From 1965 to 1969, they were a farm team of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens pulled the team out and moved it to Montreal, where they became the Montreal Voyageurs of the American Hockey League. Aside from cutting back on travel costs, the Canadiens cited problems in Houston of low attendance, poor choice of dates in the local arena, and lack of practice time.
The team played in the Sam Houston Coliseum. Unbeknownst to many, before his Hall of Fame NHL career began with the Edmonton Oilers, Mark Messier played 4 games with the Apollos in 1979 before going to Edmonton.
Central Hockey LeagueEdit
|Season||Games||Wins||Losses||Ties||Points||Goals For||Goals Against||Standing||Playoffs|
|1968-69||72||34||26||12||80||224||204||3rd South||Lost Quarter|
|1980-81||33||12||13||8||32||97||98||-||Dropped out Jan. 8th|
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