Charlie Coyle ducked into a seventh-grade classroom at Benilde-St. Margaret's carrying special gifts for two faithful Wild fans. "Whoa" and "What" spilled out of the students' mouths when they realized who the big guy with a buzzed head in shorts and Wild jersey was.
Coyle, the 24-year-old Wild forward, greeted the kids and asked for Grace Lira and Kieran Wickner. The young Wild fans joined Coyle at the front of the room, where he hand-delivered their families' season tickets and a gift bag.
Coyle was one of four Wild players including Matt Dumba, Marco Scandella and Chris Stewart who surprised fans by hand-delivering their season tickets. "It's a nice experience to go and kind of meet the people firsthand who are at our games and support us like that," Coyle said.