SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild announced today that it has launched a "Wild Playoffs Spirit" contest for schools across the State of Hockey as the team gears up for the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
"Wild Playoffs Spirit" could be demonstrated with a large sign made by the entire school or individual signs made by students. Use of Minnesota Wild slogans, colors, memorabilia, player photos and creativity is all encouraged. Elementary, middle or high schools in Minnesota can enter by uploading a photo of their class or school demonstrating their Wild playoff spirit. Principals and teachers can enter their school and upload photos at www.wild.com/spirit. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 9 at 1 p.m. (CT). The winning schools will be notified by 9 a.m. (CT) on Tuesday, April 10.
The Minnesota Wild will select the two winning schools. One school within the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area that demonstrates the best Wild spirit will win a pep rally with Wild mascot Nordy, former Wild captain and current FOX Sports North analyst, Wes Walz, and in-arena announcer, Rusty Kath. In addition, all students will receive official Playoffs Rally Towels. The date of the pep rally will be Wednesday, April 11, 2018 OR Thursday, April, 12, 2018, depending on the team's playoff schedule. Date and time will be determined by the Minnesota Wild. One school in greater Minnesota will win a 2017-18 team-autographed Minnesota Wild jersey to display in their school or community. The schedule for Round 1 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs is expected to be announced on Sunday, April 8, once all of the matchups are confirmed. Ticket availability for all 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff games at Xcel Energy Center is expected to be extremely limited due to demand and priority access given to Members of the Minnesota Wild Season Ticket Community. Fans are encouraged to join the GameDay Tickets text notification list at wild.com/gamedaytix, designed to help fans get last-minute tickets to Wild home games that have limited availability. GameDay Tickets subscribers will immediately receive a SMS text message on Wild home playoff game days when pairs of tickets (or more), or single seats become available.
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