Aeros beat Peoria 4-1 in Game 1

HOUSTON Jed Ortmeyer led the Aeros with a goal and an assist and goalie Matt Hackett made 17 saves. The Aeros outshot the Rivermen 31-18.

Houston, the No. 2 seed, now holds a 1-0 series lead over No. 3 seed Peoria in the American Hockey League playoffs. Game 2 is set for 7:30pm Friday night at Toyota Center.

The Aeroes are now 9-3 overall against the Rivermen in the postseason with a 5-1 home ice record.

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