With the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ just over two weeks away, the Minnesota Wild announced today it will launch a NHL Stadium Series flag relay on Hockey Day Minnesota 2016 in Duluth, to celebrate and share the excitement for the upcoming event with fans across the State of Hockey.
As is customary at the start of all Minnesota Wild home games, a flag bearer skates the State of Hockey flag to center ice. In much the same way, a flag bearer in each of 10 selected communities will skate a specially-designed 2016 NHL Stadium Series State of Hockey flag to center ice before the respective teams take to the ice. The flag relay will culminate at TCF Bank Stadium as part of the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ weekend.
The 2016 NHL Stadium Series Flag Relay schedule:
|Date ||Hockey Site (Location) ||Time |
|Feb. 6 ||Hockey Day: Duluth East vs. Lakeville North (Bayfront Park) ||1:00 p.m. |
|Feb. 6 ||Benilde St. Margaret’s vs. Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie Community Ctr.) ||7:00 p.m. |
|Feb. 7 ||Bantam AA Invitational Tournament (St. Cloud MAC) ||2:45 p.m. |
|Feb. 7 ||2016 Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Classic (Spring Lake Park, Mankato) ||10:00 a.m. |
|Feb. 10 ||Hill Murray vs. Elk River (Elk River Arena) ||7:00 p.m. |
|Feb. 11 ||Spring Lake Park at Centennial High School (Centennial Sports Arena) ||7:00 p.m. |
|Feb. 12 ||St. Thomas vs. Augsburg (Augsburg Ice Arena) ||7:05 p.m. |
|Feb. 13 ||Holy Family vs. Stillwater High School (St. Croix Valley Rec Center) ||7:00 p.m. |
|Feb. 14 ||Shattuck St. Mary's Tournament (Shattuck-St. Mary’s Ice Arena) ||11:00 a.m. |
|Feb. 19 ||Univ. of Minnesota Women's Hockey vs. Wisconsin Badgers (Ridder) ||7:00 p.m. |
|Feb. 20 ||2016 NHL Stadium Series Alumni Game (TCF Bank Stadium) ||4:00 p.m. |
On February 20-21, the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series will be held at TCF Bank Stadium. The historic weekend will begin with the NHL Stadium Series Alumni Game at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, featuring former greats from the Minnesota Wild, Minnesota North Stars and Chicago Blackhawks, reigniting memories of a legendary rivalry.
The 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game will be held on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m. between the Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks, marking the first time a NHL game has ever been played outdoors in the state of Minnesota. The game will be televised nationally on NBC.