Moose get road trip going in BakersfieldBy: Colin Peterson | Published: November 1st 2017
The Moose start the month of November in Bakersfield on a six-game road trip through California. The Moose won three out of four games against the Condors last season, scoring four or more goals in all three wins. Tune in to the action on TSN 1290 and moosehockey.com/listenlive starting at 8:15 p.m. CT
SCORING IN THE CENTRAL
Ahead of their California road swing, the Moose sit fourth in the Central Division and have scored the second-most goals with 30 in nine games. They also own the division’s third-best goal differential at plus-five, having allowed 25 goals.
With those 30 goals in October, the Moose notched an average of 3.33 goals during the month, allowing an average of 2.78 against. Those numbers are an improvement on last year’s October in which the team scored 2.64 per game and allowed 3.13 across eight games.
Mason Appleton had the most productive week of his young career last week, finishing second in the AHL with six points (6A) in three games. The first-year pro picked up two assists last Wednesday in Chicago, followed by a three-helper night against Belleville on Friday. Appleton extended his current point streak to five games with an assist on Saturday. The Green Bay, WI native is third on the Moose with eight points (1G, 7A) in nine games.
HIGH PERCENTAGE SHOOTER
Mike Sgarbossa is tied for second on the Moose with four goals in nine games. He also leads Manitoba in shooting percentage at 36.4%, scoring his goals on just 11 shots. The next closest percentage on the current Moose roster is Jack Roslovic’s 20%. On a broader scale, Sgarbossa’s mark is sixth among AHL shooters who have recorded at least 10 shots.
The Moose have tallied the first goal of the game in eight straight contests. Those markers have come from a variety of sources over the streak. Manitoba is tied with Stockton for the league lead in the category. The Moose are 4-2-1-1 over their streak. Buddy Robinson and Jack Roslovic each have two first goals while four others have opened the scoring.
After tonight’s game against the Condors, the Moose go back and forth between Bakersfield and Stockton from Nov. 1 until Nov. 8. Then, after a series against San Jose on Nov. 11 and 12, they head home for four games against the Chicago Wolves and Laval Rocket. The Nov. 17 match against the Wolves is Law Enforcement Appreciation Night, while Nov. 19, versus Laval is the annual Share the Warmth game. It’s a busy month, so for all your info, check out: moosehockey.com/.