Wiseman Two Wins Away From Calder Cup Title With Houston
Chatham’s Brian Wiseman is only two wins away from a Calder Cup Championship with his Houston Aeros as they hold a 2-1 series lead over the Binghamton Senators in the American Hockey League finals.
Wiseman, who played for the Houston Aeros more than a decade ago, scoring 109 points in the 1998-99 season, is now serving as an assistant coach for the team, a position he is finishing his first season in. Wiseman, who was named the IHL’s most valuable player in 1999, is in a unique position, with the opportunity to win a championship with the Houston Aeros as both a player, where he captured the IHL’s Turner Cup in 1999, and now as a coach.
A member of the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame, Wiseman broke the single season record for points in a junior B season scoring 147 points in 40 games in 1989-90 as a member of the Chatham Maroons (MicMacs), before moving on to the University of Michigan and a pro career that ended prematurely due to concussions and included a brief stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Wiseman’s Houston Aeros won game one of the Calder Cup final 3-1 over Binghamton. In game two, Binghamton tied the series with a 2-1 overtime win before Houston regained their series lead in game three winning 2-1. Game four takes place Friday night with game five on Saturdsay.