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Chad Rau chases the puck for the Aeros.

Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune file

ROCKFORD ICE HOGS (6-7-1) VS. HOUSTON AEROS (6-6-3)

Aeros play AHL game as hockey returns to X on Sunday

  • November 18, 2012 - 12:01 AM

What: American Hockey League game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild affiliates .

Where: Xcel Energy Center. When: 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets: Free admission for season ticket holders, $20 for all others. Available at Ticketmaster and the Xcel box office.

Aeros' top players: Forwards -- Charlie Coyle (7 goals, 10 points), Jason Zucker (7, 12), Justin Fontaine (4, 12), Johan Larsson, Brett Bulmer, Zack Phillips, David McIntyre, Nick Palmieri. Defensemen -- Marco Scandella, Brian Connelly, Chay Genoway, Tyler Cuma; Goalies - Matt Hackett, Darcy Kuemper.

Aeros' injuries: Mikael Granlund, Jonas Brodin, Chad Rau, Steven Kampfer, Jarod Palmer.

Ice Hogs' top players: Brandon Pirri, Marcus Kruger, Brandon Saad, Nick Leddy.

Food drive: The Wild will conduct the annual Toyota Food Drive to benefit Second Harvest Heartland, the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization. Fans can bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations to Gates 1, 2 and 5 from 4 p.m. through the start of the first period.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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