The Aeros host the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday at Toyota Center. The team will unveil the 2010-11 Western Conference Championship banner prior to the 7:35 p.m. faceoff.
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The Houston Aeros host the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday and then visit the Oklahoma City Barons on Sunday. Houston won their home and season-opener on Sunday 4-1 over Chicago and upended Texas 5-2 last night.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Friday --- at TEX (5-2 W)
Saturday --- vs. SAN (7:35 p.m.)
Sunday --- at OKC (4 p.m.)
BANNER CEREMONY ON OCT. 15
On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Aeros will unveil their 2010-11 AHL Western Conference Championship banner prior to the game. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive replica banners.
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LIVE SCORING AND STATS
The AHL provides live scoring and stats via the GameCenter tab at www.theahl.com.
GOING TO HOME GAMES
On-street, garage and surface parking surround Toyota Center… The Box Office and Will Call windows are located on La Branch Street.
TOYOTA CENTER ROAD CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY
Due to recent road construction surrounding Toyota Center, we encourage all guests to allow extra time for parking or visiting the box office.
AEROS/RAMPAGE SEASON SERIES
This is the first of 12 games between the teams this season… The teams next meet for games on Oct. 28 and Dec. 6, both at SAN.
AEROS/RAMPAGE ALL TIME SERIES
The teams have met a total of 100 times in regular season play… Houston is 61-27-8-4 overall (37-10-3-0 at home and 24-17-5-4 on the road).
RECENT AEROS TRANSACTIONS
---Oct. 12: Eric Nystrom traded by MIN to DAL
---Oct. 7: Eric Nystron assigned from Minn.
---Oct. 5: Matt Hackett reassigned from Minn.
---Oct. 3: Matt Hackett recalled by Minn.
---Warren Peters played in his 601st pro game in the season-opener.
---Jon DiSalvatore needs 21 goals to reach 200 in his career.
---Jeff Taffe needs 35 games to reach 500 played in the AHL and 33 goals to reach 200 in the AHL.
AEROS PLAYER NOTES
---Casey Wellman has three goals in two games. He had two goals on Oct. 9 to record his second multi-goal game in the AHL.
---Jed Ortmeyer had a goal and an assist on Oct. 14 at TEX.
---David McIntyre had two goals on Oct. 14 at TEX.
---Carson McMillan had two assists on Oct. 14 at TEX.
---Kris Foucault and Jeff Taffe each had two assists in the season-opener.
Matt Hackett ---Stopped 34 shots in 5-2 win at TEX on Oct. 14… Stopped 24 shots in a 4-1 win over CHI on Oct. 9.
Houston went 2-for-7 in the season-opener on Oct. 9.
The Aeros stopped all nine Chicago power plays on Oct. 9.
The Minnesota Wild improved to 2-1-1 with a 2-1 shootout win over Edmonton at home on Thursday. They host the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
The 2011-12 Aeros promotional calendar is available online at Aeros.com. Highlights include Sunday Family Funday ticket packs, $1 hot dog night, Aeros Wearable Blanket Night, Dean and Rog Bobblehead Weekend and more. The schedule is subject to change without notice, plus new events will be added throughout the season.
---The Aeros roster features 15 players who spent time with the team last season, including 10 who saw significant time on the ice during the team’s run to the 2011 Calder Cup Finals.
---The oldest player on the roster is Jed Ortmeyer (33).
---The youngest player on the roster is Kris Foucault (20)
---The tallest player on the team is Kyle Medvec (6-6, 225). The shortest is Chay Genoway (5-9, 177).
---Joel Broda and Kris Fredheim were teammates with the Calgary Hitmen for two seasons (2008-10).
---Kris Fredheim and Nate Prosser were teammates at Colorado College for four seasons (2006-10). Chad Rau played at the school from 2005-09.
AEROS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
4 – BAGH-nawl
7 – FRED-haym
8 – MED-vekh
14 – deh-SAL-vuh-tohr
20 – ROWH (like now)
26 – MACK-in-tyre
34 – EN-drahs
35 – KEM-per
39 – GEHN-oh-way
41 - ORT-migh-er
61 – KOOH-muh