HOUSTON -- Greg Hawgood scored two goals and assisted on a third to lead the Houston Aeros (34-6-6) past the Utah Grizzlies 5-2 Wednesday night.

Hawgood put the Aeros on the board at 14:23 of the opening period on a power play after Brent Hughes was whistled for boarding.Two minutes later, Hawgood set up Rob Valisevic's 15th goal of the year. IHL scoring leader Brian Wiseman sealed the win on a power play 4:46 into the second stanza, extending his point streak to 13 games.

Jeff Christian rounded out the Aeros' scoring at 5:14 of the third, with the team's third extra-man goal.

Brad Lauer and Micah Aivazoff scored for Utah (20-20-5). Philippe DeRouville stopped 30 of 35 for the Grizz.