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Minor League Hockey

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    May 6, 2013

    The Houston Aeros Are No More, R.I.P.

    The Houston Aeros lost 7-0 to the Grand Rapids Griffins in Grand Rapids on Saturday night. With the loss the Aeros are done for this season, having lost the deciding game of round one of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs. And with the loss, the Houston Aeros are done in Houston. They are no more. The nex ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Say Goodbye To The Aeros & Pro Hockey: The Team Is Moving To, Ummm, Iowa

    The Houston Aeros, it now seems assured, will not get to celebrate their 20th anniversary of being the only hockey game in town. The Minnesota Star-Tribune, which covers the Aeros' parent team, the Minnesota Wild, reported today that Wild officials have all but ended negotiations with the Toyota Ce ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Dirt, Clay, Mud and Cheerleaders

    TGIF, my children. It's time to rev up the weekend and get yo butt in gear. You may want to lie around on your couch watching the Final Four or spend some time absorbing "culture" at a "museum." I say blow all that crap out of the water with an ass kicking good time like any red blooded American. Ho ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Aeros Return to Toyota Center, Risk Falling Into Irrelevancy

    When the Houston Aeros last played a home game at Toyota Center, the New York Giants had yet to defeat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. The Astros had yet to report to Florida for spring training. When the Aeros last played a home game, they had the fourth-best record in the AHL Western C ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    The Year in Aeros Hockey: To the Top and Back

    To wrap up my year in review of the teams I cover, here's a look back at the 25 most significant moments with the Houston Aeros for the year 2011. 1. The Aeros added veterans Jed Ortmeyer and Patrick O'Sullivan to the team just as the New Year hit. From that point on, a team which had been strugg ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Aeros Plan to Take Care of Unfinished Business

    Four months ago the Houston Aeros stood on the Toyota Center ice stunned. Stunned that they'd lost to the Binghamton Senators. Stunned that the AHL Calder Cup, which has been in their grasp, was gone. Stunned that the Senators were celebrating on their ice. Stunned that their magnificent playoff ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Aeros Implode, Fall Behind 2-1 in Playoff Round Two

    John RoyalJared Spurgeon briefly gives the Aeros something to celebrate.​The Houston Aeros had plenty of chances to make things right last night. Like taking the early 1-0 lead off of a power play goal. Or, down 4-2 in the third, having the refs confer and change a no-goal call to goal. Or ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Jed Ortmeyer: The Houston Aeros' Medical Miracle Man

    John RoyalAeros right wing Jed Ortmeyer watches the aciton unfold on the ice​Right wing Jed Ortmeyer joined the Houston Aeros on New Year's Day. The team had already started showing signs of life right after Christmas, but when Ortmeyer came on board, the team soared, going on a January spree ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Aeros Hope the System Will Save Them

    John RoyalThe Aeros' Pascal Morency goes for a little spin​This is a tough time for the Houston Aeros. They've been playing playoff caliber hockey since right after Christmas. They've gone 19-10-0-2 since then, and they've made a steady climb up to the top of the AHL West Division standings ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Aeros Hockey: Fourth Place, No First Place, No Fouth Place (Or Second Place, Maybe)

    John RoyalWhat would a hockey game be without a fight, eh?​For one brief shining moment this weekend, the Houston Aeros were tied for first place. They're no longer in first place, not after another brutal travel weekend that found them playing a game in Houston, then Cleveland, then Toronto ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Aeros Would Like To Start Making Plans, But The AHL Doesn't Have A Schedule Yet

    LeBron, causing trouble again​The Houston Aeros know who they'll be playing this season. They know the date of their home opener, and they know the dates of five other home games. What they don't actually have yet, as the start of the AHL regular season draws close, is an actual schedule, and with ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Face It, Fans: MLS Is A Minor League

    What's that "M" stand for again?​I don't read Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle often. I think of him as a kind of minor league Richard Justice. But I couldn't resist reading him the other day when he did one of my favorite things, piss off soccer fans. Last week, apparently, he made the mis ... More >>

