SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild today announced the Second Annual Minnesota Wild Leadership Summit presented by West Bend Mutual Insurance on Tuesday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul.
The Leadership Summit is free and open to the first 400 high school and college hockey captains and coaches. This year marks the first time college hockey captains and coaches are invited to participate. To date, 54 teams and 224 participants have registered for the Leadership Summit. Coaches can register their teams at wild.com/leadership.
High school and college hockey captains and their coaches from around the State of Hockey can attend the Leadership Summit. Like last year, this event will be a great opportunity for hockey captains and coaches to learn from a wide-ranging, inspiring and influential group of leaders. Attendees will also watch several NHL players and prominent female hockey players talk about leadership in taped interviews and have the opportunity to attend Minnesota Wild Development Camp on July 10. This year marks the first time college hockey captains and coaches are invited to participate.
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); Melvin Carter (Saint Paul Mayor); Chad and Jenni Greenway; Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D. (Senior Lecturer at the University of Minnesota in the area of social and behavioral sciences), Matt Majka (Minnesota Wild President); Trevor Moawad (Moawad Consulting Group President); Sam Smith (Prouty Project Vice President); Mike Snee (Executive Director of College Hockey, Inc.) and Jason and Carly Zucker.
Teams attending the Minnesota Wild Leadership Summit are asked to bring a team-signed hockey stick to be donated to the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. The donated sticks will accompany signed sticks from the NHL and be permanently built into the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio at the hospital. It will include a state-of-the-art broadcast studio where programming produced will range from music request hours to game shows and celebrity visits. The space will also allow children and families to view Minnesota Wild games in a theatre, which will include a ticketed entrance, food and beverage and a large projection screen to simulate the experience of being at a hockey game.
FOX Sports North broadcasters Kevin Gorg and Audra Martin will host roundtable discussions during the event, which will be streamed live on foxsports.com/north.
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.