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Every year, the Minnesota Wild and Wells Fargo team up to produce the Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Road Tour. The tour features Wild players, past and present, as well as Wild media celebrities, and it all leads up to the annual Summer Bash and NHL Draft Watch Party.

With the 2014 Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Road Tour just a few days away (running from June 24-26), this year’s celebrities and locations have officially been announced:

Western Tour (featuring Wild player Matt Cooke, Wild alum Wes Walz, and Wild TV analyst Mike Greenlay)

Tuesday, June 24

  • Moorhead: 11:30 am-12:30 pm at Moorhead Youth Hockey Arena (707 Main Ave. SE)
  • Fergus Falls: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm at Fergus Falls Community Ice Arena (340 Friberg Ave.)

Wednesday, June 25

  • Morris: 10:30 am-11:30 am at Lee Community Center (101 S. County Rd. 22)
  • Marshall: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm at Lockwood Motors Ice Arena (512 Fairgrounds Rd.)

Thursday, June 26

  • Worthington: 11:30 am-12:30 pm at Worthington Arena (1600 Stower Dr.)
  • Blue Earth: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm at Wells Fargo Bank (201 E. 7th St.)

Southern Tour (featuring Wild players Erik Haula and Stephane Veilleux, Wild alum Antti Laaksonen, and Wild TV play-by-play announcer Anthony LaPanta*)

Tuesday, June 24

  • Des Moines, Iowa: 11 am-12 pm at Wells Fargo Arena (833 5th Ave.)
  • Waterloo, Iowa: 4 pm-5 pm at Young Arena (125 Commercial St.)

Wednesday, June 25

  • Mankato: 11 am-12 pm at All Seasons Arena (1251 Monks Ave.)
  • Faribault: 2 pm-3 pm at Faribault Ice Arena (1816 NW 2nd Ave.)

Thursday, June 26

  • Rochester: 12 pm- 1 pm at Graham Arena- Rink One (1570 Fairgrounds Ave. SE)
  • Red Wing: 3 pm-4 pm at Prairie Island Arena (370 Guernsey Lane)

*June 25 and June 26 only

Northern Tour (featuring Wild players Charlie Coyle and Jason Zucker, and Wild radio personalities Tom Reid and Kevin Falness)

Tuesday, June 24

  • Silver Bay: 12 pm-1 pm at Rukavina Arena (129 Outer Dr.)
  • Hibbing: 5 pm-6 pm at Fairground Arena (1100 E. 25th St.)

Wednesday, June 25

  • Duluth: 12 pm-1 pm at Duluth Heritage Sports Center (120 S. 30th Ave. W)
  • Pequot Lakes: 6 pm-7 pm at Breezy Point Hockey Center (7370 County Rd. 11)

Thursday, June 26

  • Princeton: 12 pm-1 pm at Princeton Ice Arena (511 Ice Arena Dr.)
  • Buffalo: 3 pm-4 pm at Buffalo Municipal Airport (1305 Country Rd. 134)

This year’s Summer Bash/NHL Draft Watch Party will be held at XCel Energy Center on Friday, June 27, from 6-10 pm. Minnesota Wild players will be available for photographs and autographs, and there will be a live broadcast by KFAN 100.3 FM.  NHL alumni will also be present for autographs, and attendees will have the chance to tour the press box and the Wild locker room.

A further reminder that Minnesota Wild season tickets for the 2014-15 NHL season are now available; options include Full Season, Half Season, and 11-Game plans.  For more information, visit tickets.wild.com or contact a Wild Ticket Sales Representative at 651-222-WILD.


Stephanie is currently a student at Roger Williams University and is working toward a BFA in Creative Writing and Film. She is hoping to pursue a master's degree in Sports Journalism after graduating. Stephanie is a former basketball player and now enjoys writing from the sidelines (though she wouldn't be opposed to watching from a press box). She quite literally turned into a full-fledged hockey fan overnight, and she is the lone Rangers/Blackhawks fan in a family of hardcore Bruins fans. During the offseason, she enjoys writing, film, traveling, and theatre. Twitter: @stephanielynn_


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