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    February 17, 2010

    Aeros Killing Themselves In The Playoff Hunt

    Playoffs? You kidding me? PLAYOFFS!?!!?​The weekend was lined up perfectly for the Houston Aeros. They had three games at home. They were facing one of the worst teams in the AHL on Friday and Saturday, and they were facing a Chicago team that, while one of the best in the division, was playing it ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Aeros' Power Play Rises From The Dead, As Do Their Playoff Hopes

    ​The Houston Aeros come into tonight's game against the Chicago Wolves with 34 games remaining in the season. The Aeros, with a record of 22-17-6-1 (51 points), still sit on the edge of the playoff race, and if they're going to stand any realistic chance of making the postseason, then winning to ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Troy Ward, The Aeros' Man Behind The Scenes

    Photo by Jason Villanueva/Houston Aeros​Houston Aeros fans hear his name announced every night. They sometimes see and/or hear him interviewed by Joe O'Donnell during pregame or one of the intermissions. Yet ask most fans about assistant coach/assistant GM Troy Ward, they probably won't be able to ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Aeros Keep Struggling At Home

    ​The Houston Aeros defeated the Rockford IceHogs 4-1 yesterday by using something they've rarely used this season. A scoring touch. And the scoring touch allowed goalie Wade Dubielewicz to relax a bit, which is something that the Houston goalies haven't been able to do often.After Friday's 2-1 l ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009

    Aeros Start To Get Back On Track A Bit

    ​When last we heard from the Houston Aeros, they were a beat-up, short-handed squad struggling to score goals, win games, and send a complete roster of skaters onto the ice.Things change in a week.The Aeros spent the Thanksgiving holiday flitting about between Canada and New York, and despite the ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Aeros Breaking Out Of Their Funk, Maybe

    Photo by Jason Villenanueva/Houston Aeros​Last Wednesday, the Houston Aeros lost a tough 1-0 game to the Lake Erie Monsters at Toyota Center. It was disappointing not only because of the loss, but because it dropped the team below the .500 mark on the young season.Worse, the team appeared to be l ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Aeros Advance Even With The Refs Disallowing Goals, The Bastards

    It's been a rollercoaster season for the Houston Aeros. They've been hot. They've been cold.  They've lost players to injuries and call-ups to the NHL. They've been an offensive machine, then they've been a team relying on defensive perfection because the team can't buy a goal. "I agree with ev ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Aeros Beat The Rivermen And The Travel Gods

    "I'm proud of our guys," a tired Kevin Constantine said from his office Saturday night. "It was a travel day from hell. I've never been part of that. Something that crazy travelwise, and still played a game. I couldn't imagine a more adverse condition to put a team under than that. And the guys they ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Aeros Salvage Bad Weekend With Come-From-Behind Victory

    "We had a feeling in the locker room that we were going to get this thing done," Danny Irmen said from the Houston Aeros locker room after Sunday's 5-4 come from behind victory over the Rockford IceHogs. But midway through the second period, Irmen and his teammates might have been the only ones in ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Houston Aeros Bounce Back

    With the end of the regular season fast approaching, the Houston Aeros chose last week to play some of their best hockey of the past month, defeating the Grand Rapids Griffins, one of the AHL's best teams, by a 2-1 margin on Thursday night. And though they played an error-filled game on Saturday ni ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Houston Aeros Slip Up Over Bad Weekend

    The Houston Aeros came into this weekend in a tie for second place. They leave the weekend in fourth place. And though they were able to win one of three games played, the team didn't look good at anytime and, at one point, after Friday night's 6-1 loss to the Rockford IceHogs, Aeros coach Kevin C ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Kurtis Foster: One of the Team

    We press guys walked into the Houston Aeros locker room on Saturday night and saw a happy bunch of guys. Sure, they had just defeated the Iowa Chops. And sure, the team had just won its sixth straight game. The win was a thriller, a 2-1 Aeros win in the shootout that featured some of the team's m ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Memo Re: Slap Shot Remake

