PREVIEW: The Admirals Last ShotBy: Colin Peterson | Published: March 7th 2018
TThe Manitoba Moose (35-16-4-3) finish off their season series with the Milwaukee Admirals (29-24-4-1) at UW-M Panther Arena in Milwaukee, this morning (10:30 a.m. CT). The Moose have the edge in the seven previous meetings with a record of 4-1-0-2 against Milwaukee on the campaign. Today’s game is being broadcast on TSN 1290 and moosehockey.com/listenlive/ with Mitch Peacock and the pre-game show starting 15 minutes before puck drop.
BAD NEWS FOR SHOOTERS
The Winnipeg Jets reassigned goaltender Michael Hutchinson to the Moose earlier this week. The 2018 AHL All-Star has made 21 appearances with a 15-2-4 record, supported by a 1.95 GAA (2nd – AHL) and a league-best 0.942 SV%. Hutchinson was named the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month in both November and December. The Barrie, Ont. native was 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and 0.933 SV% in two starts with the Jets.
300 FOR SGARBOSSA
Forward Mike Sgarbossa played his 300th career AHL game on Sunday against Iowa. The Campbellville, Ont. native made his AHL debut with Cleveland (then Lake Erie) on Oct. 12, 2012 against Oklahoma City. In his 300 games, Sgarbossa has 193 points (69G, 124A) as the forward closses in on the 200-point plateau for his career.
LOOK OUT FOR LEMIEUX
Forward Brendan Lemieux has scored six goals against the Admirals this season, finding twine in five of the six games he’s played against Milwaukee. Lemieux has scored more goals against the Admirals than any other team this season. The second-year pro is tied for second on the Moose with 19 goals in 38 games this season.
Forward Brody Sutter picked up an assist on Sunday to record his 100th AHL point. It took Sutter 270 games to reach the mark, scoring 45 goals and 55 assists along the way. The Viking, AB native has eight points (4G, 4A) this season with the Moose.
The Moose were one of the few teams active at the AHL trade deadline, completing a trade with the Cleveland Monsters to acquire forward Bobby MacIntyre in exchange for forward Kale Kessy. MacIntyre, 21, has played the bulk of the season with Manitoba’s ECHL affiliate, the Jacksonville Icemen, recording 31 points (16G, 15A) in 38 games. He also appeared in five games with Cleveland. MacIntyre previously played five seasons in major junior where he posted 183 points (69G, 114A) in 308 OHL games.
The Moose will continue their seven-game road trip Saturday, in Chicago. Visit moosehockey.com for all additional coverage while the team is on the road.