A "wild" animal that grew up playing hockey on the lakes of Minnesota, Crash has hockey in his DNA. As distant relative of the Minnesota Wild's Nordy, Crash lives and breathes Wild hockey. Crash wears #14 on his jersey, representing the year he migrated south to Iowa and was born into the Iowa Wild organization.
Crash is honored and proud to be chosen as the mascot of the Minnesota Wild's AHL affiliate. He is excited to bring the energy and excitement of hockey to Iowa, proving that the "State of Hockey" truly has no borders. Crash will work tirelessly to grow the sport that he loves. He has learned from and trained with the best (Nordy!), and is well equipped to take on the responsibilities of the Iowa Wild mascot.
Fans will find that Crash's passion for hockey and the Iowa Wild is unparalleled. A lovable animal that effortlessly makes friends, Crash is easily excited about hockey, Wild fans and his job as a representative of the organization. He is never short on energy and quite playful, always ready for a good time. He now calls Wells Fargo Arena home, and looks forward to exploring Des Moines and meeting the people of Iowa!
Watch my Videos - Crash Chronicles
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Goal Horn Test - Click Here
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Hometown: Lakes of Minnesota
States (and provinces or countries) you've lived in: Iowa and Minnesota
Sports idol(s) as a youth: Jim Craig, Mike Eruzione, Jack O'Callahan, Mark Johnson, Bob Suter, Bill Baker... and of course Herb Brooks
Personal/professional hero(es): Nordy
As a child, you dreamed of becoming: Professional Mascot
Current dream job: Living the dream now- mascot for the Iowa Wild!
Favorite charities/charitable causes: Anything for the kids!
Sports played growing up: ice hockey, pond hockey, floor hockey, roller hockey...
An interesting fact about you: I am highly skilled in cowbell performance
Favorite sports movie: Miracle
Favorite spectator sports: Duh, hockey
Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Iowa Wild): What kind of question is this?! The Minnesota Wild
Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Being active- running the stairs of Wells Fargo Arena...skating... stick handling, visiting schools, attending community events, practicing the cowbell, and meeting fans!