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17 October 2011

  1. 1. ISSUE 10 • VOLUME 4 • October 2011 2011 Minnesota Wild Corporate Partner & Suiteholder Golf OutingThe 11th Annual Corporate Partner and Suiteholder Golf Tourna-ment hosted by Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, Wisconsin washeld on September 14th, 2011. For those of you who attended the2011 Corporate Partner and Suiteholder Golf outing, we hope youhad a great time. Luckily the rain decided to hold off this year andthankfully all participants coped with the cold weather, even if itmeant unpacking your winter gear just a little early.Sponsors, suiteholders, players, coaches, staff and a few on-the-glass ticket holders were present again this year. Each foursomewas paired with a Wild Celebrity including coachMike Yeo, players Mikko Koivu, Matt Cullen, DanyHeatley, and Devin Setoguchi and Wild personalitiesTom Reid and Mike Greenlay. Throughout the day,golfers had the opportunity to win prizes for thelongest drive, closest to the pin, the longest putt or atrip for a hole-in-one. Unfortunately, no one wasable to win a trip to Europe sponsored by AAA sincea hole-in-one was not achieved but there were sev-eral great attempts, including one that was almost sixinches away!A special thanks to Subway for providing guests witha variety of sandwich choices for lunch and to An-heuser-Busch for the generous selection of beerthroughout the day. We would also like to take thetime to thank Troy Burne Golf Course, Best Buy, AAA,Coca-Cola, Innovative Office Solutions, Kincaid’s, To-tal Luxury Limo, Treasure Island Resort and Casino, andTrafalgor for their hole sponsorships and generous dona-tions. Without these sponsors and all the participants theAnnual Corporate Partner and Suiteholder Golf Tournamentwould not be what it is today.
  2. 2. Page 2Opening Night VIP Party This years 2011 Opening Night VIP Party was a huge success. The after game reception allowed all guests to let loose and celebrate the season kick-off and the WILD WIN in a different way! Those who attended were able to enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, try some exciting signature Wild drinks, show some moves on the dance floor and even enjoy a posing session in the photo booth. However, the most exciting part of the evening was enjoying the Opening Night 4-2 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets!
  3. 3. Page 2 A Few Common Hockey Superstitions...Tape twoAs the most important instrument in all of hockeydom, the stick has been doctored and babied fordecades. With the coming of composite sticks, the doctoring has slowed, but players still insist ontaping their sticks in a specific manner.The MarchOn every team, there’s an order to which players leave the dressing room for the ice; whether it’sthe captain first, the starting goalie last or a veteran tapping each player with his stick, it happens thesame way every game.Gearing UpEvery player has his own rhyme and reason for the seemingly random practice. Do it just so or startall over.One Final StopThe legendary Ken Dryden would never leave the net during warmup until he had made one final save. But playing for thepowerhouse Canadiens in the 1970s meant that was not always easy. Larry Robinson picked up on it and took to making sureDryden had an easy one to stop if the goalie was having problems. Dryden figured Robinson out and began to work evenharder to make that final save before Robinson lobbed an easy one his way.OK, But It’ll Cost You a BuckAt the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, Canada won men’s hockey gold for the first time since 1952. Buried at the center ice a Cana-dian one-dollar coin. Burying a ‘loonie’ at center ice for international competitions has since become a superstition, albeit oneother countries are not overly enthralled with.Conversing with ironGoalies are weird. Period. Patrick Roy is one of the weirdest in recent memory. He had a number of superstitions, includingcarrying on running conversations with every goalie’s best on-ice friends, the goal posts.Grow Baby, GrowIt’s believed the Islanders began the playoff beard superstition during Become a Fantheir Stanley Cup run in the 1980s. It worked, too. They won fourCups in four years, the last in 1983. By following the Wild on Facebook, you will receive a great deal of exclusive content and unique offers. JoinDon’t Touch That us today.There’s only one trophy teams want. To touch another en route tothe Cup is anathema until (gasp!) this year. We’ll know soon if this Click here or the logo to become a fan!superstition is proven false. You can also follow us on twitter at #mnwild
  4. 4. Page 4Hockey UnpluggedNew for 2011-2012 season, select Hockey Un-plugged presented by Anheuser-Buschevents with will have the following format:7 - 7:30 p.m. Welcome and Q&A conducted by Kevin Falness and players7:30 - 8 p.m. Autographs for 125 fans8 - 9 p.m. Wild players to act as “Celebrity Bartender” - Partial proceedswill go back to players’ charity of choiceTo find out more information about the new format, dates, and locationsclick here.Save the dates: October 25th * November 2nd * January 9th * January 30th * * February 8th * February 13th * February 21st * Locations to follow. Quote of the “I am excited to get back on the ice, I have spent too much time watching the last two years and I really don’t enjoy doing that.” Pierre-Marc Bouchard
  5. 5. Page 4 October Charity of the Month: Cullen’s Children’s Foundation Mission Statement: To provide financial resources to organizations that support childrens healthcare needs, with an emphasis on cancer.Charity Description:The Cullen Childrens Foundation, or Cullys Kids, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial resources toorganizations that support children’s healthcare needs founded by Matt & Bridget Cullen in 2003.Each summer, a Celebrity Weekend is held in the Fargo-Moorhead area which includes a Celebrity Golf Tournament, Si-lent Auction & Social, and Kids Picnic.This year, the Cullys Kids Celebrity Weekend made over $430,000, surpassing this year’s goal and setting a newrecord. Over the last seven years, the Cullen Children’s Foundation has raised more than$2.3 million to benefit Cully’s Kids and has created an endowment fund of more than $1million to ensure that the Foundation can continue to grant money into the future.The kids who benefit – affectionately named Cully’s Kids – live with special care needs dueto affects of cancer or other disease. Grants are awarded by the Cullen Children’s Founda-tion to local Fargo-Moorhead organizations that support these children’s health needs whilepositively improving their quality of life.For more information about Cullys Kids, click here. Xcel Energy Center Upcoming Events• Oct. 21-22: Women of Faith • Oct. 23: Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever • • Dec. 8: Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove •

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