the Minnesota Wild Foundation. A live deejay will be on site, as well.
Rice Park address:
109 W. 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(Across from the Xcel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre campus)
The schedule for Round 1 of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is expected to be announced upon the conclusion of the NHL's regular season on Sunday, April 9.