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Aeros Summerscribes - Aug. 18

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

SummerScribes, August 18 edition

HOUSTON – Welcome all to the smash warm weather hit “SummerScribes”, and welcome as well to the new and improved We’re happy to unveil it today. Please note that it may take a bit of time for your server to recognize the new and some of its new links. Tell us what you think!

Make sure you check out the new multimedia page, and the improved Puck Pals page, which includes downloadable pictures for kids to color. Other items like a season ticketholder only section will be unveiled in October.

SummerScribes feedback, as always, is welcomed – send to This is the last edition of “SummerScribes”, as in less than two weeks, the calendar turns to September. Hard to believe, we’re six weeks from the opener!

News on the Bomber jersey
Be the first in line for a "Bomber" jersey. Please allow a minimum of six weeks for delivery. Call Crazy Jim at 713.361.7941, or e-mail him to order. Free shipping before 9/15! And season ticketholders, don’t forget about your 15% discount!

Mr. Hockey ® coming October 8
The buzz about the October 7 home opener will be extended 24 hours, as “Mr. Hockey” ® Gordie Howe will be in attendance on Sunday, Oct. 8.

Howe’s No. 9 banner, originally raised at Compaq Center late in the 2002-03 season, will go to the Toyota Center rafters before the game. Howe is also scheduled to meet with some amateur hockey players during the afternoon.

Call 713.974.PUCK to find out how you can watch the game with Mr. Hockey ®.

Couple of former Aeros land assistant jobs
Cam Stewart, recently named Aeros assistant coach and advisor to the front office, was the first of three Aeros from the 1998-99 Turner Cup team who landed assistant jobs in the last two weeks.

First was Trent Cull, who left former Aeros coach/general manager Dave Barr’s Guelph Storm junior team to join Syracuse as an assistant coach. The Crunch recently promoted Gary Agnew from the assistant position to become head coach.

Cull beat out Lane Lambert for that job, but Lambert rebounded quickly, landing an assistant position with Milwaukee. That spot was vacated when Todd Richards was named Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s head coach.

Home opener is October 7
The Aeros will open the 2006-07 season on Saturday, October 7 at 7:35 p.m. against Grand Rapids! Great discounted seats are now available for your group of co-workers, friends and family members. Also, want free tickets to the opener? Then purchase an Aeros voucher book, starting at just $110! Call 713.974.PUCK for more information.

Coming soon
The Aeros are getting ready to roll out several noteworthy items in the coming weeks – among them a pre-season schedule, promotional items and theme nights, as well as information Family Day packages, birthday packages and much more.

Become a Season Ticket Holder!
Want your chance to enjoy the very best prices in the same seat for 13, 22, or all 40 home games? Looking for a dynamic and exciting way to entertain business associates? Aeros season seat plans are going fast this summer, so call 713.974.PUCK today to join the fun. Click here for more information. Want to secure your seat today, or think a voucher book is the thing for you? Call 713.974.PUCK today!

Puck Pals now free!
Chilly’s Puck Pals is back and better than ever - FREE! Click here to download the order form. Puck Pals includes a free ticket to all three Puck Pals games, one birthday game voucher, an e-newsletter, coupon for merchandise discount, a Chilly autograph session and an event with an Aeros player!

Puck Pals is open to children 12 and under. Please contact Mary Barton at 713.361.7950 or for more details!

Aeros announce new youth sports web site!
The Aeros are excited to announce the launch of a community-based Aeros’ Care website which is specially designed for youth sports families. The Aeros’ Care program provides not only valuable resources for your family but also special benefits including:

  • Aeros’ Stories- Personal Houston Aeros’ Player Newsletters
  • Special Articles for Youth Sports Families
  • Exclusive Ticket Specials for Youth Sports Families
  • Parent and Team Resources
  • Special Hockey Equipment Specials
  • And More!

    To take a look around the Houston Aeros’ community simply click on the following link:

    We know you will love this new program and thank you for your support of hockey in the Houston area! Stay tuned for for more details on the Aeros 2006-07 season including a special meet and greet with Mr. Hockey ® Gordie Howe!

    For additional questions on any of the Aeros amateur hockey programs, contact Jeremy Burson at 713.361.7946 or

    HAC says “Save the Date”
    Would you like to play golf with an Aero on your team? Make sure to mark your calendar for the 12th Annual Houston Aeros Golf Classic which will be held on Tuesday, November 28th. This year’s tournament will be held at Wildcat Golf Club with proceeds benefiting Houston Aeros Charities and Elves & More. Click here for sponsorship information!

    Interns needed
    The Aeros are in search of ticket marketing interns for the fall. Our goal is to maintain an intern program that is beneficial to both the student and the organization. We challenge our interns to work hard and make a contribution to the success of the organization. By treating our interns the same as every other member of our staff, we help ensure their ultimate success in the competitive world of professional sports. Interns completing the program will have practical experience that will give them a competitive advantage over other applicants when applying for positions in the industry. This fact should not be overlooked as 65% of all positions in the sports industry are in tickets sales.

    Aeros ticket interns will be trained on creating marketing plans, qualifying customers, implementing sales techniques and methods for closing sales. Goals will be set and a game plan will be established to help interns achieve and surpass those goals. The intern program is designed to focus on advance sales in a fun and exciting environment.

    Visit for more information.

    Trivia time
    Congratulations to Wade for correctly answering that former Aero Tom Chorske played at Minnesota along with new Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Todd Richards. Wade gladly donated his prize – two skating passes at Sugar Land Ice & Sports Center – to Houston Aeros Charities.

    This week’s prize is an Aeros media guide – coming in October. Question is…What number did “Mr. Hockey” ® Gordie Howe wear when he made his NHL debut? Send answers to

    That’s it, Aeros fans. We’ll see you again next time!

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