Houston Sports: NHL Alumni game benefiting Harvey coming to town

SAN ANTONIO - OCTOBER 15: Erik Reitz /

What a year it has been for Houston Sports thus far.  The Houston Astros are world champs, the Houston Rockets are league-leaders and the Houston Texans have found themselves a quarterback.  Hockey is coming back to Houston as well albeit for a moment for the time being.

Bringing an NHL team to Houston has certainly been something that has had momentum for Houston Sports as of late.  Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has expressed interest in spearheading bringing a franchise to the Bayou City.  The Carolina Hurricanes and the Arizona Coyotes continue to struggle with attendance so will those franchise move here?  It remains to be seen.

There’s also even a chance that we get a brand-spanking new franchise as Fertitta met with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman a few weeks back in regard to what it would take to get this incredible idea into motion.

But in the meantime, there’s going to be an amazing event that will take place next weekend.  There will be a NHL Alumni game to take place and all of the proceeds from the event will benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey, especially individuals in the local hockey community.

So here’s the information on what’s going on:

WHAT:  NHL Alumni Charity Game

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 2, starting at Noon

WHERE:  Willowbrook Aerodrome

There’s a spectacular lineup for players that will be on hand for the event that will include: Paul Coffey, Rick Valve, Dennis Maruk, Al Secord, Mike Krushelnyski, Ron Duguay, Steve Thomas, Gary Leeman, Brad May and John Scott.

Tickets can be purchased for as low as $50 which includes access to the Hospitality Tent and the

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Kid’s Zone for those attending with families.  There are several tiered packages one can buy for this event so follow the link below:


If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to David Steadman at (713) 498-7956 or david@houstonfurniturerentals.com.

The NHL to Houston movement is gaining some terrific momentum, so feel free to give them a follow as well as all updates.  You can reach them on Twitter @NHLHouston, NHL to Houston on Facebook and Bring_NHL_To_Houston on Instagram.

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It will be one graceful day when the NHL finally comes to Houston for the first time in history.  We’ve had minor league hockey with the Houston Aeros but I think this city deserves and will support a professional team.

I think us hockey fans will get their wish sooner than later.

Let’s go Houston Sports!