He was asleep before they left the parking lot.
“I think Nordy wore him out,” said Woodbury resident Brook Burt.
He went around with Nordy, the Wild mascot, and took photos with fans and high-fived other youngsters for about an hour, his mother said.
“He had a good time,” Brook said.
Hunter usually isn’t too timid, she said.
“But before the game he said, ‘I think I’m going to be a little bit shy,’” Brook said.
Nordy tried to get Hunter to dance and engage in other mascot activities, but the youngster wasn’t sure how to respond, she said. At one point Nordy put his feet up on the glass.
“(Hunter) was trying to but he’s just a little guy,” Brook said.
Hunter’s name was announced and he got his name on the big screen at the Xcel Energy Center.
Both Brook and her husband Richard, who entered him into the contest, are big Wild fans, and their daughter plays hockey and Hunter has just started up.
“It was a great experience and a good way to teach kids about the game,” she said.
The Wild won, 2-0.
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