The history books of the nfl, nhl, nba, and mlb are littered with. The houston aeros were one of the most successful wha franchises in the 1970s but folded while still a winning team. Clarke trophy as the american hockey league s western conference champions for 201011, advancing to the calder cup finals with a 43 victory over the hamilton bulldogs in a decisive game 7 at toyota center in houston on tuesday evening. The houston aeros were a professional ice hockey team in the american hockey league. The houston aeros, the citys american hockey league franchise, left houston after a 19year run in 20. Houston aeros hoodie xxl houston aeros ahl hoodie with green lining in the hood euc underarm to underarm 30 inches the houston aeros were a professional ice hockey team in the american hockey league. Houston aeros the handbook of texas online texas state. Among the players for the aeros were gordie howe and his two sons mark and marty, who became the first fatherson combination to play together in professional hockey. Houston aeros, thanks for all the hockey memories houston. Houston huskies hockey team statistics and history at.
Learn the history behind their success, how gordie howe and his sons became. History of ice hockey from early beginnings to current. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. The houston aeros were an american professional ice hockey team that played from 1994 to 20 in the american hockey league. Historic images 1974 press photo houston aeros hockey players clear the puck from the crease. For the first time ever, this vintage footage is getting a high quality release. The team played in houston, texas, at the toyota center. The houston aeros were an expansion team in the international hockey league in 1994. Houston aeros hockey apparel store prep sportswear. The movie focuses on gordie howes second life as a hockey superstar after the canadian icon quit the detroit red wings and decided to join the upstart houston aeros of the world hockey. Mike yeo named head coach of the american hockey league.
The houston aeros were a major league hockey team based in houston, tx playing in the world hockey association from 1972 to 1978. A virtual museum of sports logos, uniforms and historical items. Houston deserves a national hockey league team big jolly. And although the name aeros did resurface in houston in 96 in the international hockey league, the city has never had a major league hockey team since, despite several applications and an unsuccessful attempt at buying the edmonton oilers in the late 90s. Purchase tickets for the houston aeros and get started planning your next fun hockey outing by using our website. The new aeros played in the summit until the opening of the les alexander controlled toyota center.
The houston aeros, the citys american hockey league franchise, left houston after a. Every day, well send you an email to your inbox with scores, todays schedule, top performers, new debuts and interesting tidbits. Credits for pictures on this web site are given when know. The greatest pro sports teams that disappeared page 6 247. Get uptodate houston aeros statistics, schedules, rosters and much more on hockey. The howe family is in houston to start negotiations with the houston aeros of the world hockey association that could lead to. When the ihl folded in 2001, the aeros remained in houston as an american hockey league team. John howard scott born september 26, 1982 is a canadian former professional ice hockey defencemanwinger. Hockey player poul popiel, houston aeros, in tussle during game, texasphoto measures 8 x 10inches. Search for your apparel store and shop for school uniforms.
Nov 17, 2017 houston is the newest city in the rumour mill after rockets owner tilman fertitta expressed his interest in bringing an nhl team to houston. Since pre internet minor league pictures are hard to find, only goalies of which i. Aeros advance to calder cup finals american hockey league. They were highly successful, making the playoffs each of their six. The houston aeros, along with toyota center, will make hockey history on sunday when they debut the largest inarena video board in north america. Whether youre a current student, parent, player, fan or alumni, youll find over 500 products to customize from, including houston aeros tshirts, sweatshirts, all hats, all bags, and more. Although the team only called the city of houston home, its origins were rooted 1,100 miles northeast in dayton, ohio. If or when houston sports gets a hockey team, the owners should name it the aeros.
Don larway of the houston aeros poses for a portrait circa 1977. Houston aeros logo on chris creamers sports logos page sportslogos. World hockey association history and statistics at. Houston aeros tickets aeros tickets 20202021 aeros schedule. Though world hockey had been around for the vast majority of the 20 th century, its quality was not very high. The aeros were originally slated to play in dayton, ohio, as a charter member of the wha.
The history of hockey in houston third string goalie. The houston aeros were a minor professional hockey team based in houston, tx playing in the american hockey league from 2001 to 20. Customize ahl houston aeros 14 tony hrkac hockey jersey green. Wha houston aeros the hockey chronicle home facebook. As you all now know the, houston aeros are leaving houston at the end of the season, however the name, logo, and legacy are being.
