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by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

Download Aeros schedule into Outlook!

Several items of breaking news into the Scribe today.

First, fans can now download the Aeros’ schedule into their Outlook mail program. This allows you to have the schedule directly in your in-box, and also on your palm pilot or handheld device. It will even send you a reminder!

Here’s how:

Click here

Right-click, select Save Target As

To get the Aeros schedule onto your computer (or palm or handheld device), you first need to import the data into your Outlook calendar application.

For Microsoft Outlook:

  • Select FILE --> IMPORT AND EXPORT...
  • Select "Import from another program or file" and click Next.
  • Select "Comma Separated Values (Windows)" and click Next.
  • Find the 0506HOUcal.csv file you just downloaded and select "Do not import duplicate items" and click Next.
  • Select Calendar and click Next.
  • The next window will have a title that says ’The following actions will be performed:’ above an option to ’Import "0506HOUcal.csv" into folder: Calendar.’
  • Check the box to the left and click on ’Import "0506HOUcal.csv" into folder: ’Calendar’
  • Click Finish
  • Synchronize your palm or handheld device to your computer if so desired.

    Special thanks to the Aeros’ crack tech staff for producing the file. Some of you may have to make sure an option for Outlook has been downloaded off the Microsoft CD that came with your computer.

    Giveaway nights are up!

    Visit for a list of 2005-06 giveaway nights. These are subject to change, so keep checking the site. Click here for a printable PDF version.

    Murphy returns

    You’ll read what Aeros’ fans think about the return of Curtis Murphy a bit later in SummerScribes’ mailbag segment. But the response has been overwhelming.

    Picture Murphy and Kurtis Foster with his 101 mph slapper on the point on the power play, and tell the Scribe you’re not excited.

    Murphy and Joey Tetarenko are currently in town training hard for 2005-06.

    The Scribe thinks that Curtis and Kurtis need a nickname. Any ideas? Submit them here.

    "Wally" re-signs

    The Wild announced this morning that Rickard Wallin has been signed to a 2005-06 contract. Here’s wishing "Wally" all the luck in making the big club for good.

    Register to win an Aeros birthday party!

    Visit the Aeros’ Register to win Page for your chance to win a Birthday Party including 10 tickets at an Aeros’ game.

    We’re excited about our new birthday packages, as Cold Stone Creamery has come on board. Click here for more information on birthday packages.

    Congratulations to Alejandra Garcia, winner of our recent contest for four Opening Night tickets.

    Manchester, Manitoba get new bosses

    Manchester went to Jim Hughes, an assistant under Boudreau, for its head coaching position. Hughes was Boudreau’s assistant the last two seasons, and also was an assistant with the Boston Bruins and Orlando Solar Bears. Derek Clancey, one of the good guys in minor league hockey, will assist Hughes after spending the last two seasons in ECHL Reading.

    Manitoba went to former Montreal Canadiens head coach Alain Vigneault, who was most recently with Prince Edward Island of the QMJHL. An assistant will be named shortly.

    That leaves one team without a head coach - your Houston Aeros. It won’t be much longer, fans, the Scribe promises...

    NHL finds a new TV home

    The NHL signed a deal with Comcast this week to put 58 games throughout the season on Outdoor Life Network, mostly on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    The joke around the Aeros’ office this week, knowing that Comcast is based in Philadelphia, was how many Flyers games will we see? Well, Opening Night, we’ll get the Flyers and Rangers. So those of us in the States will have to have the Center Ice package, apparently, in order to see Sidney Crosby’s NHL debut with the Penguins.

    Comcast is also big in Chicago and Washington, so it will be interesting to see when the full schedule comes out, what kind of variance there is.

    But the best news of all is that a)The NHL is back and b)We’ll see at LEAST 58 games of it.

    Robinson to Boston

    Nathan Robinson, who may have won the 2004 Fastest Skater competition at the AHL All-Star Game if he hadn’t seriously injured his leg while participating, joined the Boston Bruins organization this week.

    Robinson, previously under contract with Detroit, was loaned to Syracuse by Grand Rapids late last season. Robinson hasn’t been quite the same player since the injury, and here’s wishing him success out East.

    Iowa gets tough

    The Dallas Stars brought in Mike Siklenka and Garrett Burnett, both hulking bodies who should put on some shows with the Aeros’ heavyweights if they wind up in Iowa.

    Siklenka (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) had 156 PIM’s in only 39 games in Austria last season. He played with Utah in 2003-04. Burnett (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) played in the NHL with Anaheim in 2003-04 but spent most of the previous five seasons in the AHL, including a 346-PIM campaign with Hartford in 2002-03. He suited up during the lockout with UHL Danbury for seven games (184 PIM’s).

    Sonic Boom online

    Here’s a picture of the team in training.

Charities News

Have an important date coming up? Want to make a lasting wedding proposal? Call Houston Aeros Charities to schedule your announcement. For $100, you can propose to your love! We give you the flowers, the entire arenas attention during the second period and your proposal across the matrix board. It will be a proposal that will last in her memory forever!

For $50 we’ll announce a birthday or anniversary to that special person. Each announcement receives a special appearance from Chilly as he delivers a gift bag to your special person.

Your monetary donation will be given to area charities throughout the season. Plan ahead and get booked today! Keep checking the Community section to check out our great and up coming charity events!

Corporate Opportunities

Join our Tickets for Kids Program! Help encourage children’s success by purchasing 500 or more tickets for area children on behalf of your company. You can choose the charity or we can find one for you. Your company will receive in game recognition while a representative of your company performs a ceremonial puck drop. You also receive a feature article on your company, with logo, posted on Your donation is tax deductible and will create a special memory for children who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend.

Additionally we are always looking for corporate sponsors for our special events. Please contact us to get involved in helping out various Houston area charities. It’s a great way to advertise as well as show your companies support to Houston children.

Have an idea for a fundraising event? Please contact, we’d love to hear them and possibly get involved.

Curtis Murphy E-mail bag

WHOOO HOOOO ! ! ! ! !
I have not been this excited about an Aeros signing in years ! ! ! !

No offense to Tets and Wanny, but the signing of Curtis Murphy by the Aeros has got to be the best hockey-related news I’ve heard since it was announced last year that Josh was coming back following his injury! I am SOOOO doing the happy-hockey fan dance! Good job Aeros!

Now this is great news. It will be great to have Curtis back in Houston.

The Scribe agrees with everyone! And judging by some phone calls I received this week from media around the AHL and other hockey publications, so does the rest of the hockey world.

The Scribe takes off for a couple days in southern California to get rejuvenated for 2005-06, so e-mail questions may not get answered until late next week. Click here to email the Scribe. Thanks for reading!

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