Aeros clinch playoff berth with win Sunday

April 6, 2008 5:56:50 PM PDT
The Aeros are back in the Calder Cup playoffs after Houston topped Peoria Sunday 5-0.Milan Gajic earned the team's first hat trick of the season as Nolan Schaefer led the Aeros to their 11th shutout of the season.

The Aeros grabbed the early lead as Gajic scored twice in the first period.. Jon Awe extended the Aeros lead to 3-0 with a power play goal.

Gajic's hat trick was complete shortly after the beginning of the second period. Thirty-one seconds into the period, he scored on a power play goal, making it 4-0. Awe added one more goal in the third period to complete the 5-0 shutout.

With the win, the Aeros advance to the playoffs for the fifth time in seven years. The loss also eliminated Peoria and secured a berth for San Antonio.

Houston Aeros' Calder Cup Playoff tickets for groups are already available by calling the Aeros front office at 713.974.PUCK.

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