Official Site of the Minnesota Wild
Join the Wild Warming House Season Ticket Holder Central Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest MN Wild App
  • RSS

Team Darby Takes Bowling Title

Friday, 01.7.2011 / 5:58 PM CT / Minnesota Wild | Features
By Glen Andresen  - Manager of Social Media
Share with your Friends

Team Darby Takes Bowling Title

The 2010-2011 version of the Minnesota Wild is making a habit of going into opposing buildings, doing work and leaving fans of other teams shaking their heads and cursing at strangers on the way to their cars. Seriously.

I know it's strange for a team that struggled mightily on the road last year to start winning away from Xcel Energy Center habitually, but that's what we're seeing.

And now, the Wild isn't just showing other teams how its done in their hockey arenas. They are taking their show to your local bowling lane and doing their domination there.

Following today's maintenance day at CONSOL Energy Place, the Wild players hopped on a bus and infiltrated a Pittsburgh bowling alley. The players, coaches and a few other hangers on from and Fox Sports North broke into teams of four.

The tournament had all the teams playing two frames, with the teams with the top two combined scores meeting in the finals. After a lot of trash talk and bizarre celebrations, the finalists were determined.

The championship game pitted Team Darby (Darby Hendrickson, Antti Miettinen, Brad Staubitz and FSN's Kevin Gorg) against Team Travis (Massage Therapist Travis Green, Brent Burns, Chuck Kobasew and Marco Scandella).

The finalists started out a little slow through the first couple frames, but then every contestant started heating up and throwing darts. Green rattled off three strikes in a row, but Hendrickson's team started picking up every spare imaginable. It was like two fighters trading blows to the face until the final frame. Green's team started wilting, while Darby's team stayed cool and hammering strikes. When Staubitz closed it out with a team-high score of 188, Team Darby was the champion by a combined score of 636-552.

The individual high is believed to belong to Kyle Brodziak, who broke 200 in the first game.

Fans, here are your 2011 Minnesota Wild Bowling champions:

Certified Green

divider is the official Web site of the Minnesota Wild Hockey Club. The Minnesota Wild,, "The State of Hockey" and State of Hockey flag image are trademarks of Minnesota Sports & Entertainment. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016  Minnesota Sports & Entertainment and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

About Us | Contact Us | Employment | Terms of Use | Advertising | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices