Aeros Score Two Close Wins
The Houston Aeros won a pair of close weekend games to improve its record to 9-6-1-2, ranking third in the South Division.
On Friday, the Aeros skated to a tight road victory against interstate rival the San Antonio Rampage, 2-1. Right wing Justin Fontaine led the Aeros, scoring the eventual game-winning goal with 2:13 left in regulation for the win and his sixth goal on the year. Forward Zack Phillips and defenseman Chay Genoway each had an assist on the game-winning goal.
The Aeros beat the Abbotsford Heat in dramatic fashion, 3-2 in overtime, on Sunday.
Zucker continued his hot play, scoring the winner only five seconds into the extra frame. The tally tied an AHL record for fastest overtime goal. The former Denver Pioneer leads the team in goals, with nine. Johan Larsson assisted on the goal.
Also adding to his team leading point total, Fontaine tallied a goal and assists (7-10=17). Forward David McIntyre scored his fifth goal of the season in the second period with assists going to Fontaine and Nick Palmieri.
Hackett moved a game over .500 (6-5-2) with 18 saves on 20 shots to beat the AHL’s top team. The Aeros recap can be found, here.
The Aeros host the Oklahoma City Barons for a pair of back-to-back home games on Thursday and Friday.