Monday, October 18, 2010

Bring your dog to the Hockey Game!

If you live in Houston, I just received the following email:

"On November 21, the Houston Aeros will host the 3rd Annual Chilly’s Pet Pals event. We would like to invite you and your special companions out to Toyota Center for a unique event as your Houston Aeros take on the Texas Stars at 4:05pm.

Enjoy a game with your dog and a portion of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Houston Humane Society to help animals in need."

For more Information contact:

Tamara Curl-Green (Ticket Sales and Services Coordinator for the Houston Aeros)

Here is a little more information about Chilly the Aeros' mascot, his origin and involvement with the community! Enjoy!

“Chilly” comes from a distinguished family of canines and war heroes. His Great Great Grandog Colonel “Ace” led the Air Force in several air-raids over enemy territory in WWI. He received the Purple Heart and distinguished service award for saving his bomber crew after crash landing behind enemy lines.

His Grandog, Sgt. Zam, went down in the history books for completing over 56 missions during WWII. His father Chill E. Dog, Sr. has made his mark in the entertainment world as being a stunt double for Rin Tin Tin and also staring in his last movie K-9 with Jim Belushi. Chill E., Sr. was recognized for his dashing moves, quick reflexes, brilliant escapes and crime fighting which was passed along to now world renowned K-9 “Chilly”.

“Chilly” was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island where he looked up to his father and wanted to achieve the greatness of his relatives. “Chilly” attended DePaw University where he graduated with high honors in Human and Sports Entertainment. After receiving his degree, “Chilly” was immediately contacted and was named the official mascot of the Houston Aeros Hockey Club.

Since “Chilly” started with the Houston Aeros he took the International Hockey League (IHL) by storm, and now the American Hockey League (AHL). With two championships under his belt in 1999 (IHL-Turner Cup) & 2003 (AHL-Calder Cup) Houston’s lovable mascot has made his way into the hearts of fans and entertainment. “Chilly” has made a mark in arena, community and television. “Chilly’s” in-arena stunts have captured the eyes of many fans such as the opening entrance in 1998-1999 when he jumped a 3 1/2 foot ramp with a four wheeled ATV. That same year “Chilly” rappelled down from the top of “The Summit” glorifying his entrance. “Chilly” has made a mark in the local television stations appearing with coaches, players for many charitable broadcast and telethons; “Chilly” has also appeared on ESPN, ESPN2 and Good Morning America. “Chilly” has been named number one mascot in the AHL as well as in Houston (Houston four years in a row). “Chilly” has been an All-Star for the past 9 consecutive years dating back to the IHL All-Star Game in Orlando in 1999 and continuing into the AHL with his most recent All-Star appearance in Portland with the 2010 AHL All-Star Game. “Chilly”lists entertaining the fans as his number one priority.


  1. That is so cool! Our baseball stadium allows dogs on occasional "Dog Days" but that's outside and it's usually boiling hot. This is great that dogs are allowed inside! Are you going? We'd love to see pics.

    That's a fabulous mascot story!

    The Road Dogs

  2. wow, now that is something different. One day here doggys were invited to Angels Baseball Stadium
    Benny & Lily

  3. Now that is really something! We would love to go to a hockey game!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  4. In 2000 RIN TIN TIN actually did attend an Aeros game and rode with Chili in the back of a pickup around the ice before the game. It was much fun. Pictures of the event are still on RIN TIN TIN's website on the contact and friends page at