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Wild to host Minnesota North Stars Night March 29

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild news Updated: March 9, 2012 - 10:06 AM

The Wild will host a Minnesota North Stars Night on March 29 against the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. Over 30 Minnesota North Stars alumni are scheduled to be in attendance and will participate in a variety of activities throughout the evening.

The team also announced a special Minnesota North Stars Night ticket package for March 29. The ticket package includes a RBC Wealth Management Club Level end ticket, a limited edition North Stars “Back on Home Ice” t-shirt and admission to a North Stars autograph session featuring Neal Broten, Lou Nanne, Steve Payne and JP Parise from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. A limited number of Minnesota North Stars Night tickets are available to purchase for $90. To purchase a Minnesota North Stars Night ticket visit www.wild.com/northstars.

The team also unveiled a limited edition North Stars “Back on Home Ice” t-shirt that will be available for purchase beginning March 29 exclusively at The Hockey Lodge stores located at Xcel Energy Center, Burnsville Center and Maplewood Mall. Proceeds from the sales of the North Stars “Back on Home Ice” t-shirts will benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation.

On March 30, the team will host an “Evening with the Stars” event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 317 on Rice Park. Fans will have an opportunity to interact with Minnesota North Stars alumni in an informal setting and enjoy fabulous hors d’oeuvres while reliving hockey memories with your favorite Minnesota North Star players including Neal Broten, Jack Carlson, Brad Maxwell, JP Parise, Tom Reid and Gordie Roberts. Tickets to this event cost $75 and can be purchased at www.wild.com/northstars. Proceeds from this event benefit the Minnesota Wild Foundation. For more information contact Rachel Schuldt at rschuldt@wild.com.

Alumni scheduled to participate in Minnesota North Stars Night include*:
Fred Barrett, Don Beaupre, Brian Bellows, Bob Bergloff, Scott Bjugstad, Neal Broten, Jack Carlson, Shawn Chambers, Chris Dahlquist, Barry Gibbs, Dave Jensen, Dave Langevin, Pete LoPresti, Dan Mandich, Dennis Maruk, Brad Maxwell, Lou Nanne, Murray Oliver, Bob Paradise, JP Parise, Willi Plett, Steve Payne, Tom Reid, Gordie Roberts, Glen Sharpley, Greg Smith, Glen Sonmor, Dean Talafous, Carl Wetzel, Tim Young, Tom Younghans, Ron Zanussi

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