The Minnesota Wild will host the Minnesota North Stars reunion event on March 29th. There will be some other events surrounding the night, but the basic premise is that there will be several former North Stars in the building, they are raising some money for the Wild Foundation, you can get some autographs, and you can get a deal on tickets on the Club level in order to attend.
There has been a bit of confusion on Twitter about the event, so let's set a couple things straight. This is a joint effort between the MN NHL Alumni and the Wild. The Reunion is March 29-April 1 here in Saint Paul. The X has an NHL Alumni club up on the Club level, and the Minnesota Alumni Association is extremely active in the community. Hosting the event is something the Wild are doing to honor the group as they host their own reunion.
The North Stars moved to Dallas. Norm Green still sucks, but we're over it. This isn't Winnipeg. We can relive the memories of the North Stars without having some sort of false belief that the Stars are somehow a part of Wild franchise history. You know, other than the fact that the Stars leaving gave birth to the Wild in the first place.
The event should be a good time. You can check out the event on Facebook for more details, or make the jump for the press release from the Wild.
MINNESOTA WILD TO HOST MINNESOTA NORTH STARS NIGHT MARCH 29EVENING WITH THE STARS TO BE HELD MARCH 30; LIMITED EDITIONNORTH STARS "BACK ON HOME ICE" T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE AT HOCKEY LODGE
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced the team will host a Minnesota North Stars Night on Thursday, March 29 against the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. Over 30 Minnesota North Stars alumni are scheduled to be in attendance and will participate in a variety of activities throughout the evening.
The team also announced a special Minnesota North Stars Night ticket package for March 29. The ticket package includes a RBC Wealth Management Club Level end ticket, a limited edition North Stars "Back on Home Ice" t-shirt and admission to a North Stars autograph session* featuring Neal Broten, Lou Nanne, Steve Payne and JP Parise from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A limited number of Minnesota North Stars Night tickets are available to purchase for $90. To purchase a Minnesota North Stars Night ticket visit www.wild.com/northstars.
The team also unveiled a limited edition North Stars "Back on Home Ice" t-shirt that will be available for purchase beginning March 29 exclusively at The Hockey Lodge stores located at Xcel Energy Center, Burnsville Center and Maplewood Mall. Proceeds from the sales of the North Stars "Back on Home Ice" t-shirts will benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation.
On Friday, March 30, the team will host an "Evening with the Stars" event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 317 on Rice Park. Fans will have an opportunity to interact with Minnesota North Stars alumni in an informal setting and enjoy fabulous hors d'oeuvres while reliving hockey memories with your favorite Minnesota North Star players including Neal Broten, Jack Carlson, Brad Maxwell, JP Parise, Tom Reid and Gordie Roberts. Tickets to this event cost $75 and can be purchased at www.wild.com/northstars. Proceeds from this event benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation. For more information contact Rachel Schuldt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALUMNI SCHEDULED TO PARTICIPATE IN MINNESOTA NORTH STARS NIGHT INCLUDE*:Fred Barrett, Don Beaupre, Brian Bellows, Bob Bergloff, Scott Bjugstad, Neal Broten, Jack Carlson, Shawn Chambers, Chris Dahlquist, Barry Gibbs, Dave Jensen, Dave Langevin, Pete LoPresti, Dan Mandich, Dennis Maruk, Brad Maxwell, Lou Nanne, Murray Oliver, Bob Paradise, JP Parise, Willi Plett, Steve Payne, Tom Reid, Gordie Roberts, Glen Sharpley, Greg Smith, Glen Sonmor, Dean Talafous, Carl Wetzel, Tim Young, Tom Younghans, Ron Zanussi
*The appearance schedule is subject to change. Visit www.wild.com/northstars for more information and an updated list of Minnesota North Stars alumni scheduled to appear.