Wild gives local peewee hockey game the NHL treatment

The Minnesota Wild helped two local peewee hockey teams feel like pros this week in its third annual Youth Hockey Spotlight Game.

The Peewee B teams from Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul arrived at the rink Tuesday night and were surprised with a number of Wild players, coaches and executives who helped make the game experience like they would find at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild Goalie Alex Stalock and Assistant Coach Dean Evason served as coaches for the game and were joined by the Wild’s announcer, anthem singer, rinkside reporter and mascot.

The Wild decked out the team’s locker rooms and gave each player a custom jersey for the game along with a duffle bag, a water bottle and a commemorative puck. Additionally, all the spectators received rally towels and had the chance to play chuck-a-puck.