Tonight will be the unveiling of Minnesota’s top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville, and top defensive pairing of Ryan Suter and Jonas Brodin. Tomorrow, Minnesota’s training camp roster will look drastically different with the first big round of cuts trimming a lot of fat from the list of players looking to make the big club. A few may be returned to their respective junior teams, but the bulk of cuts will have players packing their bags for the trip south.
According to the Iowa Wild’s official website:
Players will report to Des Moines as camp begins on Monday and runs through Thursday, Oct. 3. The team will hit the ice for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10:15 a.m. The first practice open to the media will be at Wells Fargo Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and again on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Wild will open one practice to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Fans may park in the North Lot for a fee of $7.00 and enter through the North entrance.
Friday, Sept. 27, Iowa will play a preseason game against the Chicago Wolves. The game will take place at the Franklin Park Ice Center in Franklin Park, IL. For ticket information, fans may call (847) 671-4268. The team will return to the ice at Wells Fargo Arena and skate from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. every day from Sept. 28 – Oct. 3.
Fans will get their first look at the Iowa Wild on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena for the Green-White Scrimmage. The event is open to the public. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item (one per person). Seating will be on a first come, first-served basis.
The team will continue to practice at Wells Fargo Arena in preparation for the first game in team history. Iowa opens at home with a 7:05 p.m. faceoff against the Oklahoma City Barons on Saturday, Oct. 12.
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