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The Houston Apollos were a minor professional 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 Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens pulled out and moved the team back to Montreal. 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.

They played in the Sam Houston Coliseum.



Season-by-Season Records[edit | edit source]

Central Hockey League[edit | edit source]

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