Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Aeros play host to the Grand Rapids Griffins at Toyota Center on Sunday at 5:05 p.m.
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The Houston Aeros (3-1-0-2) close out their second three-in-three weekend at home against the Grand Rapids Griffins (3-3-0-0). Houston fell 2-1 in the shootout at Charlotte last night. They have earned at least a point in all but one game this season. The Griffins edged Oklahoma City 3-2 in the shootout last night at OKC.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Friday --- at Charlotte Checkers (3-2 W)
Saturday --- at Charlotte Checkers (2-1 SOL)
Sunday --- vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (5:05 p.m.)
The Aeros earned three out of a possible six points last week with a win at Texas on Friday, a shootout loss at home against San Antonio on Saturday and a loss at Oklahoma City on Sunday.
Radio: 1070 KNTH-AM
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Listen on Smartphone: Download the TuneIn Radio App; search Houston, then KNTH.
LIVE SCORING AND STATS
The AHL provides live scoring and stats via the GameCenter tab at www.theahl.com.
GOING TO AEROS 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.
RECENT AEROS TRANSACTIONS
---Oct. 15: G Darcy Kuemper reassigned to ONT (ECHL)
---Oct. 12: Eric Nystrom traded by MIN to DAL
---Oct. 7: Eric Nystrom assigned from MIN
---Jon DiSalvatore needs 20 goals to reach 200 in his career. He now ranks sixth overall in Aeros AHL franchise goals with 51. Kirby Law is the franchise leader with 68.
---Jeff Taffe needs 31 games to reach 500 played in the AHL and 32 goals to reach 200 in the AHL.
---Warren Peters played in his 601st pro game in the season-opener.
AEROS/GRIFFINS SEASON SERIES
This is the first of six meetings… The Aeros visit Grand Rapids on Jan. 11 in the next matchup… The Griffins next come to Houston for back-to-back games on March 10 and 11.
AEROS/GRIFFINS ALL-TIME SERIES
Houston is 37-31-7-3 (21-12-5-2 at home, 16-20-2-0 on the road).
AEROS PLAYER NOTES
---Carson McMillan received a four-game suspension from the AHL for an illegal check to the head on Oct. 15. He will miss all of this weekend’s games plus the game on Oct. 28.
---Casey Wellman has points in five of six games this season. He had four goals in the first three games of the season. He had two goals on Oct. 9 to record his second multi-goal game in the AHL.
---Jeff Taffe scored with four seconds remaining at CHA on Oct. 21 to win the game for the Aeros. It was his first goal as an Aero.
---Drew Bagnall made his season debut at CHA on Oct. 21 after missing the first four games recovering from an offseason injury.
---Justin Fontaine scored his first AHL goal on Oct. 15 and added a shootout goal.
--- Goaltender Darcy Kuemper was reassigned to the Ontario (Calif.) Reign (ECHL) in order to gain playing time. The Aeros had been carrying three goaltenders (Dennis Endras and Matt Hackett are the other two).
HACKETT ---Stopped 33 of 34 and 4 of 5 in a 2-1 SOL at CHA on Oct. 22… Made 33 saves in 3-2 win at CHA on Oct. 21… Started the first three games of the season… Made 23 saves and stopped 9 of 11 chances in the shootout (first 8) on Oct. 15 vs. SAN.
ENDRAS ---Made first Aeros and North American start at OKC on Oct. 16 turning aside 14 of 16 shots in a 2-0 loss.
1/6 so far this weekend… 5/28 overall (17.9%)
Stopped 6/8 so far this weekend… Opponents are 5/32 (84.4%)
---The Aeros narrowly missed a franchise record for fastest two goals scored with Wellman and McIntyre's eight second burst in the third period on Oct. 21 at CHA. David Oliver and Rob Valicevic scored six seconds apart in a 6-4 loss at Milwaukee on Nov. 29, 1997.
---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.
---Jon DiSalvatore has played for nine different head coaches in his nine AHL seasons.
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