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Moose Recap: Manitoba 2 vs. Chicago 1 - Manitoba Moose


Moose Recap: Manitoba 2 vs. Chicago 1

By: Anthony Fusco | Published: January 28th 2024

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Quick Hits

  • Kyle Capobianco and Dean Stewart scored for the Moose
  • Thomas Milic made 18 stops in the Moose road victory
  • Keith Kinkaid ended with 27 stops for Chicago

Game Story

The Manitoba Moose (14-23-1-0) clashed with the Chicago Wolves (15-18-3-2) on Sunday afternoon at Allstate Arena for a weekend road contest. Manitoba was coming off a 5-3 victory over the Rockford IceHogs yesterday night.

Chicago opened the scoring with 3:55 left in the first period with a goal from Rocco Grimaldi. Cavan Fitzgerald bounced the puck up and off the wall. Grimaldi took advantage of open ice to skate down the wing and beat Thomas Milic with a wicked wrist shot from the dot. The tally was the lone scoring play of the opening frame. The Moose ended the period down by a score of 1-0 despite outshooting Chicago 13-3.

Manitoba tied the contest at the 7:31 mark of the middle frame with a goal from Dean Stewart. Brett Kemp fed the puck to the point. Stewart came across to keep the pass alive and launched a shot that went off a skate and eluded the pad of Keith Kinkaid. Manitoba found the go-ahead goal later in the stanza off the stick of Kyle Capobianco. With the two sides skating four-on-four, Kristian Reichel found Capobianco in neutral ice. The defender danced into the zone, made a pair of slick moves and ripped it past the glove of Kinkaid. Manitoba outshot Chicago by a count of 9-6 in the period and carried a 2-1 lead into the final 20 minutes of action.

With 6:18 remaining in the third, the Wolves attacked down the ice. Grimaldi got the puck across to Max Comtois, who was robbed by the toe of a sprawling Milic. With time winding down and the Wolves down a goal, the decision was made to summon Kinkaid to the bench in favour of the extra attacker. The call didn’t pan out, as Manitoba was able to prevent any further scoring opportunities to secure the 2-1 road victory. Milic captured the road win and ended with 18 stops, while Kinkaid suffered the loss while making 27 saves of his own.


Moose Defenceman Dean Stewart (Click for full interview)

“I think it was a full 60-minute effort. We kinda stuck to our game plan from the last couple of days. Obviously we got a win yesterday but I think the group felt like we've played some good games in the last three or four. If we stick to the same game plan, it comes right down to it at the end of the game"


  • Kristian Reichel has three points (2G, 1A) his past three games
  • Dean Stewart's goal is his first of the campaign
  • Kyle Capobianco has four points (1G, 3A) over his past two contests
  • Capobianco is the first Moose skater to reach 30 points on the season

What's Next?

The Moose continue the road trip with a contest against the Rockford IceHogs at BMO Center on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.

You can catch the game on CJOB.com/sports the Winnipeg Jets App or AHLTV.

Tickets to all upcoming Moose home games are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.