HOUSTON AEROS (28-27-6-1, 8th in West Division) –
Houston struggled with games in three straight nights, losing all three games. The Aeros opened the week with a 5-2 loss against the Manitoba Moose in Houston Thursday. RW Duncan Milroy and D Maxim Noreau each scored for Houston while G Barry Brust made 26 saves in the loss. The Aeros rallied from a three-goal deficit but couldn’t find the equalizer Friday, falling to the Texas Stars, 3-2. D Jamie Fraser and C Cody Almond
scored the goals for Houston, while Brust made 34 saves in the loss. The Aeros dropped the rematch with the Stars Saturday, falling 3-2 in Houston. Fraser and D Jaime Sifers each scored for the Aeros and G Wade Dubielewicz gave up three goals on three shots faced to get saddled with the loss. The Aeros will try to regroup this week, hosting the San Antonio Rampage Wednesday, before traveling to San Antonio Friday and visiting the Stars Saturday.
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Future Wild Update
Canadian Hockey Leagues
D Tyler Cuma - Ottawa (OHL):
First round pick (23rd overall) in 2008 Draft and his team have clinched a playoff spot. He now has 18 points (2-16=18) and a +8 rating in 47 games.LW Kris Foucault - Calgary (WHL):
The fourth round pick (103rd overall) in 2009 Draft picked up two goals in three games last week as Calgary clinched a playoff spot and is currently the top team in the Eastern Conference. Foucault now has 17 goals and 17 assists in 61 games. D Marco Scandella - Val-D'Or (QMJHL):
Second round selection (55th overall) in 2008 continues to serve a suspension from February 9 for 15 games for a hit to the head. At the time of his suspension, Scandella led his team with a +11 rating, and ranked second among team defensemen in points (9-22=31). College/USHLC Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL):
Seventh round pick (193rd overall) in 2009 Draft, and Colgate University recruit owns 20 points on five goals and 15 assists in 45 games. Omaha has clinched a playoff spot.LW Erik Haula - Omaha (USHL):
The University of Minnesota recruit and seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 NHL Draft picked up an assist in two games over the weekend. He ranks third in the USHL in scoring with 63 points on 24 goals and 39 assists. He ranks fourth with a +31 rating. Omaha has clinched a playoff spot.D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA):
Fourth round pick (115th overall) has two goals and an assist in 32 games this season.D Kyle Medvec - Vermont (HE):
Fourth round pick in 2006 (102nd overall) leads all Vermont defensemen in scoring with five goals and 10 assists in 32 games.Goaltenders
Matt Hackett - Plymouth (OHL):
The third round draft pick (77th overall) ranks second in the OHL with a .924 save percentage, third with 31 wins and fifth with a 2.69 goals against average. Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL):
The sixth round pick (161st overall) in last year's draft went 2-1 last week as Red Deer clinched a playoff spot. He now owns a 28-19-0-3 record. He ranks seventh in the WHL with a 2.65 goals against average, and fifth with 28 wins.