The Aeros are having yet another travel nightmare, but this one is more of their own making. (Apparently Peoria has been here in Houston since before noon)
At 10:24 AM the Aeros left Chicago, scheduled to arrive in Houston at 12:30 PM. That flight was diverted to New Orleans and arrived there at 1:23 PM. The Bomber Boys sat in the airport 1.5 hours and at 3:45 PM they boarded a flight to Houston. That flight is en route to Houston and currently scheduled to land around 5:30 PM.
It actually looks like they were going to Dallas by the path the plane was forced to take. You can see they went through the narrow point between two cells and they've made the turn south to Houston.
The Aeros have sent out a mass email that says:
Saturday, April 18 v. Peoria Rivermen
Game 3 of the West Division Semi-Finals will be played tonight. Doors will open as scheduled at 6:30 PM, however the puck drop may be delayed due to inclement weather. See you at Toyota Center!
The Calder Cup, Our Reason
The Chronicle warns "Officials tell Houstonians to avoid streets amid flash flood warnings" but we are hockey fans and nothing keeps us from our games.
Travel safe everyone and let's hope all the travel adversity this year has prepared our guys for an event such as this.
Update: The flight has landed at IAH.