Rockford knock Aeros out of playoffs

HOUSTON After splitting the first two games in Rockford, the Aeros lost all three games on home ice. Neither team recorded a power-play goal throughout the series with the Aeros going 0-for-20 and Rockford 0-for-19. However, Rockford converted on two shorthanded chances for the only special teams markers of the series.

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

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

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