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Social Look-Back: Wild strikes it BIG

Players practice at Bloomington Ice Garden, then bowl with fans at Treasure Island

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

One day after securing a one-goal victory against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Wild held an open off-site practice Sunday at Bloomington Ice Garden, then ventured to Welch to bowl with fans at the club's annual Strike It Wild charity event at Treasure Island Resort and Casino's Island Extreme Bowl.

Scroll onward for photos and social media posts from throughout the day.

Sunday began with Minnesotan Wild players reliving some of their finest hockey memories at Bloomington Ice Garden. The rink -- where Wild forward Zach Parise played growing up -- earned $75,000 in upgrades as runner-up in last year's NHL Kraft Hockeyville competition and celebrated the feat Sunday morning, hosting more than 2,000 fans for an open practice.

Tweet from @mnwild: #StateOfHockey roots. #mnwild practicing at Bloomington Ice Garden today. #OurIce pic.twitter.com/aI8Po7yQvV

Tweet from @mnwild: It may have been Eric Staal���s birthday, but he made this kid���s day by giving away his stick �� #mnwild pic.twitter.com/HKEVQk56DN

Instagram from @minnesotawild: #mnwild went back to #StateOfHockey roots with a practice at Bloomington Ice Garden. #OurIce

Tweet from @mnwild: Boudreau on the crowd at Bloomington Ice Garden: ���That is a great testament to Minnesota.��� #OurIce

Tweet from @mnwild: Reilly: ���Jefferson was our rival growing up so I played here a lot. Definitely a lot of great memories here. It���s fun being back.���

Instagram from @minnesotawild: Thanks for hosting us today Bloomington! #OurIce

 

Tweet from @thelnino22: Great day practicing in front of #mnwild fans and supporting @dinomights at #StrikeItWild �� pic.twitter.com/lAnEkqlbiZ

The entire team then made the one-hour trek southeast to Treasure Island for the fourth annual Strike It Wild. This year's bowling gathering benefited the DinoMights youth hockey organization and the Minnesota Wild Foundation.

Tweet from @mnwild: �� do those fit? #StrikeItWild at @ticasino is happening soon. pic.twitter.com/WDeVGs6Kh6

Tweet from @mnwild: The guys are ready �� #StrikeItWild @ticasino pic.twitter.com/IamXpDVOXF

Instagram from @minnesotawild: His face says it all... #StrikeItWild

Tweet from @mnwild: Fun fact: Mikko Koivu loves #mnwild social. pic.twitter.com/JxLgGESgIF

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