Houston Apollos

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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 out and moved the team back to Montreal where they became the Montreal Voyageurs of the American Hockey League. Aside from cutting back on travel costs, the Canadiens cited 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

SeasonGamesWinsLossesTiesPointsGoals ForGoals AgainstStandingPlayoffs
1965-6670273211652212445thMissed
1966-6770322810742552293rdLost Semi
1967-6870283111672202164th SouthMissed
1968-6972342612802242043rd SouthLost Quarter
1979-8080323810743003196thLost Quarter
1980-813312138329798-Dropped out Jan. 8th

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