Minnesota Hockey Briefs: Wild wrap-up homestand against WinnipegMinnesota Sports
-- The Minnesota Wild wrap up a four-game homestand this evening against the Winnipeg Jets at the Xcel Energy Center.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Wild wrap up a four-game homestand this evening against the Winnipeg Jets at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild have dropped five straight games to fall to 25-23-8 on the season. They suffered a 2-1 setback to Anaheim on Tuesday. Minnesota squares off against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday afternoon at Scottrade Center in the Gateway City.
The Wild have recalled forwards Cody Almond and Jeff Taffe from AHL Houston and reassigned forward Kris Foucault to Houston. The team also placed Carson McMillan on the Injured Reserve List. Foucault made his NHL debut on Tuesday and recorded almost nine-minutes of ice time.
The Houston Aeros kick off a weekend series against the Abbotsford Heat tomorrow evening in British Columbia. The two teams will play again on Saturday at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre. Houston is coming off a 3-0 setback to the Milwaukee Admirals on Tuesday evening at the Bradley Center. The Aeros are the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild.
Two University of Minnesota women's hockey players were honored by the WCHA for their play this week Gopher defender Rachel Ramsey of Chanhassen is the WCHA Freshman of the Week after Minnesota swept Ohio State. Gopher senior defender Anne Schleper of St. Cloud is the co-Defensive Player of the Week. She shares the honor with Bemidji State senior goaltender Zuzana Tomcikova of Slovakia Wisconsin senior forward Hilary Knight of Sun Valley, Idaha is the league's Offensive Player of the Week.
Ohio State women's hockey player Ally Tarr has been suspended for one game after an illegal contact to the head penalty against Minnesota last weekend. Tarr was cited for a five-minute major penalty and a ten-minute game misconduct during the game. The WCHA then added the one game ban after reviewing the situation. Ohio State appealed the suspension, but the appeal was denied. Tarr will serve the penalty this weekend when the Buckeyes play Wisconsin.