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Minnesota Wild hockey player Chad Rau signs the t-shirt of Sophia Bellig at the Wells Fargo Minnesota Wild Road Tour on Tuesday afternoon. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Boys of Winter: Wild's annual summer visit always a hit with local hockey fans

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BEMIDJI - Justin Falk and Chad Rau might not be the most recognizable members of the Minnesota Wild, but that didn't seem to matter to the hundreds that gathered at Marketplace Foods Tuesday. They were just glad to get a minute or two with a real live NHL player.


Falk, a Wild defenseman, and Rau, a center, stopped in Bemidji as part of the Minnesota Wild Road Tour.

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Jack Hittinger
Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
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