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Fast Facts: Moose vs. Milwaukee - Feb. 19 - Manitoba Moose


Fast Facts: Moose vs. Milwaukee – Feb. 19

By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: February 19th 2024

The Manitoba Moose and Milwaukee Admirals clash this afternoon at 2 p.m. in downtown Winnipeg. The Admirals skated to a 4-0 win over the Moose yesterday. Parker Ford led Manitoba with three shots on goal. The Moose sit one point out of a playoff spot in the Central Division.

It's Super Hero Day at Canada Life Centre featuring Marvel's Thor, who will be on the concourse to meet with fans. Be sure to dress up as your super hero alter ego for the game. Limited tickets for today's 2 p.m. game are available at MooseHockey.com/TICKETS.

The Cusp of 200

Kyle Capobianco is set to appear in his 200th AHL contest. The blue liner is one assist and three points shy of matching his previous-career high numbers and over his entire AHL tenure has racked up 146 points (28G, 118A) in 199 contests. Capobianco, who began his AHL career in 2016-17 with Tucson, currently leads the Moose in scoring with 34 points (7G, 27A) through 44 games. The Mississauga, Ont. product, who represented the Moose at the 2024 AHL All-Star Classic,  ranks first on the team with a plus-nine rating and sits second on the squad with eight power play assists. Capobianco is the only Moose defenceman this season to rack up at least one power play, shorthanded and game-winning tally.

Chasing Milestones

There are a plethora of Moose players currently hunting down career milestones. Dominic Toninato, Nicholas Jones and Kristian Reichel are all inching closer to 100 career AHL points. The trio of forwards have put together career marks of 96, 95 and 93 points respectively. C.J. Suess joins the list and despite putting up 116 points in his AHL career, the Forest Lake, Minn. product is close to his 100th point in a Moose uniform with 94 points over his Manitoba tenure. Axel Jonsson-Fjallby is pursuing 50 career AHL goals with 46 career tallies, while the aforementioned Reichel is one assist shy of 50. Rounding out the group is Jeff Malott, who has 70 career Moose goals under his belt, which ties him for eighth in franchise history. Two more will bump him into a tie for seventh, while four more goals will tie him for sixth on the all-time list. Meanwhile, Ville Heinola ranks 10th on the Moose all-time points list for defencemen, but three more points will match him with Cameron Schilling for ninth on the list.

Holiday Matinee

Today’s game is the sixth time the Moose host a matinee game on a Louis Riel Day holiday Monday since returning to Winnipeg. The game is one of the hottest tickets on the Moose schedule each season with an average attendance of 7,326 over the five games. Manitoba holds a 2-3-0-0 record in the annual showdown, winning last year’s game by a 5-1 count over Grand Rapids. Forward Henri Nikkanen enjoyed a career-day recording three assists in that game. Forward Jeff Malott has scored in each of the past two editions of the long weekend showdown. The Admirals return as a frequent foe, taking on the Moose for the fifth time in six editions of the game. Manitoba is 1-3-0-0 against the Admirals on Louis Riel Day.

Who's Trending?

Parker Ford co-led the Moose in shots on Saturday. The forward, who is in the midst of his AHL rookie season, has notched 21 points (8G, 13A) in 46 games. That places him third in Manitoba rookie scoring and fifth overall on the squad. Ford’s three-game winning tallies also tie him with fellow forward C.J. Suess for the most on the Moose over the campaign.