From: Patrick Armstrong
, Director of Communications
713.361.7920 (Direct Line) Scott Henninger
, Communications Manager
713.361.7930 (Direct Line)
Saturday, December 15, 2007
HOUSTON AEROS LOSE 4-2 TO WORCESTER SHARKS ENDING SIX-GAME POINT STREAK
WORCESTER, Mass. –
The Worcester Sharks exacted revenge from the first meeting this season in a 4-2 win over the Houston Aeros
in front of 3,422 fans in DCU Center Saturday night. Houston (13-11-1-2) will play Providence tomorrow afternoon in their third game in as many days as the Sharks (10-10-1-2) head to Manchester tomorrow. Box Score
Houston's Barry Brust
stopped stopped 28 of 31 shots in 58:14 of game time in the loss. The Sharks' net-minder Thomas Greiss
20 of 22 Aeros shots on net in the victory. The Aeros failed to capitalize on three power-play opportunities as Worcester scored on one of their two chances.
Worcester got on the board first as center Tomas Plihal
took advantage of the game’s first power-play opportunity. Defensemen Patrick Traverse
and Dan Spang
recorded the assists on the opening goal. Aeros’ center Marco Rosa
tied the game back up less than four minutes later at the 9:12 mark on his third goal this season. Left wing Benoit Pouliot
and right wing Danny Irmen
marked the assists and took the 1-1 tie into the first intermission.
The second period was held scoreless as the Aeros tied a season low three shots-on-goal and were out-shot as the Sharks recorded 11. Each team had one man-advantage opportunity, both on hooking penalties.
Sharks’ left wing Luka Kaspar
revived Worcester’s one-goal lead at 2:15 into the third period. Plihal and right wing Graham Mink
marked the helpers for the 2-1 lead. Mink followed up with an insurance goal at 14:14 in the final session. The goal proved to be needed as it eventually became the game-winner. Traverse marked the lone assist. The Aeros’s Adrian Foster
netted the team’s second goal of the night at 18:33 after Brust was pulled for the extra attacker. Defenseman Clayton Stoner
and center Steve Kelly
recorded the assists to bring the Aeros back within one goal. Worcester’s Kaspar netted an empty-net goal with five seconds remaining in the game for the 4-2 final.
The Aeros play three games in three nights: Springfield tonight, Worcester on Saturday and Providence on Sunday. The Aeros return home on December 22, 2007 when they host the Springfield Falcons. For a limited time, and while supplies last, get center ice/club seats for only $20 (regularly $30) and corner seats for only $15 (regularly $22) each. The Holiday Ticket Special
is also available for the December 26 game against I-10 rival, the San Antonio Rampage. The Aeros’ Holiday Stuffer promotion
begins at just $44. Lower end zone “Stuffers” are $64, corners are $84 and center ice “Stuffers” are just $116. The Holiday Stuffer can only be purchased through the Aeros front office by calling (713) 974-PUCK. Notes:
- The opening Worcester goal marks the first time since Friday, December 7 that the Aeros have allowed the first goal. The Aeros tallied the first goal in the last three games.
- The Aeros six-game point-streak is their longest such streak this season year. The last was a seven-game win-streak from 2/15-3/2/06 of the 2005-06 season. -- HOUSTON AEROS --