Houston Aeros 2012-13 Record: 33-24-5-5, 76 points, Fourth Place in South Division
The Houston Aeros, the Minnesota Wild’s American Hockey League affiliate, dropped a pair of close games last week, falling in overtime and then regulation to move to fourth in the AHL’s South Division.
The Aeros suffered a 7-6 overtime loss to the Texas Stars in Houston Tuesday. C Mikael Granlund scored with 52 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, extending his point streak to 11 games. G Matt Hackett made 24 saves in the loss.
The Aeros saw their four-game point streak (2-0-1-1) end Friday with a 3-2 loss to Grand Rapids. RW Nick Petersen and C Chad Rau scored for Houston, while G Cody Reichard made a career-high 33 saves in the loss.
Houston continues its 10-game homestand this week, hosting San Antonio Thursday at 7:05 p.m. CT, Chicago Friday at 7:05 p.m. CT and Hamilton Sunday at 5:05 p.m. CT.
Canadian Hockey Leagues
LW Raphael Bussieres - Baie-Comeau, (QMJHL): The Wild's second-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft has nine points (3-4=7) in four playoff games, as the Wild swept Sherbrooke and next faces Victoriaville. In 60 games this season Bussieres has 68 points (29-39=68) and is plus-27.
D Mathew Dumba - Red Deer (WHL): Minnesota's first-round pick in June's NHL Entry Draft has three points in four playoff games as the Rebels swept Prince Albert and next face Calgary. In 62 games this season Dumba has 42 points (16-26=42) and is plus-10.
C Tyler Graovac - Ottawa/Belleville (OHL): Signed an entry-level contract with Minnesota Tuesday. Graovac tallied 10 points (2-8=10) in six playoff games with Belleville. The Bulls topped Mississauga seven games, and next face Sudbury in the post-season. Graovac finished the regular season T-9th in the OHL with 38 goals and had 73 points (38-35=73).
D Colton Jobke - Regina (WHL): Finished his second season with Regina. In 31 games, Jobke has 18 points (3-15=18).
D John Draeger - Michigan State (CCHA): Finished his freshman season at Michigan State after the Spartans dropped their CCHA Quarterfinal series at Miami in three games. In 42 games, Draeger had 10 points (1-9=10).
RW Adam Gilmour - Muskegon (USHL): Minnesota's fourth-round selection in June's NHL Entry Draft skated in one game last week.. Gilmour leads Muskegon in assists (25), points (19-25=44), and plus/minus rating. (plus-16).
LW Erik Haula - U. of Minnesota (WCHA): Haula tallied two assists in Minnesota's loss to Yale in the NCAA West Regional Semifinal.. Haula leads the Gophers in points (16-35=51), assists (35), and is second in goals (16).
LW Mario Lucia - Notre Dame (CCHA): Skated in the Irish's loss to St. Cloud State in the NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal. In his freshman season for Notre Dame, Lucia tallied 23 points (12-11=23).
LW Louis Nanne - Penticton (BCHL): Named BCHL Player of the week after totaling four goals and an assist in four playoff games. Nanne leads the Vees with 11 points (5-6=11) in eight playoff games. Leads West Kelowna 3 games to 1 in the Interior Conference Finals. In 45 games this season, Nanne has 41 points (19-22=41) points.
D Nick Seeler - Nebraska-Omaha: Seeler finished his freshman season as Nebraska-Omaha fell to Minnesota State in three games in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs. Seeler played in 31 games recording 9 points (2-7=9) and was plus-7.
RW Christoph Bertschy - SC Bern (Swiss): Has two goal in 14 playoff games with Bern. For the season Bertschy has played in 41 games with four goals and two assists for a plus-1 rating.
D Daniel Gunnarsson - Lulea HF (SEL): Topped Frolunda in the best of seven first round of the Elitserien Playoffs, 4-3 , and leads Farjestad, 3-0. In 53 games, Gunnarsson had 17 points (6-11=17).
Johan Gustafsson - Lulea HF (SEL): Topped Frolunda in the best of seven first round of the Elitserien Playoffs, 4-3, and leads Farjestad, 3-0. Gustafsson finished the regular season ranked fourth amongst all Elite League goalies in GAA and fifth in SV%, having stopped 787-of-847 shots.
Stephen Michalek - Cedar Rapids (USHL): Did not play last week. Has a 3.09 goals-against average, .900 save percentage, and a 7-6-3 record.