This week's update on the Aeros is brought to you by Andrew, and I've picked the player of the week at the end.

The grueling part of the Aeros schedule is over (17 games in 35 days), and with 55 games under their belts, the rest of the Western Conference will start to catch up a bit in the coming weeks.

After winning five games on their season-high eight-game roadie, the Aeros came home and beat the OKC Barons (Edmonton) 2-1 in front of more than 12,000 fans at Toyota Center. By all accounts, Matt Hackett (more on him later) stole the show and gave the Aeros another one-goal win in regulation.

After the one home game, the Aeros will play their next four games on the road, with a pair of weekend trips to Abbotsford (Calgary) and Charlotte (Carolina).