HOUSTON AEROS (32-32-7-5, 7th in West Division) –
The Aeros fell against the top team in the West Division to start the week, before responding with back-to-back wins for the first time since February. Houston started the week with a 4-0 loss at home to the Chicago Wolves Wednesday. Wade Dubielewicz earned the loss with 16 saves over two periods of play. The Aeros fared better in the rematch Friday, topping the Wolves, 4-3 in Houston. Three different players scored for the Aeros and Darcy Kuemper
made 23 saves in his first career AHL start. The Aeros earned a second victory in as many nights Saturday with a 3-2 victory over the Texas Stars in Cedar Park. Kuemper made 21 saves to earn his second career victory. The Aeros are busy in their final week of play this season, hosting Rockford Tuesday, traveling to San Antonio Thursday, hosting Texas Saturday before traveling to San Antonio for the final game of the season Sunday.
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Future Wild Update
Canadian Hockey Leagues
D Tyler Cuma - Ottawa (OHL):
First round pick (23rd overall) in 2008 Draft has four assists in eight playoff games as Ottawa holds a 2-1 lead in its series with Mississauga in the second round of OHL playoffs. Cuma finished the regular season with five goals and 17 assists in 52 games, and a +9 rating. LW Kris Foucault - Calgary (WHL):
The fourth round pick (103rd overall) in 2009 Draft owns three goals and an assist through nine playoff games. Calgary holds a 2-0 advantage in its second round series with Medicine Hat. Foucault finished the regular season with 22 goals and 21 assists for 43 points in 68 games. Calgary won the last nine games of the season to clinch the best regular season record in the WHL. D Marco Scandella - Val-D'Or (QMJHL):
Second round selection (55th overall) in 2008 signed an amateur tryout contract with Houston of the American Hockey League on March 31. He totaled six points on two goals and four assists in six playoff games to lead all team defensemen. Val-D'Or dropped its opening round series against Rouyn-Noranda, 4-2. Scandella finished the regular season with nine goals and 22 assists in 31 games. College/USHLC Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL):
Seventh round pick (193rd overall) in 2009 Draft, and Colgate University recruit owns 22 points on five goals and 17 assists in 54 games. Omaha won the USHL's West Division.LW Erik Haula - Omaha (USHL):
The University of Minnesota recruit and seventh round pick (182nd overall) in 2009 NHL Draft scored two goals and added three assists in two games last week. He ranks tied for fifth in USHL scoring with 72 points (28-44=72). Ranks fourth in the League with a +36 rating. D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA):
Fourth round pick (115th overall) finished his season with two goals and an assist in 34 games.D Kyle Medvec - Vermont (HE):
Fourth round pick in 2006 (102nd overall) saw his season come to an end in the first round of the NCAA tournament in a 3-2 loss to Wisconsin. Medvec led all Vermont defensemen in scoring with five goals and 10 assists in 38 games.Goaltenders
Matt Hackett - Plymouth (OHL):
The third round draft pick (77th overall) last summer was named the OHL's top goaltender for the month of March after going 5-2-1-0 with two shutouts, a 2.08 goals against average and a .941 save percentage. He is 3-3-0-0 in the playoffs with a .927 save percentage as Plymouth trails its series with Windsor, 0-2. Hackett finished the regular season with a 33-18-1-2 record, a 2.62 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. He signed an entry level contract with the Wild on March 16. Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL):
The sixth round pick (161st overall) signed an amateur tryout contract with the Houston Aeros on March 31 and is 2-0-0 with a 2.14 goals against average and a .906 save percentage in thee appearances. Kuemper finished the regular season with a 28-23-0-4 record, a 2.73 goals against average and a .908 save percentage.