Greetings y’all, I hope you enjoyed this beautiful Sunday afternoon despite the Minnesota Gophers’ loss in American football. Not to worry, there is no shame in losing to USC because they are a perennial power and they sometimes skirt the rules.
Oh, South Dakota you say? Hmm. Well, I’m sure they’re good too.
Anyway, it may have been beautiful outside, but there was a lot going on today in the Wild world. First off, more than 300 people were in line today to get tickets starting at 9:00 a.m.
Also, we finally had some game action. The Wild prospects are undefeated in Traverse City after a 2-1 win over Carolina’s prospects. Tryout player Tyler Johnson and last summer’s free agent signing Joel Broda picked up the goals. College free agent signing Jarod Palmer picked up the first assist on both goals. Casey Wellman also picked up a helper.
But it sounds like goaltender Matt Hackett was the story in the opener. For all of the details, read this account by Wild intern Michael Placko, who got the inside scoop from Assistant General Manager Brent Flahr.
Finally, the Wild will welcome fans to an open scrimmage on Sunday, September 19. The doors will open at 10:00 a.m. with the scrimmage starting at 10:30 and ending at noon. More information surrounding the event will be announced later this week.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!