HOUSTON AEROS (6-7-0-0, T-3rd in West Division
) – Houston opened the week with a 4-3 shootout win against the Hamilton Bulldogs at home, before falling in three road contests to end the week. The Aeros rallied in the third period and LW Colton Gillies scored the shootout winner to lead Houston to the comeback win over Hamilton Tuesday. The road did not treat the Aeros well, starting with a 2-0 shutout at Grand Rapids Thursday. Friday’s rematch between the teams did not fare much better for Houston, falling to the Griffins 3-1. LW Robbie Earl scored the lone goal for the Aeros, his team-leading fourth of the season. Houston visited the Texas Stars Sunday and fell, 3-1, to end its busy week of games. D Brandon Rogers tallied the Aeros goal while G Wade Dubielewicz made 26 saves in the loss. The Aeros return home after a busy road trip to face the Manitoba Moose Thursday and the San Antonio Rampage Saturday.
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Future Wild Update
Canadian Hockey Leagues
D Tyler Cuma - Ottawa (OHL):
First round pick (23rd overall) in 2008 Draft was named to the OHL roster for the 2009 Subway Super Series.LW Kris Foucault - Calgary (WHL):
Fourth round pick (103rd overall) in 2009 Draft has six goals and three assists in 19 games, with an even rating. Calgary is 13-5-0-0 this season and is ranked #1 in the Canadian Hockey League.D Marco Scandella - Val-D'Or (QMJHL):
Second round pick (55th overall) in 2008 Draft ranks second among team blueliners in goals (4), points (14) and plus/minus (+6). He was named to the QMJHL roster for the 2009 Subway Super Series.College/USHLC Anthony Hamburg - Omaha (USHL):
Seventh round pick (193rd overall) in 2009 Draft, and Colgate University recruit, has two goals and three assists in eight games.LW Erik Haula - Omaha (USHL):
The University of Minnesota recruit is tied for second on the team in goals (4) and tied for third in plus/minus (+7).D Nick Leddy - Minnesota (WCHA):
First round pick (16th overall) was suffered a broken jaw on Friday night vs. Alaska Anchorage and is expected to miss six weeks.D Sean Lorenz - Notre Dame (CCHA):
Fourth round pick (115th overall) has one assist in eight games.D Kyle Medvec - Vermont (HE):
Fourth round pick in 2006 (102nd overall) has one goal and one assist in five games, and is a +3.Goaltenders
Matt Hackett - Plymouth (OHL):
Was named Canadian Hockey League Goalie of the Week for the week ending Oct. 25.Darcy Kuemper - Red Deer (WHL):
Is 6-8-0-0 in 15 games with a 3.81 goals against average and a .879 save percentage.