Badger Sports Roundup

Horras player of the week; Future Badger men's hockey players grace mid-season rankings

Horras earns acclaim

Meghan Horras was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week Monday after recording 54 saves in a weekend series split with Minnesota-Duluth.

Horras, a junior goaltender, led Wisconsin to a 3-0 shutout win Friday afternoon, her 29 saves holding the Bulldogs scoreless for the first time in three seasons.

She came within four minutes and 11 seconds of repeating the feat Saturday, but UMD scored two goals in that span to close out regulation and added an overtime winner 50 seconds into the extra session to beat UW 3-2.

Horras ranks fifth in the nation in goals-against average (1.61), is tied for seventh in save percentage (.926) and tied for second in shutouts (5).

This is Horras' third career WCHA weekly honor.

Four future Badgers on Central Scouting list

Four University of Wisconsin men's hockey recruits are included in the NHL Central Scouting Service's midseason rankings of the top players eligible for the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Forward Jack Skille is the second-highest rated North American skater and the No. 9 skater worldwide. Skille currently plays for the U.S. National Team Development program.

Two other members of Wisconsin's recruiting class of 2005 are the on the Central Scout list: forward Tom Gorowsky is ranked No. 81 in the world and defenseman Garrett Suter is No. 165.

Forward Zach Bearson, who has verbally committed for the class of 2006, is No. 129.

Bearson (Waterloo), Gorowsky (Sioux Falls) and Suter (Green Bay) all play in the U.S. Hockey League.

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