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Friday Forecast - Nov. 16

by Mike Doyle / Minnesota Wild

Aeros in the State of Hockey

The Houston Aeros, the Wild’s American Hockey League affiliate, will have a home-and-kind-of-home series against the Rockford IceHogs this weekend. The Aeros will host the IceHogs at Xcel Energy Center at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. For tickets to the game, click here. First, Houston will play in Rockford for the first time this season, tonight.

The Aeros are currently in second place in the South Division with a 6-5-1-2 record (15 points). Rockford is 5-7-0-1 (11 points), good for fourth place in the Midwest Division.

On Tuesday in a special matinee game, the Aeros flew past the San Antonio Rampage, 7-5. Wild prospect Jason Zucker, scored twice and set up two others, helping Houston top San Antonio on School Field Trip Day.

Center David McIntyre added two goals, while wingers Justin Fontaine and Nick Palmieri each had a pair of assists in the win. Aeros forwards Johan Larsson and Brett Bulmer, as well as defenseman Tyler Cuma, also scored, as the team improved to 4-2-0-0 on the road this season.

Solar Bears Acquire Former Aeros Player

The Orlando Solar Bears acquired RW Chris Lawrence from the San Francisco Bulls in exchange for future considerations. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound forward skated in two games with the Aeros in 2010-11.

Orlando hosts the Kalamazoo Wings for three-straight games beginning Saturday. The Solar Bears and Wings will go head-to-head, in what will likely be a testy affair, on Nov. 18, 19 and 20.

The Solar Bears are in sixth place in the ECHL Eastern Conference with a 6-5-2-1 record.

Where in the World are Wild Prospects?

Canadian Hockey League

LW Raphael Bussieres- Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)

Saturday, Nov. 17: vs. Rimouski

Sunday, Nov. 18: vs. Rimouski

D Matt Dumba – Red Deer (WHL)

Saturday, Nov. 17: vs. Swift Current

Sunday, Nov. 18: vs. Swift Current

C Tyler Graovac – Ottawa (OHL)

Saturday, Nov. 17: vs. Niagara

Sunday, Nov. 18: vs. Plymouth

D Colton Jobke – Regina (WHL)

Friday, Nov. 16: at Vancouver

Saturday, Nov. 17: at Victoria

College/Junior Hockey

D John Draeger – Michigan State (CCHA)

Friday, Nov. 16: at Miami

Saturday, Nov. 17: at Miami

RW Adam Gilmour – Muskegon (USHL)

Friday, Nov. 16: at Indiana

Saturday, Nov. 17: vs. Youngstown

RW Anthony Hamburg – RIT (AHA)

Saturday, Nov. 17: at Holy Cross

Sunday, Nov. 18: at Holy Cross

LW Erik Haula – University of Minnesota (WCHA)

Friday, Nov. 16: vs. Wisconsin

Saturday, Nov. 17: vs. Wisconsin

LW Mario Lucia – Notre Dame (CCHA)

Friday, Nov. 16: at Michigan

G Stephen Michalek – Harvard (ECAC)

Friday, Nov. 16: at Cornell

Saturday, Nov. 17: at Colgate

LW Louis Nanne – Penticton (BCHL)

Friday, Nov. 16: vs. Salmon Arn

Saturday, Nov. 17: at Trail Smoke

D Nick Seeler – Nebraska Omaha (WCHA)

No Games


RW Christoph Bertschy – SC Bern (Swiss)

Friday, Nov. 16: vs. HC Davos

Saturday, Nov. 17: at SCL Tigers

D Daniel Gunnarsson and G Johan Gustafsson – Lulea HF (SEL)

Saturday, Nov. 17: vs. AIK

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