Rockford will go on to play the winner of the Milwaukee-Chicago series in the West Division finals.
Overall, the season was a success for the Aeros as they improved 32 points over last season's 64, the largest single-season improvment in franchise history. For more on the Aeros, go to Aeros.com.
Houston Aeros vs. Rockford IceHogs
First round playoff results
Game 1: Rockford 3, Aeros 1
Game 2: Aeros 1, Rockford 0
Game 3: Rockford 2, Aeros 1
Game 4: Rockford 2, Aeros 1
Game 5: Rockford 5, Aeros 2