HE DISCUSSED BRINGING A NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE TEAM TO THE CITY AS WELL. THE CITY HASN’T HAD A PROFESSIONAL TEAM SINCE THE AEROS, WHO CALLED HOUSTON HOME FOR JUST SHY OF TWO DECADES.>>SOPHIA BEAUSOLEIL LIVE WITH REACTION TO ALL OF THIS. SOPHIA?>>Reporter: IF YOU WANT TO CATCH A GAME, YOU HAVE TO GO TO EITHER DALLAS OR FLY ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SEE AN NHL GAME. TONIGHT, WE WENT AND TALKED TO SOME PARENTS AT A YOUTH HOCKEY LEAGUE PRACTICE, AND WHEN THEY HEARD ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A PRO TEAM PLAYING HERE, THEY’RE ON BOARD FOR IT.>>WE’RE A HOCKEY FAN. IT’S WHAT WE KNOW.>>THEY MOVED FROM CHICAGO TO HOUSTON ABOUT A YEAR AGO.>>I LITERALLY FOUND OUR HOUSE BASED ON WHERE THE HOCKEY RINKS WERE.>>Reporter: SHE MADE SURE TO KEEP HER SONS CLOSE TO THE ICE. THEY NOW PLAY AT THE AERODOME IN NORTHWEST HOUSTON.>>HOCKEY IS SUCH AN EXCITING SPORT. WE LOVE INTRODUCING IT TO THE FRIENDS THAT WE’VE MET IN HOUSTON WHO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HOCKEY.>>Reporter: BUT THAT COULD POSSIBLY CHANGE.>>I WOULD PUT AN NHL TEAM HERE TOMORROW, BUT IT’S GOT — THIS ONE HAS GOT TO WORK.>>Reporter: THE HOUSTON ROCKETS NEW OWNER, TILMAN FERTITTA, IS FLIRTING WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF BRINGING PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY AT THE TOYOTA CENTER AND HOCKEY LOVERS ARE EATING IT UP.>>TO HAVE A TEAM HERE, YOU’VE GOT A NICE BASE OF A HOCKEY COMMUNITY WHO WOULD ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT IT, BUT ALSO WITHIN HOUSTON, WE ARE SUCH SPORTS FANS THAT I THINK THAT THEY WOULD TRULY EMBRACE ANOTHER TEAM.>>I THINK IT WOULD BE A HUGE, HUGE, GREAT MOVE.>>Reporter: BUT FOR PEOPLE OUT THE HOCKEY WORLD, IT MAY TAKE SOME CONVINCING TO GO TO A GAME.>>I’M NOT EXACTLY A HUGE HOCKEY FAN GOING UP IN CONNECTION. HAVEN’T SEEN IT TOO MANY TIMES AROUND HERE.>>IF THEY’RE GOOD, YEAH.>>Reporter: IT’S TOO EARLY TO KNOW A TEAM NAME OR MASCOT, BUT IT’S SAFE TO SAY THAT FANS WOULD WEAR THE GEAR OF A HOUSTON TEAM.>>I WOULD LOVE IT.>>Reporter: TILMAN FERTITTA WAS STRAIGHT UP AND SAID IT COMES DOWN TO THE NUMBERS AND WOULD PEOPLE ACTUALLY BUY TICKETS AND FILL UP THE STANDS. REPORTING LIVE FROM DOWNTOWN HOUSTON, SOPHIA BEAUSOLEIL, KPRC CHANNEL 2 NEWS.>>THANKS, SOPHIA WE DID POST A POLL ASKING IF YOU WOULD GO TO THE TOYOTA CENTER TO WATCH A HOUSTON NLH

5 thoughts on “NHL team in Houston?

  1. The real question is why don't Houston,TX doesn't have a professional Hockey team already?!? The top major 6th cities in the country (NYC, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Phoenix) all have 4 professional teams, except for Houston.

  2. No place for an NHL team to practice – the place where the Aeros practiced in Sugar Land is now a dump. A new practice facility would have to be built first.

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