Rolling into RockfordBy: Colin Peterson | Published: November 28th 2017
The Manitoba Moose finish off their road trip tonight in their first meeting of the season with the Rockford IceHogs. The Moose were 4-2-0-2 last season against the IceHogs, winning three-of-four games in Rockford. Catch the pregame show on TSN 1290 with Mitch Peacock at 6:45 pm CT, and see if the Moose can keep things rolling.
Following his shutout performance in Milwaukee on Saturday, the Winnipeg Jets announced yesterday the team recalled goaltender Eric Comrie. This season with the Moose, Comrie has an 8-4-1 record with a 2.30 GAA and 0.927 SV%. The former second round pick earned a win in his NHL debut last season, making 35 saves in a 5-4 win over Columbus.
PHILLIPS TO THE MOOSE
With Comrie joining the Jets, the big club reassigned goaltender Jamie Phillips from the Jacksonville Icemen (ECHL) to the Moose. In 12 games with the Icemen, Phillips has a 2-9-1 record supported by a 3.38 GAA and 0.895 SV%. During the 2016-17 season, Phillips played 11 games for the Moose, going 2-4-1 with a 2.97 GAA and 0.906 SV%.
TURNING OFF THE POWER
The Manitoba penalty kill was lights-out over the weekend, shutting down 15 penalties against Grand Rapids and Milwaukee. The stingy two games pushed the Moose penalty kill into third in the league with a 87.1% success rate. The Moose penalty kill actually had a positive goal differential this weekend with Jack Roslovic scoring a shorthanded goal.
RETURNING TO ROCKFORD
Two Moose make their return to Rockford for the first time as members of the Moose. Cameron Schilling and Kirill Gotovets both spent time with the Chicago Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate. Schilling played for Rockford from 2015-17, playing in 113 games while totaling 39 points (12G, 27A). Schilling did face the IceHogs last season when the Ontario Reign hosted Rockford. Gotovets played for the team from 2014-16, suiting up for 74 games while posting 17 points (2G, 15A).
Chase De Leo is starting to hit his offensive stride in the last six games. The La Mirada, CA native has points in five of his last six games with five points (3G, 2A) during that span. Overall, De Leo has 10 points (4G, 6A) in 21 games this season.
The Moose return to Bell MTS Place for the start of a four-game home stand on Thursday (Nov. 30) against Cleveland. They’ll play the Monsters again on Saturday (Dec. 2) before a two-game set with the Admirals (Dec. 9/10). With lots of home games coming up around the holidays, head to: moosehockey.com/tickets/ and come cheer on the Moose.