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Coaches & Captains MN Wild Leadership Summit - June 24

By MHCA, 05/22/19, 2:15PM CDT


HS Coaches & Captains Are Invited!



The Minnesota Wild will host the Third Annual Minnesota Wild Leadership Summit, presented by West Bend Mutual Insurance, on Monday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul.

High school hockey captains and their coaches from around the State of Hockey can attend the Leadership Summit. This event is a great opportunity for hockey captains and coaches to learn from a wide-ranging, inspiring and influential group of leaders. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center and get a behind the scenes look at the Minnesota Wild locker room, training and medical facilities. 

Coaches can register their teams at

A dynamic variety of leadership experts are scheduled to speak at this year's event, including:Glen Andresen (Executive Director of Minnesota Hockey); Bruce Boudreau (Minnesota Wild Head Coach); Hannah Brandt (University of Minnesota national champion, Olympic gold medalist and Minnesota Whitecaps); Natalie Darwitz (Hamline University Women's Hockey Coach); Kevin King (University of Minnesota Teaching Specialist, Sport Management, and Leadership Development Consultant); Karson Kuhlman (former University of Minnesota Duluth men's hockey captain); Matt Majka (Minnesota Wild President); Paul Martin (former NHL player and Shine a Ligh7 Foundation); Kelly Pannek (University of Minnesota national champion and Olympic gold medalist); Troy Pearson (Executive Director - Positive Coaching Alliance); Scott Sandelin (University of Minnesota Duluth Men's Hockey Coach); Sam Smith (Prouty Project Vice President); Mike Snee (Executive Director of College Hockey, Inc.) and more.

Teams attending the Minnesota Wild Leadership Summit are asked to bring non-perishable food items to benefit Second Harvest Heartland. Teams that bring a donation will be entered into a drawing to win a suite to the Minnesota Wild preseason game on Sunday, Sept. 29. One boys team and one girls team will win a suite. Teams are also encouraged to bring water from their home rink as part of the Wild's "This Is Our Ice" campaign. Teams will add their water to a collection station at Roy Wilkins Auditorium. Water collected at the Leadership Summit will become part of the Xcel Energy Center ice for the 2019-20 season. Host Ryan Carter, a former White Bear Lake High School hockey captain, Minnesota Wild player and Stanley Cup champion, will emcee the Summit. FOX Sports North broadcasters Kevin Gorg and Audra Martin will host roundtable discussions during the event.

Teams traveling to the Wild Leadership Summit from outstate Minnesota may receive a discounted room rate at the Hampton Inn & Suites located at 200 7th Street West in downtown Saint Paul on Sunday, June 23. The hotel is one block from Xcel Energy Center and Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

The Minnesota Wild Leadership Summit is a free event supported by Minnesota Hockey, the Minnesota State High School League, the Minnesota Boys and Girls Hockey Coaches Associations, the Positive Coaching Alliance, the NHL and NHLPA. The schedule and speakers for the Leadership Summit are subject to change.