Aeros to train at Xcel Energy Center

BY foxsports • September 20, 2012

ST. PAUL -- The American Hockey League's Houston Aeros, an affiliate of the Minnesota Wild, will hold their upcoming training camp at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center. The Aeros' camp is set to take place Sept. 28-30.

Open scrimmages will take place Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.. Gate 1 will open each day 30 minutes prior to the start of the scrimmage. The scrimmages are free and open to the public.

The scrimmages will also mark a drop-off location for the fourth annual Used Hockey Equipment Drive, a partnership between the Wild, Let’s Play Hockey, Minnesota Hockey and Berger Transfer. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the equipment will be distributed to hockey associations and individuals at Xcel Energy Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Goalie equipment, as well as sticks and helmets, are in the most need. Anyone who donates used equipment at the scrimmages will be entered to win autographed Aeros merchandise.

Aeros practices will be closed to the public.

The Aeros will host Rockford at Xcel Energy Center on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Wild season ticketholders will receive complimentary tickets to the game equal to the number of Wild seats they hold. Reserved seating tickets for the Aeros game are $20 and are on sale now at the Xcel Energy Center, or by referring to