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HOUSTON AEROS vs. CHICAGO WOLVES Sunday, October 9, 2011 --- 5:05 p.m. Toyota Center --- Houston, Texas OVERVIEW The Houston Aeros play host to the Chicago Wolves in the 2011-12 in the first of four games between the teams this season. This is the season opener for the Aeros, while the Wolves opened the season on the road at San Antonio last night. AEROS BROADCASTS Radio: 1070 KNTH-AM Listen online: Watch online: GOING TO THE GAME On street, garage and surface parking surrounds Toyota Center… The Box Office and Will Call windows are located on La Branch Street. AEROS INJURIES None reported AEROS MILESTONES APPROACHING ---Warren Peters is set to play in his 601st pro game when the season opens on Sunday. He’s appeared in 421 AHL games and 38 NHL contests, along with 90 ECHL games. ---Jon DiSalvatore needs 22 goals to reach 200 in his career. ---Jeff Taffe needs 37 games to reach 500 played in the AHL and 33 goals to reach 200 in the AHL. ---Eric Nystrom needs six games to reach 400 played in his career and six goals to reach 50 overall. RECENT AEROS TRANSACTIONS ---Oct. 7: Eric Nystron assigned from Minn. ---Oct. 5: Matt Hackett reassigned from Minn. ---Oct. 3: Matt Hackett recalled by Minn. TOYOTA CENTER ROAD CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY Due to recent road construction surrounding Toyota Center, we encourage all guests to FUN FACTS allow extra time for parking or visiting the box ---The Aeros are 7-7-0-3 in season-opening office. games and 7-8-0-2 in home openers. ---Houston has opened the last two seasons on AEROS/WOLVES SEASON SERIES the road. This is the first of four games between the ---The Aeros have lost the last two home teams and the first of two at Toyota Center… openers, both by 3-2 scores. The teams don’t play again until Feb. 7 at ---The Aeros roster features 15 players who Chicago and March 25 at Chicago… The spent time with the team last season, including Wolves don’t come back to Houston until April 10 who saw significant time on the ice during 6... Houston went 3-3-0-0 last season vs. the the team’s run to the 2011 Calder Cup Finals. Wolves (1-2-0-0 at home, 2-1-0-0 on the road). ---A total of 26 players make up the opening roster. The full roster includes 14 forwards, AEROS/WOLVES ALL TIME SERIES nine defensemen and three goaltenders. The teams have met a total of 116 times in ---The oldest player on the Opening Day roster regular season play… Houston is 50-41-14-5 is Jed Ortmeyer (33). overall, 30-15-8-2 at home and 20-26-6-3 on ---The youngest player on the Opening Day the road. Roster is Kris Foucault (20) ---The tallest player on the team is Kyle 2011 PRE-SEASON RECAP Medvec (6-6, 225). The shortest is Chay The Aeros split a pair of preseason games, Genoway (5-9, 177). falling 4-0 at Oklahoma City on Sept. 30 but ---Eric Nystrom and Jed Ortmeyer were rebounded to beat Texas 3-2 in a shootout on teammates for two seasons (2001-03) at the Oct. 2. University of Michigan. ---Eric Nystrom and Warren Peters were 2010-11 SEASON RECAP teammates at both Omaha and Quad City while The Aeros finished the 2010-11 season with a members of the Calgary Flames organization. 46-28-1-5 record and finished second in the ---Joel Broda and Kris Fredheim were West Division and second overall in the teammates with the Calgary Hitmen for two Western Conference. Houston advanced to the seasons (2008-10). Calder Cup Finals but lost the series 4-2 to the ---Kris Fredheim and Nate Prosser were Binghamton Senators. The Wolves finished 39- teammates at Colorado College for four 30-5-6 and sixth in the West Division but seasons (2006-10). Chad Rau played at the failed to reach the postseason. school from 2005-09. PROMOTION CALENDAR The 2011-12 Aeros promotional calendar is available online at Highlights include Banner Night, 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. 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. WILD WATCH The Minnesota Wild opened the 2011-12 season with a 4-2 win over Columbus on Saturday night. Marco Scandella bagged his first NHL goal in the win. The crowd of 19,040 marked the second-highest attendance for a Wild home opener. AEROS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 4 – BAGH-nawl 7 – FRED-haym 8 – MED-vekh 13 – FOO-coh 14 – deh-SAL-vuh-tohr 20 – ROWH (like now) 23 – NIGH-strum 26 – MACK-in-tyre 34 – EN-drahs 35 – KEM-per 39 – GEHN-oh-way 41 - ORT-migh-er 61 – KOOH-muh

Aeros Game Notes, Oct. 9, 2011

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