The Iowa Wild is the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. As part of its affiliation, the Iowa Wild is primarily responsible for developing prospects for the parent club in St. Paul.
The Wild continues to strengthen its community presence with successful school programs such as Wild About Reading and the Healthy Living Floor Hockey programs. In all, nearly 26,000 students participated in the Wild About Reading program in the past year. The Healthy Living Floor Hockey Program included 44,000 students in 100 schools throughout Central Iowa. The club also celebrates its School Day game with Wild About Education Day, featuring educational programming to teach young students about the game of hockey. It was a huge success with over 11,000 students on hand for the game.
The Wild is also deeply entrenched with youth hockey in Central Iowa, partnering with the Des Moines Youth Hockey Association and the Iowa Wild AAA travel club. Throughout the calendar year, the team makes hundreds of donations to countless charities in the state of Iowa.