Game Day vs. Stars
Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011
The Aeros host the Texas Stars on Friday at Toyota Center. Face off is set for 7:35 p.m.
: 1070 KNTH-AM
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The Houston Aeros (10-3-1-4, 25 pts.) host the Texas Stars (7-9-0-1, 15 pts.) in the start of a home-and home set between the clubs. Going back to last Friday, Houston plays four of five games against the Stars, including a home-and-home set last weekend. Houston sits two points out of first place in the AHL’s West Division and has earned at least a point in 12 of the last 14 games. The Stars have lost two straight and four of the last five.
THIS WEEK’S GAMES
Friday --- vs. Texas (7:35 p.m.)
Saturday --- at Texas (7:00 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… Schools from around Houston will experience hockey with an educational twist on Dec. 8 at 11 a.m.… Get to the game early on Dec. 9 and you'll get a special Aeros Wearable Blanket to cozy up those chilly winter nights courtesy Sunny 99.1 FM... Bring a stuffed animal for the annual Teddy Bear Toss on Dec. 16 to toss on the ice when the Aeros score their first goal of the game… Dec. 26 is the annual Guns & Hoses Game presented by Tait Radio Communication as the Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department square off the ice after the Aeros game.
RECENT AEROS TRANSACTIONS
---Nov. 23: G Matt Hackett recalled by MIN
---Nov. 20: D Elgin Reid released from PTO
---Nov. 20: D Mike Lundin recalled by MIN
---Nov. 19: D Kris Fredheim reassigned by MIN
---Nov. 18: D Mike Lundin reassigned by MIN
---Jon DiSalvatore needs 16 goals to reach 200 in his career.
---DiSalvatore ranks sixth overall in Aeros AHL franchise goal scoring with 56. Kirby Law is the franchise leader with 68. His next goal will tie him with Kyle Wanvig for fifth all-time.
---Jeff Taffe needs 20 games to reach 500 played in the AHL and 28 goals to reach 200 in the AHL.
AEROS/STARS SEASON SERIES
This is the fourth of 12 meetings this season… The teams split a home-and-home series last weekend… The teams meet again on Dec. 16 and 21 at Houston.
AEROS PLAYER NOTES
---Casey Wellman has points (3-4=7) in five of the last seven games and in all but four games this season.
---Drew Bagnall’s goal and assist on Nov. 13 equaled his point total from last season. It also marked his first AHL goal since Nov. 27, 2009.
---Jon DiSalvatore has at least a point (5-11=16) in 12 of the last 14 games.
---Chay Genoway has points in eight of his last 11 games (1-10=11) and assists in five of the last seven games.
---Jeff Taffe had a six-game scoring streak (3-6=9) snapped on Nov. 19 at TEX.
---Jed Ortmeyer had a three-game scoring streak (1-2=3) snapped on Sunday.
--- Chad Rau had a two-game goal streak snapped on Sunday.
Entering this weekend, Houston ranks eighth in AHL attendance with an average of 6,069 through 10 home games… Casey Wellman sits right behind the AHL goal scoring lead with 11… Wellman’s seven power play goals lead the league… Chay Genoway is second among AHL rookies with six power play helpers… Genoway is tied for sixth among AHL defensemen with 11 points (1-10=11)… Jeff Taffe is tied for the AHL lead with nine power play assists… Goalie Matt Hackett is among AHL leaders with 342 saves… The Aeros have won four straight road games and are 6-1-0-1 overall away from home.
HACKETT – Is 2-1-3 at home this season and 5-0-1 on the road… Last Game: Stopped 23 shots in a 1-0 SOL to ABB on Nov. 20.
ENDRAS --- Last Game: Stopped 24/25 in 5-1 win at TEX on Nov. 19.
Is 1/12 in the last three games… Set a season-high going 3/5 in a 4-2 win at SAN on Oct. 28… 17/87 overall.
Opponents are 1/13 on the PP in the last three games… Had allowed a goal in five straight before holding TOR 0/6 on Nov. 6… Opponents are 15/79 on the power play this season.
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