Couple other notes as I eagerly anticipate a Wild trouncing of Colorado tonight.
Wild prospect Jason Zucker will be in the building tonight to watch the team that picked him in the second round of last year’s NHL Draft. The WCHA’s leading goal scorer will be in action this weekend as Denver plays Colorado College in a home-and-home series. Professional golfer Craig “The Walrus” Stadler is also going to be at the game tonight.
Let’s Play Hockey magazine has released the names of the 10 semifinalists for the Minnesota Ms. Hockey award, as well as the 10 semifinalists for the Senior Goalie of the Year. Rachel Ramsey, the daughter of former Wild Assistant Coach Mike Ramsey is the only blueliner nominated for the Ms. Hockey award.
The Ms. Hockey finalists are (future college in parentheses):
F Rachel Bona of Coon Rapids (Minnesota)
F Hillary Crowe of Blake (Harvard)
F Taylor Kuehl of Mound Westonka (Ohio State)
F Allie LaCombe of Eden Prairie (Syracuse)
F Meghan Lorence of Irondale (Minnesota)
F Layla Marvin of Warroad (North Dakota)
F Abby Ness of Roseau (St. Cloud State)
D Rachel Ramsey of Minnetonka (Minnesota)
F Sami Reber of Edina (Harvard)
F Karley Sylvester of Warroad (Wisconsin)
The goaltenders are:
Shelby Amsley-Benzie of Warroad (North Dakota)
Crystal Amunrud of Coon Rapids (TBD)
Chloe Billadeau of Blake (Williams)
Julia Friend of Minnetonka (St. Cloud State)
Erika Hanson of Centennial (TBD)
Chelsea Laden of Lakeview South (Quinnipiac)
Haley Morningstar of Buffalo (St. Catharine’s)
Tiana Press of Benilde-St. Margaret’s (Harvard)
Shyler Sletta of New Prague (Minnesota)
Samantha Ubl of Anoka (TBD)
The winners will be announced on Sunday, February 27 at the Minnesota Ms. Hockey Awards banquet at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul RiverCentre.