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Houston Wild Celebrates 35th Anniversary…Revives Houston Junior Aeros

The Houston Wild is proud to announce that the 2023-24 season will mark the 35th anniversary of the Houston Junior Aeros Hockey Association, Inc. which has been doing business as the Houston Wild Hockey Club for many seasons.
Founded in 1988 as a registered 501(c)(3) organization, the original Metropolitan Houston Hockey Association, Inc., changed its name in 1992 to Houston Junior Hockey Association, Inc. and again to the Houston Junior Aeros Hockey Association, Inc. in 1995 in a partnership, of sorts, with the Houston Aeros which operated in Houston as an independent professional minor league IHL team from 1994 to 2001.
Upon the Houston Aeros joining the AHL in 2001, the Junior Aeros rebranded only its Tier II/AA teams (12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U age divisions) commencing the 2002-03 season as the Houston Wild Hockey Club in recognition of the Houston Aeros’ NHL affiliate, the Minnesota Wild
The balance of the Association teams, at that time, continued to don the Junior Aeros’ name and colors until 2008-09 when, for administrative, practical, and logistical reasons, the Association dispensed with dual logos and dual-colored jerseys in favor of the Houston Wild exclusively.
Fast forward to 2023…in celebration of 35 years of Houston youth hockey history and tradition, the Association is excited to confirm its plans to revive the Douglas B-23 Dragon bomber logo and white/navy colors of the Junior Aeros.  Commencing next season, all Association teams will be the Houston Junior Aeros.
No matter the name, logo, or colors, the Association has been recognized for decades as one of the top volunteer-led Texas youth hockey organizations and takes pride in:
  • its legacy of commitment to the development and success of its players
  • the knowledge, dedication, and experience of its coaches
  • the administrative strength of its Board of Directors and support staff
  • its role as a Charter Member of the Dallas Stars Travel Hockey League (formed in 2012)
  • its partnership with USA Hockey, the governing affiliate, the Texas Amateur Hockey Association, and the Houston hockey community and rinks.
Of most importance, the Association wishes to recognize and thank the countless volunteers over those 35 years whose contributions and efforts have been so invaluable in building -- and continuing to build onto -- this Houston youth hockey tradition.
Once the 2022-23 season is complete, the Association looks forward to providing more information related to the logistics of the migration back to the Houston Junior Aeros to facilitate a smooth transition back to the roots of this great Association.
In the meantime, we welcome and encourage all Houston Junior Aeros alumni players to submit memorable photos.  Please see BELOW for photo submission details!


In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Houston Junior Aeros, we are reaching out to all alumni, coaches, players, and volunteers of the Houston Junior Aeros and the Houston Wild for both historical and recent photos since the beginning of this Houston youth hockey tradition.
A new email account has been created for the sole purpose of the collection of all such photos.
1.  All photos must be in jpeg format.
2.  The number of photos that can be sent at once will depend on the resolution and/or file size of the image(s).  Very large files will need to be sent via multiple emails or possibly through Dropbox*.
3.  Please include wherever possible:
  • the season (eg: 1988-89)
  • age division (eg: 14U)
  • the name(s) of the individual(s) in the photo.

Sean Reval | 10U | 1997-98

*If you have any questions, comments, or issues with the photo submission process, please email, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

More FAQ's will be answered at the end of the 2022-23 season!

Will I need to purchase new hockey gear for the 2023-24 season?
The Houston Junior Aeros will return to its original color scheme of Navy (Away), White (Home), and Hunter/Forest Green. For this reason, we will no longer be wearing red helmets and gloves. Beginning the 2023-24 season, players' hockey gloves and helmets will be NAVY (not blue*). 
*NOTE:  Each of the major hockey equipment brands (Bauer, CCM, Warrior, etc.) has a color designated as NAVY.  Equipment that is labeled BLUE, will not match and will be out of dress code.