The Minnesota Wild hosts 40 high school hockey players and 20 coaches from around the State of Hockey at Xcel Energy Center today. Minnesota Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo, General Manager Chuck Fletcher, former Wild fan favorite Wes Walz and members of the coaching staff including Darby Hendrickson will assist in the Wild’s annual “Guard the Rink” clinic presented by the Minnesota National Guard.
The girls and coaches arrived at Xcel Energy Center at 10 a.m., and will spend the day interacting with the Wild brass at the facility.
The day includes:
- Q&A with Walz, Fletcher and former Gopher Erica McKenzie
- An arena tour for the girls hockey players
- Coaches will have a Q&A with Yeo, Hendrickson and Wild Director of Player Development Brad Bombadir
- A Tour of Minnesota Wild locker room and tutorial with members of Minnesota Wild equipment staff
- Drills and on-ice instructions from Walz and McKenzie
- A fastest skater competition
- “Guard the Rink” Scrimmage.