1. Training Camp DetailsThe National Hockey League club will open its 2011 trainingcamp presented by Andersen Windows on Saturday, Sept. 17at 9:00 a.m. at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota will hold apublic open scrimmage on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday,Sept. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Xcel Energy Center. Fans canenter Gate 1 starting at 9:45 a.m.The Wild’s training camp roster consisted of 38 players, the Wild will bring an additional 18 playersto Wild Training Camp, all of them coming off the Wild’s Traverse City prospects roster. That putsthe total number of players at this year’s camp at 56. Player medical examinations and fitnesstesting will take place on Sept. 16 followed by the start of training camp on Sept. 17.Minnesota’s preseason schedule consists of seven games, including three contests at Xcel EnergyCenter and four road matches. Preseason and regular season tickets are on sale now at the XcelEnergy Center Box Office (175 West Kellogg Boulevard) andall Ticketmaster outlets. The Capital of the State of Hockey The Minnesota Wild announced that fans can once again decide which Minnesota city will be named the Capital of the State of Hockey. Voting began Aug. 29 and will continue throughout the NHL regular season. The winner of the annual Capital of the State of Hockey contest, presented by TRIA Orthopaedic Center, will be announced April 7 when the Wild hosts the Phoenix Coyotes in the team’s final regular-season game. This year’s competition sets 32 cities from across the state head-to-head in a tournament between the Housley Bracket (metro communities) and the Broten Bracket (non-metro). Defending champion White Bear Lake, given a bye to the final round, will take on the winner in the championship matchup. Five new cities join this year’s contest, replacing those that received the fewest votes last year. Anoka, Burnsville, Minnetonka, Osseo and Roseville make up the rookie competitors, while 2010 champion Roseau – defeated by White Bear Lake in 2011 – returns as well. The five cities that were eliminated are Alexandria, Genoa, Hallock, Twig and Silver Bay. Fans can view the tournament bracket and place their votes by here.
2. Page 2 September’s Minnesota Wild Charity of the Month, sponsored by Innovative, is HOPE Inc. HOPE, Inc. was founded in July 1992 with the goal of helping chil- dren with mobility challenges. They provide sporting and recreational opportuni- ties for children and young adults with mobility challenges. In September 2006, HOPE implemented a year-round sports and recreation program for chil- dren and young adults ages 2-23 who have mobility challenges. Activities include: Sled Hockey, Wheel Chair Bowling League, Adaptive Downhill Skiing, Indoor Wheel Chair Soccer, Baseball, and many other exciting activities.To learn more about how you can volunteer or donate to HOPE, Inc. please visittheir website here. THANK YOU for the support of HOPE, Inc.Start Talking Like a True Hockey Fan 5 Hole – Area between the goalie’s legs 7 Hole – Area between the arm of the goalie’s catch glove and his side Biscuit – puck Coast to Coast - Act where a player rushes the puck up the ice from one end to the other Dish – Pass Lighting the Lamp – Scoring a goal Tic-Tac-Toe – Three consecutive passes using three different players resulting in a goal Saucer Pass - Pass that is elevated slightly off of the ice Stacking the Pads – Move where a goalie slides across the ice with both pads placed beside each other horizontally “BECOMING WILD” About the Regular Season... Do not miss the chance to kick-off the regular season with the final episode of Becoming Wild presented by Toyota which airs on September 30th at 6:30 pm on FSN. If you have missed episodes of the 6-part series or would like to see some behind the scenes clips, check it out here. The final episode contents have yet to be announced but it can be guaranteed that this episode will get viewers excited for the regular season to start on October 8th.
3. Page 3 Two New Members to the Corporate Sales and Service Team*The Minnesota Wild would like to welcome Mark Fasching as our new Suite Sales Manager. Mark has had several years ex-perience in the sales world, including technology, A/V, software and pharmaceuticals. Mark received a Bachelor degree fromMoorhead State University.Mark will oversee all aspects of new suite sales, which includes open inventory and singleevent suites.Get to know Mark: Mark has lived in Minnesota his whole life- with the exception of living in a different state each summer of the college years. He played soccer and hockey throughout High School and currently plays in a men’s league for both. He has also coached soccer for the better part of the last 10 years. He has attended over 100 rock concerts. Mark is outnumbered at home, with four daughters and not even a male dog. Mark has known his wife since he was 10 years old.*The Minnesota Wild would also like to welcome Mackenzie Ludowese as our new Corporate Fulfillment Coordinator.Mackenzie spent last season as our intern and will now handle our radio, television and print trafficking as well as fulfillmentaspects. Mackenzie is a graduate of the College of Saint Benedict and has recently finished her Master’s Degree in SportManagement from the University of Minnesota.Get to know Mackenzie: Mackenzie played hockey from 4th grade through High School. Mackenzie is a huge Golden Gopher Fan. She is the oldest of 6 siblings, the youngest being three years old. Mackenzie has broken 10 bones, has had stitches 8 times and still loves to try new and dangerous activities. Mackenzie’s Motto: “SMILE!” Welcome Mackenzie and Mark!
4. Page 4 Traverse City TournamentAfter dropping two of three games in the preliminary round of the Traverse City Pros-pects Tournament, the Minnesota Wild came back hard to claim fifth place in a 4-1 vic-tory over the Dallas Stars.“Today’s strong team effort felt like a good way to finish the tournament. “We put a lotof guys in a lot of different roles, and they really played well and came together,” BrentFlahr said. Inventory Deadline Thank YouAs a reminder to current sponsors, inventory deadlines have ap- The Minnesota Wild would like to take the time toproached. If you have not sent in your radio, television, internet, thank all of our corporate sponsors. We appreciateconcourse panels or yearbook advertisements, please do so as soon all that you do for the organization and hope that theas possible. You can send your inventory to Mackenzie Ludowese at 2011-2012 season will be another great experiencethe Wild offices or by email to email@example.com. If you have for all of our corporate sponsors and the Minnesotaany questions please contact Mackenzie at 651-608-6008. Wild.Quote of the Month: "I think as a team were going to get back in the playoffs," said Heatley, “Im excited to be on his team." Xcel Energy Center Upcoming Events• Sept. 14: Foo Fighters • Sept. 16: André Rieu •Oct. 21-22: Women of Faith • Oct. 23: Disney’sPhineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever • Dec.8: Disney on Ice presents Treasure Love