The Frozen Four will return to the State of Hockey in 2018. It was announced today that Saint Paul will be the site of the 2018 NCAA Men's Hockey Frozen Four. This will be Xcel Energy Center's third time hosting the tournament (2002, 2011).
If the sub-zero temperatures have you California Dreamin', you're not the only one. While the Wild traveled West to Anaheim today, the Lighthouse is stuck in the frigid Twin Cities, too. However, we're doing our best to stay warm with some practice updates, as we have a few friends checking in on the action for us.
Wild prospect Gustav Olofsson has been named to the selection camp roster for Team Sweden's National Junior Team for the upcoming 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
We'll just have wait and see who is on the ice during warm-ups tonight as the Minnesota Wild hosts the Colorado Avalanche on the front end of a home-and-home series.
Before the Wild takes on the Phoenix Coyotes at 7 p.m. tonight at Xcel Energy Center, the team makes a couple of roster moves.
The top of the Western Conference standings is more packed than I-94 during rush hour. Tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues kicks off a tough week for the Wild, where the Minnesota will face the Phoenix Coyotes (14-5-4, 32 points) and then skate in a home-and-home series with the surprising Colorado Avalanche (17-5-0, 34 points).
After last night’s Wild, 3-2, shootout win against the Winnipeg Jets, there were a lot of questions about the club’s lineup heading into its next matchup, tomorrow against Central Division foe, the St. Louis Blues.
Goaltender Niklas Backstrom has been activated from Injured Reserve. The netminder suffered an upper-body injury on Nov. 13 against Toronto and missed four games. He will backup Josh Harding tonight against the Winnipeg Jets.
The team reassigned goaltender Darcy Kuemper to the club's American Hockey League affiliate the Iowa Wild. Iowa plays at home against the Abbotsford Heat tonight.
The Minnesota Wild was hit in the face with a cold dose of winter as it climbed off the team plane today in Winnipeg, but quickly had to shake off the cold for an afternoon practice at the MTS Centre. The team takes on the Jets tomorrow for its first regular season game in Winnipeg this year.
Earlier today, the Minnesota Wild recalled forward Jason Zucker from the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa, and the winger will be in the lineup tonight against the Ottawa Senators.