Game Preview: Moose vs. Monsters – Oct. 24By: Chris White | Published: October 24th 2015
MANITOBA MOOSE VS. LAKE ERIE MONSTERS
MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Game time – 7 p.m. CT
Moose Game 6 (0-3-1-1)
Moose Home Game 4 (0-2-1-0)
The Manitoba Moose will look to draw even tonight in a rematch against the Lake Erie Monsters after a 3-1 loss on Thursday night at the MTS Centre.
Bounce back Moose
Manitoba has had success making adjustments going into the rematch against their opponents in their two previous series this season. Following losses to Toronto and Ontario in the first game of a series, the Moose have earned a point in each rematch going to overtime in both games.
Central up’s and down’s
The AHL’s Central Division as a whole has the most losses entering today in the League with 20 and the worst winning percentage with .339. This also goes with the Central leading the league in goals allowed with 138 and penalty minutes with 506. No other division has many total goals as the Central with 241 so far this season.
Moose defencemen Aaron Harstad and Peter Stoykewych played their first games of the season on Thursday night. They each had an even rating while Stoykewych had two shots. For Stoykewych it was his first professional game played in his hometown of Winnipeg.
Kichton keeps on scoring
Third year defencemen Brenden Kichton is off to a great start this season. The Spruce Grove, Alberta native has four points in five games this year and currently tied for 11th in defensive scoring. Including the final three games of last season, Kichton has at least one point in six of his last eight games. Kichton was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team in 2013-14 after leading all rookie defencemen in scoring with 48 points.
Thursday night’s first star Michael Chaput has had success in his AHL career against the Moose franchise. With two goals in the first game of the two game set and over the last three seasons while playing for Springfield, the native of lle Bizard, Quebec, has four goals and six points in nine games. Eight of the games were against the Moose franchise while they were playing in St. John’s as the IceCaps.