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Houston Apollos

The Houston Apollos were a minor professional ice hockey team based in Houston, Texas. They played in the Central Hockey League from 1965 to 1969, and then from 1979 to 1981.

From 1965 to 1969 they were a farm team of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens pulled the team out and moved it to Montreal, where they became the Montreal Voyageurs of the American Hockey League. Aside from cutting back on travel costs, the Canadiens cited problems in Houston of low attendance, poor choice of dates in the local arena, and lack of practice time.

The team was revived in 1979, after the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association folded. The team only lasted one and a half seasons before folding on January 8, 1981.

The team played in the Sam Houston Coliseum.

Season-by-Season Records

Central Hockey League

Season Games Wins Losses Ties Points Goals For Goals Against Standing Playoffs
1965-66 70 27 32 11 65 221 244 5th Missed
1966-67 70 32 28 10 74 255 229 3rd Lost Semi
1967-68 70 28 31 11 67 220 216 4th South Missed
1968-69 72 34 26 12 80 224 204 3rd South Lost Quarter
1979-80 80 32 38 10 74 300 319 6th Lost Quarter
1980-81 33 12 13 8 32 97 98 - Dropped out Jan. 8th

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