Hockey Day Minnesota will feature exclusive Jack Jablonski interview

<i>Hockey Day Minnesota</i> will feature exclusive Jack Jablonski interview

Published Jan. 19, 2012 3:03 p.m. ET


The telecast event begins at 9:00 a.m. with programming anchored from the Pagel Activity Center in Minnetonka, Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and other locations across the state. An all-day benefit designed to raise money for the Jack Jablonski Trust Fund, which is set up through Wells Fargo, is also scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. The telethon is designed to encourage fans throughout the State of Hockey and beyond to call and donate. Operators at Xcel Energy Center, made up volunteers from the Benilde St. Margaret’s community, will take donations throughout the day, anyone who makes a donation of $100 or more will receive a complimentary pair of Minnesota Wild tickets to either the Feb. 14 Wild game vs. Anaheim or Feb. 26 game vs. San Jose.



The online auction at will also begin at 9 a.m. and include a number of one-of-a-kind Wild related experiences: lunch with General Manager Chuck Fletcher and Head Coach Mike Yeo, a spot at Wild Fantasy Camp, a 16 person suite donated by Dany Heatley, a Flagbearer opportunity, Elite Seats for a future game, a day at the Xcel Energy Center package and various game used autographed Wild items. 


In addition to hosting the day-long benefit, the Minnesota Wild announced that players will wear helmet stickers with the number thirteen in honor of Jablonski. The team will also host volunteers from Benilde-St. Margaret’s Girls’ hockey team at the Xcel Energy Center on Saturday; the team will sell “Jabby” wrist bands to fans attending the Wild game.


FOX Sports North announced the 2012 Hockey Day Minnesota vignettes set to debut on Saturday, including an exclusive interview with Jack Jablosnki:


Jack’s Story: Jablonski recalls details of the tragic accident that left him paralyzed, discusses overcoming obstacles, future goals and the outreach received from the hockey community.  He also provides cameras access inside his hospital room and gives the public a first look at his rehab routine. Other feature stories will highlight the Jablonski family, the doctors treating him and Jack’s teammates and coaches.


Additional 2012 Features and Vignettes:



          2012 Hockey Day Minnesota Schedule:



            Instant video highlights from Hockey Day Minnesota will available online at or by texting “HDM” to 234234. The hockey community can join the live Hockey Day conversation via Twitter using #HDM.


            More information on the Wild’s involvement in Hockey Day Minnesota can be found at To learn more about Jack Jablonski’s story, visit To donate to the Jack Jablonski Trust Fund, mail to Wells Fargo Bank, Jack Jablonski Trust Fund, PO Box 16387, St. Louis Park, MN, 55416, or go to any Wells Fargo location.



            -FOX SPORTS NORTH-