The Minnesota Wild's 2014 Wells Fargo Road Tour will make a stop in Mankato on Wednesday morning. Wild celebrities are scheduled to be at All Seasons Arena from 11 a.m. to noon.
Scheduled to appear are Wild players Erik Haula and Stephane Veilleux, Wild alum Antti Laaksonen and TV play-by-play announcer Anthony LaPanta.
That group (one of three groups touring the region this week) is scheduled to appear in Des Moines and Waterloo, Iowa, on Tuesday before going back into Minnesota. After the Mankato stop, it will go to Faribault for a 2-3 p.m. appearance at that city's ice arena. It will go to Rochester and Red Wing on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the group of Matt Cooke, Wes Walz and Mike Greenlay is scheduled to be at the Blue Earth Wells Fargo bank from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, following an 11:30 a.m. stop in Worthington.
The entire Road Tour schedule can be found here.
Learn to Play
Mankato will be included in the Wild's Learn to Play Program for kids ages 5-8. That will be held at All Seasons Arena Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1.
The program includes four introductory practices and a complete set of "Little Wild" equipment. Cost is $100.
Registration is open for that program. Go here for more details.