Aeros vs. Heat
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Houston Aeros (8-2-0-3, 19 pts.) play host to the Abbotsford Heat (7-4-1-0, 15 pts.) in the first of eight meetings between the teams this season on Thursday at Toyota Center (7:05 p.m.).
: 1070 KNTH-AM
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The Houston Aeros (8-2-0-3, 19 pts.) play host to the Abbotsford Heat (7-4-1-0, 15 pts.) in the first of eight meetings between the teams this season. The Aeros are coming off a 6-2 loss to the Toronto Marlies last Sunday. The Marlies scored six unanswered goals and the Aeros saw their eight-game points streak (6-0-0-2) come to an end. Abbotsford is winless in two games (0-1-1-0) and last played on Nov. 5 in a 4-3 OTL to OKC. Houston is tied with Oklahoma City for the top spot in both the West Division and Western Conference. Abbotsford begins a run of seven straight road games and is chasing both the Aeros and Barons in the West Division race.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Thursday --- vs. Abbotsford Heat (7:05 p.m.)
Sunday --- vs. Charlotte Checkers (5:05 p.m.)
Radio: 1070 KNTH-AM
Listen online: www.aeros.com
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Listen on Smartphone including BlackBerry: 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.
Aeros fans can get four tickets, four Aeros gifts and parking for any Sunday game with prices starting as low as $52… The Aeros will host their annual Military Night on Nov. 18. Sponsor tickets for a soldier by calling 713-974-7825.
RECENT AEROS TRANSACTIONS
---Nov. 8: F Warren Peters recalled by MIN
---Nov. 6: F Mike Hoffman released from PTO
---Nov. 4: F Matt Kassian reassigned by MIN
---Nov. 3: D Elgin Reid signed PTO
---Nov. 2: F Cody Almond reassigned by MIN
Jeff Penner has missed the last seven games with an undisclosed injury.
---Warren Peters played in his 601st pro game in the season-opener.
---Jon DiSalvatore needs 18 goals to reach 200 in his career.
---DiSalvatore ranks sixth overall in Aeros AHL franchise goal scoring with 54. Kirby Law is the franchise leader with 68.
---Jeff Taffe needs 24 games to reach 500 played in the AHL and 29 goals to reach 200 in the AHL.
AEROS/HEAT SEASON SERIES
This is the first of eight meetings this season… The teams play again on Nov. 20 at HOU… The Aeros visit Abbotsford for back-to-back games on Feb. 17-18 and March 6-7… The Heat comes back to Houston for games on March 13 and 17.
AEROS PLAYER NOTES
---Jed Ortmeyer served a one-game suspension Sunday.
---Jon DiSalvatore has points in nine-straight games (4-9=13).
---DiSalvatore had his fourth two-point game of the year (1-1=2).
---Warren Peters has a goal in three-straight games.
---Casey Wellman has points in eight of his last nine games and at least a point in all but two games this season.
---Jeff Taffe leads the Aeros with six multi-point games.
---Chay Genoway has points in five of his last six games (1-6=7).
HACKETT – Is 1-0-1 at home this season… Is 4-0-1 in his last five decisions… Last Game: Stopped 26/28 in 4-2 win at HAM on Nov. 4.
ENDRAS ---Has started the last four home games (is 2-1-1 in those games); Last Game: Stopped 33/39 in 6-2 loss to TOR on Nov. 6.
Has at least a goal in six straight… Is 10/37 in the last six games… Set a season-high going 3/5 in a 4-2 win at SAN on Oct. 28… 15/69 overall.
Stopped 24/31 in the last six games… Had allowed a goal in five straight before holding TOR 0/6 on Nov. 6… Opponents are 12/66 on the power play this season.
---Houston has scored three goals in one period five times this season, including twice in the third period.
---Houston’s 15-point October (6-1-0-3) is tied for the second-best Oct. since the team joined the AHL in 2001. The Aeros notched 18 points in Oct. 2002. In 2005, the Aeros notched 15 points (9-1-0-0)
---This season marks just the second time in franchise history (including the IHL) that the Aeros recorded one regulation loss in Oct.
---The Aeros have recorded one regulation loss in a month a total of 11 times (including IHL records). Only once has the team gone a month without a regulation loss; April 2002 (4-0-0-0).
---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)
22 - TAYF
26 – MACK-in-tyre
27 – mick-MILL-uhn
34 – EN-drahs
39 – GEHN-oh-way
41 - ORT-migh-er
42 – KASS-ee-uhn
61 – KOOH-muh