Fast Facts: Moose at Milwaukee – Feb. 2By: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: February 2nd 2024
The Manitoba Moose are in Milwaukee to face off against the division-leading Admirals tonight (7 p.m. CT). It's Manitoba's first visit to Milwaukee since the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs. The Moose are on a three-game winning streak, seeking their first four-game run of the season. Their latest win came in Rockford, a 4-1 defeat of the IceHogs. Milwaukee is the hottest team in the AHL, riding an 11-game winning streak into tonight's action after a 4-3 overtime win against San Diego on Wednesday. Coverage of tonight's 7 p.m. CT matchup starts at 6:45 p.m. CT on CJOB.com/sports, the Winnipeg Jets App and AHLTV.
Dawson Barteaux posted a trio of points (2G, 1A) in Manitoba’s win over Rockford. In doing so, the defenceman achieved a multitude of milestones. The goal he scored in the first period was his first as a member of the Moose and held up as the eventual game-winning tally, another first for the defender. The multi-goal game was the first of his AHL career, as was the three-point contest. The Foxwarren, Man. product set a new career-high mark in goals, matched his previous high in assists and set a new career-best with his fourth point of the season. Barteaux is tied for seventh in Moose defencemen scoring and ranks second on the blue line with a plus-five rating.
Manitoba recalled forward Mark Liwiski from the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals on Wednesday. Liwiski has tallied 16 points (7G, 9A) along with 193 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Admirals this season. The Dauphin, Man. product has 33 career points (17G, 16A) in 103 ECHL contests split between Wichita and Norfolk. Prior to making his professional debut, the forward suited up in the WHL for the Everett Silvertips and Kelowna Rockets. He recorded 96 points (52G, 44A) over the span of 204 contests.
From Russia with Love
Nikita Chibrikov notched a pair of assists on Tuesday. The forward, a 2021 Winnipeg Jets second round selection, has recorded seven points (3G, 4A) over his past 10 contests and has six multi-point outings under his belt this season. The Moscow, Russia native ranks second in Moose total scoring with 31 points (13G,18A) in 38 games. In terms of goal scoring, the winger is tied with Brad Lambert for tops on the squad in both overall goals and power play markers. The forward led the Moose in goals and finished second in points over the month of January.
Thomas Milic picked up the road victory against Rockford in Manitoba’s most recent outing. The goaltender ended the contest with 22 saves on 23 shots for a .957 save percentage in the contest. Milic, a 2023 Winnipeg Jets fifth round selection, holds a 3-2-0 record alongside a 2.65 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage with Manitoba. The rookie hasn’t allowed more than two goals in any of his wins. All three of the netminders’ victories have come on the road with Milic posting a 2.08 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage in those contests.
Kyle Capobianco posted a pair of assists in Maniotba’s win on Tuesday. The defenceman has two multi-point games in his past three contests and is riding a three-game point streak while recording six points (1G, 5A). The Mississauga, Ont. product leads the Moose with 32 points (7G, 25A) in 37 games and is three assists shy of matching his career-high.