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Moose host Monsters in afternoon tilt

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: December 10th 2016


The Manitoba Moose look to close out a four-game home stand on a high note as they host the Cleveland Monsters this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. CT.

Last Game

On Friday night Manitoba was looking for a third straight win over the Cleveland Monsters – but it was not to be. The Monsters scored three second period markers, lifting the visitors to a 5-1 win. Jack Roslovic picked up his team leading 18th point (8G, 10A), scoring Manitoba’s only goal.

Flash Back

This afternoon’s game will be the fourth between the Moose and Monsters. Earlier in the season Cleveland dropped both games (Nov. 3,5) at MTS Centre. Manitoba picked up 7-3 and 5-2 wins featuring big games from a few Moose forwards. Quinton Howden has five points (3G, 2A) in the two games while Roslovic was right behind him with four points (1G, 3A).

Connor’s Debut

Winnipeg Jets prospect Kyle Connor made his Manitoba Moose debut last night after being re-assigned to the AHL after 19 games with the big club. The Michigan product made an immediate impact in Friday’s game picking up an assist on Jack Roslovic’s third period goal. If the Moose hope to right the ship against Cleveland tonight, they’ll need a healthy contribution from their American youngsters.

Cleveland’s Story

Heading into this afternoon’s action, the Monsters have new-found confidence on their powerplay. While Cleveland’s PP unit sits 23rd in the league at 15.9 per cent, they rose in the rankings last night, picking up two more powerplay goals giving them five in their last two contests. Cleveland’s offensive production has been lacking as they only average 2.7 goals per games. Daniel Zaar nabbed a goal on Friday, giving Cleveland’s points leader 17 (6G, 11A) on the season.

Teddy Bear Toss

The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club will hold its annual Teddy Bear Toss presented by Red River Co-op at the MTS Centre today. Fans attending this afternoon’s game are encouraged to bring new or gently used plush toys to the rink.  During the first intermission, fans can toss their toys onto the ice where they will be collected and donated to the Christmas Cheer Board to help bring smiles to children in need this holiday season.

What’s Next?

The Moose have a quick turnaround as they hit the road where they’ll begin a five-game road trip in Charlotte against the Checkers on Tuesday (Dec. 13) at 6:00 p.m. CT. Tuesday’s game will be broadcast live at moosehockey.com/listenlive.