On april 19, 20, it was announced that the team would move to des moines, iowa at the beginning of the 2014 ahl season and would be known as the iowa wild. Whether its expansion or a team relocation there is enough history in the name houston aeros that it could work. With the aeros having folded, the houston apollos of the central hockey league were revived for the 197980 season. However, dayton residents were indifferent at best to a wha team, and while there were questions. The team played in the sam houston coliseum, among others. Houston aeros hockey team wha statistics and history at. The houston aeros were a professional ice hockey club that played in the world hockey association wha from 1972 to 1978. A professional player for nearly 10 seasons, scott saw national hockey league action with the minnesota wild, chicago blackhawks, new york rangers, san jose sharks, buffalo sabres, arizona coyotes and montreal canadiens. Clarke trophy as the american hockey leagues western conference champions for 201011, advancing to the calder cup finals with a 43 victory over the hamilton bulldogs in a decisive game. Houston huskies statistics and history leagues ushl houston huskies the houston huskies were a minor professional hockey team based in houston, tx playing in. This page was created to remember the history of aeros hockey. Your team store allows you to customize clothing for every type of houston aeros hockey fan.
Houston aeros hockey team ahl statistics and history at. See more ideas about houston aeros, ice hockey and hockey. The houston aeros celebrated their 10th season of play in the american hockey league during the 201112 season. The houston aeros were an expansion team in the international hockey league in. Currently over 10,000 on display for your viewing pleasure. Get premium, high resolution news photos at getty images. Dineen was the only head coach and general manager in aeros history and led the team to a 28517019 record over six seasons. Originally intended as one of the 12 charter cities, the team was moved to houston and renamed the aeros and was one of the leagues strongest clubs, but folded after the 7778 season, one year shy of probably being included in the nhlwha merger. Customize ahl houston aeros 16 patrick osullivan hockey jersey green. Houston aeros goaltending history ahl main page facebook. Remembering the wha winnipeg jets, remembering the wha houston aeros, jets vs aeros wha game highlights, international wha games, jets vs aeros complete wha game, and winnipeg jets.
Houston aeros simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The world hockey association was a major league hockey league that operated from 1972 to 1979. If houston gets an nhl hockey team, what should they be. Nov 21, 2017 legendary hockey great gordie howe came out of retirement to play with his sons in the wha version of the houston aeros, and the aeros won multiple titles. The world hockey association was a second major league and was in direct competition with the long established national hockey league nhl. This website is unofficial and not endorsed by the wha or any wha franchise. Penguins head coach dan bylsma will have to make a change to his 201011 coaching staff after it was announced on wednesday that assistant coach. They were the ahl affiliate of the nhls minnesota wild. Get uptodate houston aeros statistics, schedules, rosters and much more on.
By the end, you realize that the story of gordie is more about being a great. Houston aeros logos american hockey league ahl chris. Houston aeros hoodie xxl houston aeros ahl hoodie with green lining in the hood euc underarm to underarm 30 inches the houston aeros were a professional ice. Legendary hockey great gordie howe came out of retirement to play with his sons in the wha version of the houston aeros, and the aeros won multiple titles. The aeros may have developed into one of the most successful franchises in wha history, but the franchises start was quite murky. Please contact us to get involved in helping out various houston area charities. They played in houston, texas at the toyota center. Don larway of the houston aeros poses for a portrait circa. The international ice hockey federation iihf had been formed in 1908, made up of belgium, bohemia czechoslovakia, england, france and switzerland, with germany joining a year later. Houston was without hockey until the arrival of the houston aeros of the international hockey league in 1994.
The 197475 aeros had the best season in franchise history despite. Houston is the newest city in the rumour mill after rockets owner tilman fertitta expressed his interest in bringing an nhl team to houston. Before we get ahead of ourselves, though, its time to take a step back in time because at one time, houston had a professional hockey team and gordie howe played for it. The team has won two hockey titles the international leagues turner cup in. Apr 26, 20 the movie focuses on gordie howes second life as a hockey superstar after the canadian icon quit the detroit red wings and decided to join the upstart houston aeros of the world hockey. Houston aeros 199420, a team in the international hockey league and the american hockey league this disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title houston aeros. History of the houston aeros the houston aeros were a member of the nowdefunct world hockey association wha from 197278. With the new video board, the houston aeros and toyota center will redefine the inarena fan viewing experience when they unveil the stateoftheart video scoreboard this weekend, setting a new. When mark howe retired as a member of the detroit red wings his fathers old team in 1995, he was the last member of the houston aeros to be playing in the nhl. The houston aeros were a professional ice hockey club that played in. Arson detectives investigating fire in southeast houston. Todays featured jersey is a 199798 houston aeros dave morissette jersey. Houston junior aeros hockey association guidestar profile. The teams name is an homage to the houston aeros of the world hockey association in the 1970s, one of the teams gordie howe played for in the wha.225 665 506 1282 444 1273 374 900 972 326 1372 673 1511 1607 1426 417 877 162 1537 310 893 88 684 431 1357 1172 86 1244 1059 1122 216 173