    TO: President, Universal Pictures FROM: Script Department RE: Slap Shot Remake We received a copy of Peter Steinfeld's (21) first draft for the planned Slap Shot remake. Before we pass it on to the director currently attached to this project (Dean Parisot, Fun With Dick and Jane), we though ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Aeros Can't Seem to Come Back from Breaks

    The best offensive force the Houston Aeros have had this season, Krys Kolanos, was returned to the Aeros from the Minnesota Wild on Thursday. And this seemed to be a good thing since the Aeros had a game on Thursday night. Northwest Airlines had a different idea however, and chose to ship Kolanos' ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Some Love For Mitch

    Photo by Fred Trask When I first saw Mitch Love play this season, the first thing I thought of was The Pretenders' "Thin Line Between Love and Hate." Because while his teammates and most of the fans were going to love him, just about everybody else would hate him. And it's not because he's not a n ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Some Love For Mitch

    Photo by Fred Trask When I first saw Mitch Love play this season, the first thing I thought of was The Pretenders' "Thin Line Between Love and Hate." Because while his teammates and most of the fans were going to love him, just about everybody else would hate him. And it's not because he's not a n ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Aeros: Consistently Inconsistent at the Halfway Point

    Photo by Fred Trask Tonight the Houston Aeros will take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in Bridgeport, CT. It will be the fifth game of an eight game road trip and their sixth game in their sixth state in nine days. It will also be their 40th game of the season, meaning they will have reached the ... More >>

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    December 29, 2008

    Houston Aeros, Now with Boos and Bikinis

    I heard something on Friday night in Toyota Center I don't think I've ever heard before. The fans were booing the Houston Aeros. Of course, the Aeros were playing some piss poor and rather lackluster hockey, but I'm just not used to hearing fans in Toyota Center boo the team. And on Friday night, ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Houston Aeros Leave November on High Note

    Photo by Fred Trask Krys Kolanos scores the game-winner. Morton Madsen is not exactly the first person one thinks of when thinking of great Houston Aeros pugilists. Yet it was Morten Madsen who received the game puck after Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Admirals, and it was Madsen who r ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Krys Kolanos Is Awesome. The Rest of the Aeros (and the Uniforms), Not So Much.

    Photo by Fred Trask It's been about a month since I've seen the Houston Aeros play a game - they've been on the road and I've been on vacation. So I'm not really sure about what's going on with this team. They leapt out to a 5-0-0-0 start, which was the second best in team history. The 2008-09 Aer ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Aeros Have Lost That Scoring Feeling

    When last I wrote about the Houston Aeros, they had just lost a game at home to move their record to 6-4-0-0 for the season. The team was playing some excellent offensive hockey, but the defense wasn’t quite clicking. Then the Aeros’ best offensive weapon, Krys Kolanos, was called up to the Mi ... More >>

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    October 20, 2008

    Over the Weekend: House of Blues and Houston Aeros

    Beautiful weekend. We actually woke up chilly this morning. 7:30 p.m. at House of Blues Dan Aykroyd and plenty of others showed up on Saturday night to help welcome the new House of Blues. San Antonio Rampage vs. Houston Aeros Damn. Fourteen goals in three quarters. We had no idea hockey co ... More >>

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    March 17, 2008
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    December 26, 2007
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    December 26, 2007

    Over the Holiday: Houston Aeros, Hollow Men, Hit and Run

    Welcome back. We hope everyone enjoyed the time off. We sure did. (Insert eggnog joke here.) The Houston Aeros Beat the Springfield Falcons Cal Clutterbuck got the action going with a brutally legal check, and Petr Kalus sealed the deal with two goals worthy of the highlight reel. We Are the Holl ... More >>

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    December 3, 2007
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    October 8, 2007
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    October 4, 2007
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    January 1, 2004

    Harvard and the Boogeyman

    Will it be the Aeros' brawler or brainiac who gets to the NHL?

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    October 23, 2003

    With Her Gloves Off

    Pound for pound, Jackie Kallen's just tough

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