The big news out of the State of Hockey this week was the Wild signing talented prospect Mikael Granlund. Minnesota fans have been pining for the Finnish sensation, whom his agent compared his popularity in Finland to Lennon and McCartney. If you check out this Wild TV video, it looks like the kid can play like The Beatles could sing.
Head Coach Mike Yeo and the rest of the Wild For Wounded Warriors completed Tough Mudder on Saturday and topped their goal, finishing in less than three hours. Sure, it’s not a race and Mudders are only supposed to be challenging themselves, but we here in the State of Hockey are competitive. So seeing the staff train for and dominate Tough Mudder was pretty cool. Check out the Wild TV video of the guys owning the course, here. We also have a gallery of the team training and finishing the course, here. Also, the team raised more than $1,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project and you can still donate, here.
Saint John Reaches Semis
Charlie Coyle and Zack Phillips have led the Saint John Sea Dogs to the semifinals of the Memorial Cup. The Sea Dogs plays at 6 p.m. CST tonight against the host team, the Shawinigan Cataractes. Saint John topped Shawinigan 4-1 in the preliminary round to set up tonight’s contest. The winner will face the London Knights in the final on Saturday.
You Can Play
You might have read the Wild.com story about Cal Clutterbuck’s involvement in the You Can Play Project, an organization that looks to cease the use of homophobic language. The project release Clutterbuck’s video on Wednesday and you can watch it, here.
In a disappointing end, Mikko Koivu and Granlund were shut out of a medal at the IIHF World Championships. Finland was topped by the Czech Republic 3-2 in the bronze medal game. Russia took home the gold with a 6-2 dismantling of Slovakia in the final game.